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Winter Activities

We moved to the Killington region because it has the best skiing on the east coast.  But, oh my, the adventures are hardly limited to the hill.  Beginning with the world class skiing and riding, below is a taste of the wide range of winter activities that are all easily accessed from our inn.  Enjoy!

Downhill Skiing and Riding

Only 15 minutes to the slopes, we have been known to provide an ideal solution for dog lovers who love to downhill ski and ride.  As our guests you can enjoy a day on the hill while your pup is cared for in Mario's Playhouse.  Ski and ride guilt free and come home to your best friend who just might be more tired than you after a fun romp in Paw House Park.


Killington Resort's six peaks and 4,241' elevation offer 3,000' of vertical drop, exceptional views and ample opportunities for outdoor adventure with the longest on-snow season in the East.

Pico Mountain

One of Pico’s best aspects is that guests can enjoy the experience of a large mountain with the personal touch of a smaller ski area.


Offering southern Vermont’s highest vertical drop of 2,200 feet and a trail network that spans five distinct alpine areas, Okemo Mountain Resort is a family oriented and family operated resort.

Cross Country Skiing

Whether you are seeking back country skiing or groomed trails, The Paw House Inn is nearby to several cross country skiing locations.  Some of which are dog friendly.

Mountain Meadows

Mountain Meadows cross-country ski and snowshoe center offers 30 Kilometers of trails groomed for classic and skate skiing. Bonus: well-behaved dogs are encouraged!!

Mountain Top Inn and Resort

Just twenty minutes from the Paw House Inn you will find some of the best maintained nordic ski trails in Vermont.  Mountain Top offers over 60 km of trails, some of which are dog friendly.

Catamount Cross Country Trails

The Catamount Trail (CT) is a fully conserved, well-maintained public access ski trail that spans the length of Vermont.  This network of trails is ideal for advanced back country and cross country skiers.  Dogs are welcome to join you for this adventure!

Snowshoeing and Hiking


The amount of snow in the woods will determine whether you are hiking or snowshoeing.  Either way you and your best friend will be exploring some of the best terrain in the country.  If you have your own snowshoes, then most hiking trails will be accessible.  If you don't have your own equipment, or if you are seeking a more official snowshoeing experience, there are many other options which include a nordic center, such as the dog-friendly Mountain Meadows.

Fat Bikes

Biking in winter?! You bet!

Pine Hill Park

One of the best treasures of the Rutland region and ten minutes from The Paw House Inn,  Pine Hill Park offers 16 miles of single-track trail spread over 325 acres of terrain offering some of the very best mountain biking in the central Vermont region.

Mountain Meadows and Alpine Bike Works

Don't have your own fat bike yet? No worries.  Mountain Meadows and Alpine Bike Works have teamed up to offer fat bike rental and dog-friendly biking trails.  

Sledding and Skating and Sleigh Rides, oh my!

Recapture some of your childhood memories. Located right in our backyard is an outrageous sledding hill.  (Check out the video!) Or lace up your skates and seek an outdoor adventure on one of our many local frozen ponds or visit one of our two local indoor rinks.  Looking for some romance? Try an old-fashioned sleigh ride!  Are we missing something, contact us and we will try to find it for you.  


Killington Snowmobile Tours
Looking for the ultimate in adventure?  If you have never experienced the thrill of snowmobiling, you owe it to yourself to book a day at Killington Snowmobile Tours.  Experienced, safe, and with a vast knowledge of the awesome mountain terrain, the guides at this establishment know how to cater to every level of rider.  

VAST Trails 

If you have your own sleds, you can access the VAST trail system from various locations nearby The Paw House Inn.  

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