Trip at a Glance

8
Miles
11
Min Age
II-IV
Class

Pricing

TRIP DESCRIPTION

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.

2019 Schedule: May 4, 5, September 21, 22

Includes: Pre-trip safety instruction, professional guide, PFD and helmet, transportation to and from river, cookout at Mt Snow after trip (chicken, fish or vegetarian option), photo presentation of your adventure.

Why Choose Crab Apple For Vermont White Water Rafting?

“FIRST TIME RAFTING, GUIDES WERE HILARIOUS, VERY EXPERIENCED AND TAKE SAFETY SERIOUSLY.

Top of the line gear and wonderful experience and beautiful wilderness. Overall a great time and recommend tremendously!”

– Kyle Dillion

AMAZING EXPERIENCE!

“The whole day was easy and so much fun! The staff was friendly, energetic and super helpful. I recommend this for any family.”

– Lauren Michaels Korn

CRAB APPLE IS CERTAINLY THE BEST RUN OUTFIT IN THE NORTHEAST

“You have a top-notch, well-trained excellent friendly crew through your entire operation and your dedication to the Crab Apple tradition shows.”

– Denny

West River Map

Click a pin to explore more about a particular part of the river.

Interactive map of Vermont showing West River.

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