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…
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 Oak Hill Farms in Esperance, NY or Pineridge in Poestenkill, NY
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