Community Information Session

Warming Hut by the rope tow (map)

The Ascutney Outdoors Board of Directors invites community members to join us for an information session to learn about our plans for the new 'Ascutney Outdoors Center'.  We're excited to share our progress with you, the community, and look forward to seeing you there.

Date: Sunday May 28th
Time: Presentation 11am - 11:30am, followed by an informal Q&A session and mingle with the board with light refreshments.
Location: Ascutney Outdoors Warming Hut, followed by a visit to the demolished base lodge site (future site of the AOC).  Rain location: Story Memorial Hall.

Ascutney Outdoors Center vision

West Windsor 5 & Dime Trail Run

Ascutney Trails (map)


Presented by Ascutney Outdoors and the Town of West Windsor

Race Details

Pre-Register: Online or by mail $15 adults, $10 teens (15-19), and FREE for kids/youths (14 and under)

Race-day Registration: Open 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM - $20 adults, $15 teens (15-19) and FREE for kids (14 and under)

FREE Kids/Youth Registration (14 and under) Please pre-register here
Race Contact: Deb Shearer 802-384-2129

10k Trail Run

Description: A hilly lollipop loop course on some beautiful and challenging trails. The first half is primarily ascending on mixed single and double track. The second half is primarily descending on single track. Follows the 5K course for the first and last miles of the race. Part of the Western NH Trail Running Series.  
Start Time: 9:00 am
Age Groups: M & F 11 & Under, 12-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ 
Awards: Prizes for top 3 overall. Plus first place in each age group.

5k Trail Run & Family Walk

Description: A moderately hilly lollipop course on mixed single and double track trails. 3/4 mile ascent, 3/4 mile traverse,  3/4 mile descent, 3/4 mile traverse. *NOT part of the WNHTRS.  Runners, walkers, families and youth welcome! 5K will start about 15 minutes after 10K.
Start Time: After the 10k (exact time TBD)
Age Groups: M & F:  Kids 8&Under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 Teens 15-19, Open 20-69, Super senior 70+
Awards: Prizes for top 3 overall. Plus first place in each age group.

Course Sampler

Directions to Start of Course

From the North on I-91 (White River Junction, VT / Canada / Eastern MA ): Take exit 9 and turn left onto US Route 5 for 4 miles to Windsor. Turn right at second set of lights in Windsor onto Route 44 for 5.4 miles to Holiday Inn Club Vacations Mount Ascutney Resort. The resort will be on your left.

From the South on I-91 (Brattleboro,VT / Western MA / CT / NYC) : Take exit 8 and turn right at the end of the exit ramp. Follow Route 131 for 3/10 of a mile to intersection with US Rte. 5. At the light, turn left onto Rte. 5 for 1.2 miles. Then, turn left onto Rte. 44A and follow for 2.8 miles. Bear left on Rte. 44 and follow for 2 miles to Holiday Inn Club Vacations Mount Ascutney Resort. It will be on your left just before the village of Brownsville.

From the East (Lebanon, NH / Concord, NH) - Take I-89 heading North. Exit onto I-91 South toward Brattleboro. Take exit 9 and turn left onto US Route 5 to Windsor. Turn right onto Route 44 in Windsor and proceed for 5.4 miles to Holiday Inn Club Vacations Mount Ascutney Resort. The Resort will be on your left just before the village of Brownsville.

From the West (Killington, VT / Rutland, VT / Woodstock, VT)Take US-4 heading East. At Woodstock, take Route 106 South for 13 miles to Route 44.Turn left onto Route 44 and follow for 5 miles through the village of Brownsville. Holiday Inn Club Vacations Mount Ascutney Resort will be on your right.

Registration: will be at the Ascutney Trails kiosk in the large parking lot by the skier bridge over Ski Tow Road.

2015 Race Results: 10k Trail Run     5k Trail Run and Walk


Dirty Road-A-Coaster

Adventure Bicycle Ride

Come to Mount Ascutney Resort in Brownsville Vermont to ride a 45 mile course, including 6 off-road (class IV) sections.  The course will be posted online late April/early May.    Read more below, and register online here

Scoring: The Dirty Road-A-Coaster is a timed event. Final times will be posted after the race and online.

Recommended Bicycle: Road, Cross bike, Mountain Bike

Tire Size: 25-35’s        Gearing: Compact 50/34 or Std  53/39     Cassette- 11/28 -11/32

Feed Zones: There will be 2 Feed Zones--zones will be posted once the final course is laid out. Water and snacks will be provided at all feed zones.

