About the Catamount Trail Association
The Catamount Trail Association (CTA) was incorporated in 1984 and is a member-supported, non-profit organization with the purpose of building, maintaining and protecting the Catamount Trail as a public resource, and furthering cross-country skiing in the state.
Thanks to the cooperation of the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, the U.S. Forest Service, the 36 Vermont town governments the Trail passes through, as well as the nearly 200 private landowners whose property the Trail crosses, the Catamount Trail is now 100% complete.
The work of protecting the Catamount Trail is not nearly finished however. We are actively engaged with public land managers to ensure the best possible route and are continually looking to find alternate routes off of busy snowmobile corridors. We are also working diligently to permanently protect the entire trail corridor by obtaining trail access easements.
CTA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and employs a full-time Executive Director and three part-time staff – all dedicated to maintaining, protecting and promoting use of the Catamount Trail
Since our founding, we have worked with hundreds of volunteers to establish the Trail corridor. We invite you to join us in this effort to build, maintain, and conserve this valuable public winter recreational resource by becoming a member or volunteering to help with one of our great projects. Please also consider a tax-deductible donation to our Trail Fund, which helps to cover the costs associated with protecting the Catamount Trail in perpetuity -- for generations of skiers to come!