Catamount was created in 1978 and began as a cross country ski center to keep the beautiful 500 acre property intact for people to use and enjoy. With about 20 miles of trails offering wonderful views of the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks, the property, conveniently located 9 miles from Burlington, also has historical significance, as it was originally owned by Giles Chittenden, the son of Vermont’s first Governor, Thomas Chittenden. The business continued to grow and evolve in the early ’80′s as a mountain bike center and has been hosting mountain bike events ever since. Over the years, more programs have been created, including a mountain bike summer camp that is turning 20 years old this summer and now sees nearly 400 kids each year. Catamount also hosts the largest and longest running mountain bike training series, an amazing weekly trail running series, a cyclocross series that has grown to see over 100 riders on any given week, and a UCI cyclocross weekend that is part of the Verge New England Cyclocross Series. Catamount is the home to the Little Bellas girls mentoring on bikes program, hosts high school and college cross country running races, promotes winter events, hosts the local Special Olympics winter training program, offers weddings and functions, and so much more. Catamount became a 501 (c)3 non profit in 2006, now known as Catamount Outdoor Family Center, and is supported by many different funding sources including memberships, donations, and grants. Catamount is proud to present the Catamount Classic Pro XCT.