Backcountry Skiing and Snowshoeing

Backcountry skiing Cross Country Ski Areas NYBackcountry Skiing & Snowshoeing across NY State

There are many ungroomed places to ski and snowshoe across New York including many of New York’s State Park trail systems, local town park trails, and hundreds of miles of hiking and mountain bike trails.  Chances are if you have a favorite Summer trail or old woods road that you hike or bike on it could be a great ski trip in Winter.  A good place to start is at one of the NY Cross Country Ski Areas – they usually have trails nearby that they would recommend and lessons and rentals for backcountry skiing or snowshoeing.  Visit our Ski Area Directory.  For more trail information this is a great resource for maps (mostly downloadable to a phone), and trail information – Every Trial Website.  If you want to get really into the high country and backcountry skiing and snowshoeing take in the Mountain Fest 2014 sponsored by The Mountaineer in Keene.

Trail Map (pdf 11″x 17″) of backcountry ski and snowshoe trails near Gore Mt.  mostly in the Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area.
New! Trail Map of North Creek Ski Bowl Trails
Jackrabbit Trail Maps – great skiing in the Lake Placid area.  Classic Adirondack Ski Tours A great book by Tony Goodwin, still very accurate
Discover The Adirondacks series of books originally penned by Barbara McMartin (now deceased), with some guides recently updated.  These guides are a great resource for all season adventures in the Adirondacks including backcountry skiing.