Cross Country Ski Areas of New York

PO Box 73, North River, NY 12856

Phone: Ski Reports 800-CALL-NYS

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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  • Cross Country Ski Areas of New York

This Weekend Feb. 7, 8, 2015

This Weekend Feb. 7, 8, 2015

Weeeeee!  Absolutely the best skiing in years – head anywhere – North East South or West!  Here is the latest Ski Reports

Enjoy the benefits of groomed ski trails!

For Ski Report Information visit our Directory – call the ski area direct for a live report.

Lots of great events and festivals going on for the next two weeks.  Lots of new snow also in the forecast and cold weather as far out as three weeks.  Get out there it’s great!

Listen to John Warren’s latest conditions in the Adirondacks courtesy of the Adirondack Almanack

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