Cross Country Ski Areas of New York

PO Box 73, North River, NY 12856

Phone: Ski Reports 800-CALL-NYS

  • Jan. 30, 31, 2015 Conditions

This Weekend Jan. 30, 31 2015 Conditions

This Weekend Jan. 30, 31 2015 Conditions

Inch by inch – skiing gets better and better!  A little chilly this weekend – but take shorter ski tours and enjoy the hot chocolate!  There’s plenty of good cross county skiing this coming weekend – all across NY – North, East, South and West!  Here’s the latest rundown and links to more information. Complete Ski Report

Lake Placid – great midwinter packed powder conditions.  Mt. Van Hoevenberg  and Cascade XC-Ski are both 100% open.  Read more here.  or Mt. VanHoevenberg Facebook

Southern Adirondacks – Great skiing at both Lapland Lake 100% open and Garnet Hill, approaching full operation.  Lapland Lake on Facebook  Garnet Hill on Facebook

Tug Hill – Always a big winner in the snowfall category.  Osceola Tug Hill is 100% open with midwinter packed powder.  website

Capital Region and Hudson ValleyGreat News!  Both Fahnestock Winter Park in Cold Spring and Pineridge Cross Country Ski in Poestenkill (near Troy, NY) have received enough snow to open.  Fahnestock 18 Km open, Pineridge 35 KM open.  Also in the lower Hudson Valley Mohank Mt. House is open for skiing

For a voice report listen to our phone report at 800-CALL-NYS

Current Conditions in the Adirondacks by John Warren of the Adirondack Almanack.

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This Weekend Jan. 24, 25, 2015

Cross Country Ski Conditions for this Weekend Jan. 24, 25, 2015

There’s plenty of good cross county skiing this coming weekend – mostly relegated to the Northern Ski Areas.  Here’s the latest rundown and links to more information. Complete Ski Report

Lake Placid – great midwinter packed powder conditions.  Mt. Van Hoevenberg  and Cascade XC-Ski are both 100% open.  Read more here.  or Mt. VanHoevenberg Facebook

Southern Adirondacks – Great skiing at both Lapland Lake 100% open and Garnet Hill, approaching full operation.  Lapland Lake on Facebook  Garnet Hill on Facebook

Tug Hill – Always a big winner in the snowfall category.  Osceola Tug Hill is 100% open with midwinter packed powder.  website

Capital Region and Hudson ValleyGreat News!  Both Fahnestock Winter Park in Cold Spring and Pineridge Cross Country Ski in Poestenkill (near Troy, NY) have received enough snow to open.  Fahnestock 8Km open, Pineridge 15KM open

For a voice report listen to our phone report at 800-CALL-NYS

Current Conditions in the Adirondacks by John Warren of the Adirondack Almanack.

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Cross Country Ski NY – Ladies Ski Programs

Cross Country Ski NY – Ladies Ski Programs 2015

New to Cross Country Skiing?  Most all cross country ski areas offer lessons for adults and children, and some go a step further with women specific programs and lessons.  Here’s a rundown of current programs.

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  • MLK Weekend 2015

MLK Weekend 2015 – Great Skiing!

MLK Weekend 2015!  Get out and enjoy some great cross country skiing!

Inch by inch is how the skiing improves.  With no big storms, except on the Tug Hill plateau, great skiing has snuck in and surprised us!  Check out the latest conditions on our Ski Report page

Most open areas are at or near full operation for the coming weekend.  Photo above is a recent picture from Garnet Hill.  Skiers can expect crisp tracks and midwinter packed powder snow surfaces.

Some new Facebook pics and videos Mt. Van Hoevenberg  Garnet Hill  Lapland Lake Adirondack Ski Touring Council and Dewey Mt.

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  • Open House and Sale

Thanksgiving XC-Ski Specials and Sales!

This is what we’re looking for!  Great skiing!
Photo above is from Lapland Lake last season.

Thanksgiving XC-Ski Specials and Sales!

Ski Season is coming Fast!  After a good start the last couple of weeks for Osceola Tug Hill and Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, we’re in a little lull waiting for the first coastal storm of the ski season.  Get in gear!  The new snow will also fall on Open House Celebrations at Garnet Hill, and of course the great ski sale at Cascade in Lake Placid.  Click a tab below for more information.

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  • Cross Country Ski Season 2014-2015 has begun!

NY Cross Country Ski Season 2014-2015 has begun!

NY Cross Country Ski Season 2014-2015 has begun!  Three ski areas are open in New York – Osceola Tug Hill in Camden, NY the Olympic Trails at Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, and Cascade Cross Country Ski Center also in Lake Placid.

Top photo is from Mt. Van Hoevenberg.  See complete ski reports here.

Osceola has he most snow with all 40km of trails open.  Lake Placid has substantially less snow, but it should last through the weekend.  Get out there!  Visit our weather page for more information.

Backcountry skiers might want to try the Whiteface Highway (pictured above) – see a story here from Brian Mann of NCPR.  Also – Listen to John Warren’s podcast below about current conditions in the Adirondacks

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President’s Week 2014 – Awesome Snow!

