10 Best Places for Cross Country Skiing in New York!

Ready to strap on your skis and get out in nature? New York State is an excellent destination for cross-country skiing with its varied landscape of rolling hills, hidden meadows, and peaceful woods. Here's our top 10 pick of the best places for cross-country skiing in the Empire State!

Fahnestock Winter Park, Carmel, NY

Fahnestock Winter Park is one of the more exceptional state parks in New York. This Hudson Valley park is a thriving go-to for winter sports, including not only cross country skiing but sledding, tubing, and snowshoeing, too so there’s something for everyone.

Mohonk Preserve, Gardiner, NY

The Mohonk Preserve is a spectacular nature preserve that is also a hub for outdoor recreation. For cross country skiers, this protected area offers groomed trails and natural terrain alike so everyone can enjoy their favorite style.

Osceola Tug Hill Cross Country Ski Center, Camden, NY

The Osceola Tug Hill XC Ski Center has been a winter oasis of entertainment and loveliness. The ski center is even greater with its lodges and trails to enhance your cross-country skiing experience.

Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center, Northville, NY

Make your cross-country skiing dreams come true this winter at Lapland Lake. With 75 kilometers of trails and unmatched woodland gracefulness, this premier vacation location has provided winter joy since 1978. Take in the serenity of the outdoors and marvel at the dependable snowfalls that make Lapland Lake the perfect cross-country ski paradise.

Mountain Trails Cross Country, Tannersville, NY

Nestled within the Catskills is the idyllic Mountain Trails Cross Country Center. This wilderness recreation center is outfitted with everything you need from equipment rentals to lessons, making it an excellent choice for any Nordic skiing outing.

Lake Placid, Lake Placid, NY

Lake Placid is one of the Adirondack Mountains’ most majestic beauties. While it’s a bastion of outdoor recreation all year round, it’s particularly popular for cross country skiers during the winter, with over 50 kilometers of trails including 4 kilometers of world championship rate trails.

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY

Mohonk Mountain House is one of New York’s premier resorts for a getaway in winter wonderland. Head to this destination and experience the best of a New York winter with over 30 miles of groomed cross country skiing trails.

Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area, Petersburg, NY

Situated in New York State's mind-blowing landscape, Pineridge is a snowy paradise offering 35 km of cross-country ski trails. Feel the rush of Poestenkill Creek and get a fantastic view of the Taconic Range and Mount Greylock, all while enjoying masterfully groomed and track-set trails.

Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain, NY

Bear Mountain is a spectacular part of the New York landscape along the banks of the Hudson River. You can enjoy the park during any season, but if you’re a cross country skier, it’s a must-visit during the winter.

McCauley Mountain Ski Center, Old Forge, NY

Step into a winter bonanza of skiing thrills at McCauley Mountain. With a 633 ft vertical drop, you can find 21 slopes and trails of varying difficulty that will make your cross-country and traditional skiing dreams come true. You can find plenty of exhilarating runs to challenge yourself, with double chairlifts, T-Bar lifts, and rope tows to help you get there.

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