Sweep: There will be a support vehicle sweeping the course bringing up the rear and there will be Course Marshalls supporting the major turns on and off the paved sections.

Course Markings: Great pride is taken in the course marking/clarity--the course is marked with arrows at every turn. 

Post Ride Party: Lunch is included with your entry and catered by Chef Kevin Lasko of Vermont Farms Catering, Chocolate Chip Cookies by King Arthur Flour and McNamara Dairy Chocolate Milk.  The catered lunch last year was Vermont all natural beef burgers, Potato Leek Soup,  Chocolate Chip Cookies and Chocolate Milk, it was AMAZING!

Gnar Weasels - Kenda Cup East #4

Ascutney Trails (map)

Each year this event changes venues, and this year, this New England Mountain Bike Race will be held at Ascutney Trails.  The course follows some of the awesome technical trails mountainside, and is an EFTA  (Eastern Fat Tire Association) sanctioned and insured event.  Read more and register here.

2nd Annual Mount Ascutney Rainbow Run

The Climb Fitness Center (map)

Mount Ascutney Rainbow Run

Come join us for the 2nd annual Mt. Ascutney Rainbow Run. Run, walk or hike on some of the beautiful Ascutney Trails while getting showered in multi-colored hues. This fun run is suitable for all ages and fitness levels so grab your friends and family and make sure to join us on July 2nd.

Getting showered with color is optional but having fun is mandatory!

Registration begins: 8:30am,

Run Start: 9:00am

Start at The Climb Fitness Center

Price: $15 day of.   $12 pre-registration *A Portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Brownsville 4th of July Committee

Online registraton begins Friday May 26th: 

Brownsville Fourth of July Fireworks Fesitval!

Ascutney Trails (map)

Bring your friends and family to enjoy a fun-filled pre-firework community celebration from 5 pm to dusk.  Enjoy good food, music, games, a raffle, vendors, and catching up with friends and neighbors. Fireworks to follow!

For everyone's safety and enjoyment of the event, please no grills and no drones. Also, please pack in/ pack out all trash. 

Learn more on Facebook

Rain date: July 5th

Harpoon Point to Point MTB Ride

Ascutney Trails (map)

The Harpoon Point to Point presented by National Life Group is a charity cycling event created in 2002 to raise funds and awareness for the Vermont Foodbank’s mission to end the growing problem of hunger in Vermont.

Harpoon Brewery has partnered with Sport Trails of the Ascutney Basin (STAB) to add a new ride to the Point to Point this year: A 20-mile mountain bike ride including areas of the renowned Ascutney Trails network in Brownsville, VT.  The rider registration fee is $80 (earlybird) + $150 minimum fundraising requirement (due by August 31st).  Read more here.

The ride is a cross-country ride of approximately 20 miles, with scenic dirt road sections connecting lots of technical, classic Vermont singletrack. There's a selection of challenging trails with steady elevation gains, so strong intermediate or advanced mountain bike skills and fitness are required to take on this route. Well-stocked aid stations and a couple of short flat stretches will give you a chance to rest and recharge between climbs.  Read more here.

25th Annual Vermont 50 Mountain Bike/Ultra-Run

Ascutney Mountain Resort (map)

Folks gather the last weekend of September every year to race this challenging and Vermont-Scenic Course. Racers can sign up for a 50 Mile Mtn Bike, 50 Mile Run, 50 K Run, Team Relay and a Free Kids Fun Race!! The race starts and ends at Mount Ascutney Resort, Brownsville VT, and race proceeds benefit Vermont Adaptive

Fore more information visit

Lucy Mac 5K-9

Ascutney Trails (map)

This year Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society is again taking their 5K-9 down the road to the trails at Ascutney Mountain in Brownsville, VT. We’re thrilled to be working together for one of Lucy Mac's largest, and healthiest, fundraisers of the year! We’re even more thrilled that our 5K-9 will remain a canine-friendly event.

The 2017 Lucy Mac 5K-9 at Ascutney Trails is scheduled for Sunday, October 1 at the Ascutney Trails in Brownsville, VT.

Click here for registration and more information.

Fall ski trails 'Lopper Fest'

Bring your 'loppers' and help us clear and reclaim some of the old ski trails on the mountain.

More details to come closer to the event date.