Northfield Mountain Environment & Recreation Center logo
Type Other
  • Mountain Bike
  • Hike
  • Trail Running
  • Horse
  • Snowshoe
  • Nordic Ski
Phone 8008592960
99 Millers Falls Rd
Northfield, Massachusetts
United States
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Northfield Mountain is a pumped storage hydroelectric facility owned and operated by FirstLight Power Resources. At Northfield FirstLight offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities as well as an extensive array of environmental and recreation programs. We are a four-season recreation facility situated along a beautiful sweep of mountainside, with satellite facilities conveniently located along a 7-mile stretch of the Connecticut River.

Northfield Mountain has more than 25 miles of trails designed specifically for cross country skiing and groomed for both classical and free-style skiing. Our trails offer some of the finest Nordic skiing in the region, from beginner trails to the demanding 800-foot vertical climb of Tenth Mountain Trail. Hikers, dogs and other pets are excluded from our trails during the ski season.

Hours of Operation: Wednesday through Sunday 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Trail Report
Always call ahead to our 24-hour Snow Phone for the most current conditions: (800) 859-2960 or check our Trails Report on our Facebook page which is updated daily. Trail system closed to all users Mondays and Tuesdays, except holiday openings.

Rental Equipment and Trail Fees
We offer mid-length waxless skis, equipped with easy-to-use NNN bindings. Adult sized skate ski rentals are also available as are combination packages that include rentals, trail fees and lessons. For those with very young children, pulks may be rented for $5 per hour.
View Our 2018–2019 Rates (PDF)

Northfield Mountain’s certified ski instructors offer 90 minute group lessons for $25/person which are generally offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on weekends and weekdays by appointment. Ski lessons emphasize fun, essential skills, and safety. Participants may choose between beginner’s group lessons, special technique clinics, or private instruction for $50/hour. Reservations are required. Phone: (800) 859-2960. Special programs at moderate prices are offered for school groups.

More than six miles of trails are reserved exclusively for snowshoeing. The trails meander through scenic sections of the mountain, with great views from Rose Ledges. Free snowshoe trail tickets must be picked up at the ski shop before heading out. Please see our price chart above if you need to rent snowshoes.

Northfield Mountain can take on the largest blizzard or the lightest dusting of snow with their fleet of grooming vehicles. The trails receive regular grooming–usually in the early morning, with tracks set for classical skiing and areas groomed flat for skating.

Nearby Trail Networks

Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center 17 20 441 trails
Farley Ledges0 trails
Dry Hill Public Trail System 23 trails

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