Cross Country Ski Areas of New York

PO Box 73, North River, NY 12856

Phone: Ski Reports 800-CALL-NYS

Cross Country Ski Areas of NY – Fall Meeting

Cross Country Ski Areas of NY – Fall Meeting – Sat. Oct. 21

There is still time to RSVP for the Fall Meeting!  So far we have 15-20 people attending – cross country ski area operators, ski equipment reps, insurance reps, ski shop owners.
Take a beautiful drive to Lapland Lake – Network and Brainstorm for a successful 2017-2018 Season!
Join Us!  Fall Meeting – Cross Country Ski Areas of New York October 21, 2017 at Lapland Lake, Benson NY

Meeting 10AM – 12:30.  Lunch 12:30-1:30.
Meet 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  Depart.
Lunch will be provided by Lapland Lake $12/person 
Lapland Lake Website


Agenda

1 Welcome and History of Cross Country Ski Areas of NY.
2 Philosophy and membership – In the past we have required that a cross country ski area charge a fee to be considered for inclusion in the membership of Cross Country Ski Areas Of New York.    Discussion for Group.
3  Trail construction and Homologated Trails – The new North Creek Ski Bowl Trails and the future of Cross Country Skiing.
4  Promotion and Marketing Cross Country Skiing – web, email, print, blogs, podcasts, video.  Bring your ideas and concerns.
5  Ski Reports.  Trail condition forums.  Ski Shows.  Discussion for Group
Cooperative Season Passes for NY Areas
Fat Bikes  Off-Season Money Makers.
9  Grooming Trends
10  XC-Ski Equipment Trends
Please forward any additional Agenda Items to Dick Carlson at diccarlson@frontiernet.net
Additional Contact Information:
Dick Carlson, Cross Country Ski Areas of NY
(w) 518-668-5401 x 233  |   (h) 518-251-0829
RSVP – send an Email below
Email: nyxcski@yahoo.com or diccarlson@frontiernet.net


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  • Weather Changes and Ski Report Dec. 30, 2015

Weather Changes and Ski Report Dec. 30, 2015

Weather Changes and Ski Report Dec. 30, 2015

Weather Changes and Ski Report Dec. 30, 2015Finally, winter has made an appearance!  Anywhere from 3-6 inches of snow/sleet and rain has fallen, mostly across the Northern areas.  This is a great time to call ahead and find out exactly how the snow conditions and skiing are.  Find phone numbers and other ski area information here on our Directory page.

For the latest ski report click here.  Or hear a voice report on the I LOVE NY snow phone – 1-800-CALL-NYS

Weather Changes are coming – more of a weather pattern change is in store for the middle of January.  Here’s a great video explanation of what’s coming up.  See more weather reports here.  And here’s a great story on some bizarre weather heading to the North Pole!

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  • Open House and Sale

It’s here! Winter 2015-2016

It’s here! Winter 2015-2016

Winter has been reluctant to make much of an appearance until now!  Lake effect snow has dumped anywhere from an inch to almost 2 feet across New York.  Of course the big winner is Osceola Tug Hill in Camden with a reported 22″ of new snow and all 40km of trails open, 25k track set.  Visit their website  |  315 599 -7377  |  directions

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Mid April 2015 and Beyond

Still some great Spring Skiing available for the weekend April 11-12.  The Olympic Trails at Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid will be open this weekend with 35km of trails.  Also Osceola Tug Hill, Camden, NY is fully open with all 40km of trails open.  See the full report here.  Also some great recent photos/video on the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Facebook page.

See the latest outdoor conditions for the Adirondack Park on Adirondack Almanack

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  • XC-Ski Easter Weekend 2015

XC-Ski Easter Weekend 2015

XC-Ski Easter Weekend 2015

There’s plenty of great cross country skiing left across New York!  This weekend will see areas with 100% coverage and some surprisingly good skiing for April.  Weather forecasts are calling for (finally) some warm temperatures before the weekend – then things get interesting, at least for the Northern areas.  Snow is likely late Friday night into Saturday with the potential for several inches to near a foot of new snow.  A cold front for Sunday will preserve mid-winter snow surfaces for Easter Sunday – get out and enjoy it!

