Let it snow – Kick off the XC Ski & Snowshoe Season

4th Annual Cross Country Ski
and Snowshoe Swap Fundraiser

As the Hudson Valley hillsides change color and the leaves cover up the summer hiking trails outdoor enthusiasts’ attention will turn to the winter sport season. Many envision a downhill descent on a sunny winter day in the mountains far away from home. However, there is another way to enjoy gliding on skis or snowshoeing through Hudson Valley woods on a sunny winter day – with a visit to the Fahnestock Winter Park.

To kick the season off and support the Metro NY, NJ and CT cross-country ski and snowshoe fans, the Fahnestock Winter Park’s 4th Annual Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Swap Fundraiser will take place Sat., Nov 2 from 9 am to 1pm at Fahnestock State Park’s Taconic Outdoor Education Center (TOEC).

If you are looking to upgrade cross-country ski or snowshoe equipment and are in the market for good deals on new equipment from last year’s models or used snowshoes, cross country skis, boots, poles, bindings, roof top car boxes, roller skis and waxing accessories, this is a great opportunity to purchase gear.

For those not familiar with a swap – if you have xc ski equipment, snowshoes or other Nordic accessories in the basement gathering dust, maybe it is time to consider selling. Bring them to us and we will help you tag and price your items for consignment.

At the swap, ski can be mounted while you wait. If you have time, consider taking a hike on the many trails found in the park. Better yet – check out the improved Stillwater Lake Loop.

New for the 2014 season is the total renovation of Winter Park bathrooms. Next to be upgraded will be a newly designed Acorn Café, and rental building. The Stillwater Lake loop is also being upgraded with resources provided by a recreational trail grant.

If you have a question or would like to make arrangements to drop items off before the Swap or receive a Ski Swap Equipment form – call 845.265.3773 or email paul.kuznia@parks.ny.gov If you cannot drop equipment off before Swap, gear will also be accepted the morning of the event from 8-9am. Light snacks and beverages will also be available.

TOEC is located in Fahnestock State Park at 75 Mtn. Laurel Lane, Cold Spring, NY 10516.