President’s Week 2014 – This is as good as cross country skiing gets!  With as much as 5″ of new snow on Tuesday, cross country ski areas are sporting the best ski conditions in years!  While it does appear that a warm-up will visit most of ski country across New York on Friday – a return to cold is in the forecast for later in the weekend.  Check the latest ski conditions here.  And find weather report information here.

President's Week Skiing Cross Country ski Area's of NYCheck out our backcountry ski page for some information about ski routes in the North Creek/North River area.  Photo above is Ed Orr skiing Raymond Brook Trail in North River, NY.  Coming up March 1. 2 – Ski Fest – a festival of Backcountry Skiing in the Lake Placid Area.

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The Latest XC-Ski News and Conditions

 Lake Placid Loppet Postponed

The Big news is that the Lake Placid Loppet, originally scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 2014, has been postponed ’till March.  This is good news – think of all the training time you have now!
From their FB page…
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the 2014 Lake Placid Loppet has been postponed to Saturday, March 8th, 2014. Early registrations ($70) has been extended to Wednesday, March 5th. Packet pick-up and late registration ($80) is Friday, March 7th, 3:00-8:00pm at the Olympic Cross Country Center.
We hope that you will be able to join us on our postponement date of March 8. If you are not able to, your registration will be carried over to the 2015 Lake Placid Loppet. Link to Registration

Latest Conditions Jan 16, 2014

There is still plenty of skiing – and surprising good cover in many areas.  So, trail counts and surface quality will improve with even small amounts of new snow.  Lake Placid has recorded 2″ of new snow and Mt. Van Hovenberg will reopen tomorrow on some of the flatter terrain.  Further to the South Garnet Hill is open with some new snow (1″+).  Much the same with Lapland Lake (2″) and Osceola.  This makes a huge difference in the skiing – again with good base cover – some nice skiing is on tap for MLK Weekend.  Picture is from Lapland Jan. 16, 2014.  Latest Ski Conditions

More News!

Lapland Lake – Ladies Love To Ski  A Cross Country Ski Program Designed For Women, Taught by Women!  Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center will host a women’s-only ski program Saturday, January 25 from 9:30am – 2:30pm. Pre-registration is required.  The popular five-hour ski program, “Lapland Ladies Love […]

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  • Vassaloppet

Biggest Ski Day Ever!

I had always remembered a skiing trivia question.  What was the biggest ski day ever?  What day of the year has recorded the most skiers at a ski area?  Most folks would guess sometime during Christmas or New Year’s or Presidents weekend in February.  But alas it was Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.  Killington in Vermont recorded 14,000 skiers on Black Friday sometime in the 1990’s.  This number was eclipsed by Mammoth Mt. in California sometime later.

Biggest Ski Day Ever – The Vasaloppet!

Biggest ski day ever!But I recently saw an article about the Vasaloppet in Sweden.  This 90km. (that’s more than 55 miles!) cross country ski race has almost 16,000 skiers registered for the March 2, 2014 event!  The entire week of racing will see 68,000 skiers cross country ski racing!  The race commemorates the victory of the Swedes over the Danish Rulers by Gustav Eriksson Vasa in 1521.  Read the Vasa History Account here.

Most of the racers are Swedish and they take this race very seriously with a combination of national pride and fitness training.  Here is a photo of Ernst Alm the first winner in 1922.  Check out that equipment to go 90km in!

There is an American version of the Vasaloppet held every year in Mora Minnesota – Vassaloppet USA.  This Loppet features a 58km. freestyle event and a 42km classic event.

If you can’t make it to Sweden or Minnesota, local racers can enter the Lake Placid Loppet.  This year the Lake Placid Loppet is held on Jan. 25, 2014.  The Lake Placid Loppet is held on the same trails as the 1980 Olympic cross country […]

By |December 11th, 2013|Uncategorized, XC-Ski News|Comments Off on Biggest Ski Day Ever!
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Open House at Lapland Lake

image001LAPLAND LAKE NORDIC VACATION CENTER’S ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE!

Benson, NY – Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center will host its two-day annual Open House Saturday and Sunday, November 23 and 24 from 9:00am – 4:30pm each day. Visitors are invited to tour the Finnish-style four-season vacation center which is celebrating its 35th anniversary year.

Open House is free of charge to all. Facility use fees will be half-price both days for those wishing to ski, snowshoe and tube (conditions permitting). If there is no snow, visitors are welcome to enjoy complimentary hiking on the resort’s 50km trail system.

Visitors may enter a door prize drawing for a choice of any pair of new skis in stock OR a 2013-14 Season Pass Membership. If the individual whose name is drawn has already purchased their 2013-14 Membership, his or her purchase price will be refunded.

During the two-day Open House all new cross country ski and snowshoe equipment will be discounted 30%. Rental ski packages will be available for purchase from $125.00 for juniors and from $175.00 for adults. Season-long equipment rentals ($75 – $180 plus deposit) will be available as well. Lapland Lake’s operator, former US Olympian Olavi Hirvonen, will assist with proper equipment selection and sizing.

Spencer Morrissey, author of the newly published book, Adirondack Skier, a guide to some of the best trails in the Adirondack Park for cross country skiing, […]

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