West River Rafting

WEST RIVER RAFTING

II-IV
Rapid Classification
8
Miles
2.5 - 3
River Time (Hours)
12
Minimum Age
Food
 River snack and
Cookout at base after trip

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Vermont Whitewater Rafting FAQs

Commonly Asked Questions

  What else should I bring?

It is wise to bring more warm clothing than you think you might need on the river. For after the trip, bring a towel, change of clothes and shoes. $$$ - Each of our three locations houses a fun store where you may purchase pictures of your trip in addition to a fine selection of apparel and souvenirs. In Maine, our pub and restaurant will also be open for relaxing after trips. In Massachusetts, our snack bar will be open for a drink or snack on our deck overlooking the river.

  Can I request my guide?

Please do! Our guides look forward to taking their favorite crews down the river again and again. But please remember that your favorite Crab Apple guide may already be requested or have other commitments preventing us from making any guarantees

  Do trips run in the rain?

Raft trips will not be cancelled due to weather unless Crab Apple deems that travel to the river from base camps or safety on the river will be compromised. Cancellations would be decided the morning of a trip at Crab Apple and full refunds issued.

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West River Rafting

We raft the West River on scheduled dam releases provided by the Army Corp of Engineers. The West offers a unique trip combining eight miles of continuous Class III intermediate action with some bigger whitewater in rapids such as "Landslide" and "The Dumplings". We meet our trip at Mount Snow Ski Resort and end the trip there with a delicious cookout and slide show of the day's raft trip.

We begin our trip by walking to the top of Ball Mountain Dam. Views from atop the dam are breathtaking as we look down at the first rapid and back across the reservoir at Stratton Mountain Ski Area. We then descend to the river and practice paddling for the upcoming action. The first half of the trip runs through beautiful Jamaica State Park and includes a half-mile rapid called "Landslide" and the feature rapid of the day, "The Dumplings". "The Dumplings" is a tight S-turn where strong team paddling is necessary to avoid giant boulders and hit the biggest waves. After a quick snack, the second half of the trip has several more Class II-III rapids like "Tornado Alley", "The Ledges" and works back toward our base camp at Mount Snow.

The West has an unbeatable combination of action and scenery which is universally loved by both veteran and new rafters.

Finally we came up to your place at Mt Snow for the West River ride.

“Our guides have been telling us for years that we should try the West. They were right - September was a great time to raft because of the warm West River water, the fun rapids, but most of all the beautiful scenery. The river is so cool with the walk to the dam and the great views. And walking down the dam and watching the other kayaks and rafts was awesome.
We are so glad we finally came and saw this cool trip and we were lucky to have our guide from last year on Monroe Bridge, Dominic. He is awesome and an asset to your company - so fun and a great guide.”

Jean and Walt - Portsmouth, New Hampshire


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