Open areas will include Lapland Lake in Benson, Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, Garnet Hill Lodge in North River, and Osceola Tug Hill in  Camden, NY.

Best bet with changeable weather is to call ahead for a live report.  Visit our Ski Area Directory here and current get Current Ski Reports here.

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Late Feb. Still Great XC-Skiing!

Incredibly great skiing continues – with mostly powder and packed powder midwinter cross country ski conditions.  More cold weather (preserving that great skiing!) is in the forecast, but moderating from the below zero cold of earlier this month.  Lots of great cross country skiing coupled with some wonderful events and festivals should keep everyone busy!  See the updated ski reports here.

Great backcountry skiing is available – well anywhere!  If you have a great Summer Trail – explore it in winter.  Photo above is near North Creek on the Raymond Brook Ski Trail – more info here.

In Lake Placid at Mt. Van Hoevenberg enjoy the events of the first Nordic Festival Friday, Feb. 27 – Sunday, March 1.  See the complete schedule here – something for everyone!

Also part of the Lake Placid Nordic Festival at Cascade XC-Ski Center.  Kick off to Nordic Weekend — Farm to Ski Dinner, Local food & beer by:  Mace Chasm Farm & Ausable Brewing Co.  String music by Ploughman’s Lunch, Candle lit X-C skiing  6-8 PM skiing, 6-10 PM food & drink, $10 for skiing + cover $5 cover.  Ski & Snowshoe Rentals Available  – give them a call 518-523-1111

At Lapland Lake – in addition to great skiing – spectacular really –  there’s a ton of special events!  Animal tracking tours, a BBQ on Sunday March 1 and more.  More Information here.

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks this weekend courtesy of Adirondack Almanack

For skiers near to NYC – it is a spectacular ski season!  Watch the video for Fahnestock Winter Park in Cold Spring, NY.  Best skiing in years!  Ski the complete ski reports for all the ski areas here or call the […]

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  • Great Skiing Continues Feb. 20, 21, 2015

Great Skiing Continues Feb. 20, 21, 2015

Great Skiing Continues Feb. 20, 21, 2015!  Above, recent picture from Lapland Lake pretty much tells the story – IT’S SPECTACULAR SKIING!

Get out and enjoy the best cross country skiing in 10 years!  Get in on a cross country ski lesson – learn snowshoeing – watch your kids ski – Embrace Winter with cross country skiing!  Midwinter packed powder snow surfaces predominate from NYC to the Canadian Border!
Here is the current ski report.

On the phone – listen to the cross country ski report at the I LOVE NY Snow phone 800-CALL-NYS (option 2, option2).

John Warren’s Current Conditions in the Adirondacks – courtesy of Adirondack Almanac.

 

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  • President's Week 2015 - Awesome NY XC-Skiing!

President’s Week 2015 – Awesome NY XC-Skiing!

President’s Week 2015 – Awesome NY XC-Skiing!

It isn’t often that you can say the skiing can’t get any better – but this is one of those times.  Fresh snow blankets the entire State and virtually every venue will be open this weekend and mostly all of next week.  So make plans for a great ski week!  Find a Ski Center here.  I would add the benefits of groomed cross country ski trails is chiefly to pack that 2 or 3 feet of fresh snow!

First the weather – it is going to be cold.  But, I haven’t seen the weather yet that is too cold for cross country skiing!  Here’s a  few hints.  First, dress appropriately, no whimpy Spring Skiing outfits – this is real cold.  Even for high aerobic cross country skiing consider an extra insulating layer this weekend.  Wear downhill gloves of heavy mittens.  Don’t be afraid to use hand and foot warmers.  They’re only a couple of dollars at most ski shops.  Take shorter ski trips and drink lots of hot drinks.  Kids get cold easily so don’t tackle a long tour on a cold day – short and sweet – then go inside by the fire.  Even below zero and windy has it’s own allure and magic.  You will always be able to tell the story – remember that cold day skiing…

Ski and Weather Reports

This might be a good opportunity to get out and enjoy some of the smaller ski centers that haven’t had this good a skiing in years.  Try out Tree Haven Trails (Bob’s Trees), Galway, NY or Mountain Trails in Tannersville, NY or

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  • 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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  • Cross country ski NY Ladies Ski Programs

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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