Snowy Strides

For a top-notch workout — and as a remedy for cabin fever — strap on a pair of cross-country skis



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Cross-Country Ski Sites

(Most cross-country facilities list distances in kilometers)
 

GROOMED TRAILS

Belleayre Mountain
Highmount
800-942-6904
www.belleayre.com/maps/xcmap.htm
State-run downhill skiing venue has 5.6 miles (9.02 kilometers) of intermittently groomed trails

Fahnestock Winter Park
Cold Spring; 845-225-3998
www.nysparks.com/parks/info.asp?parkID=138
Fifteen kilometers (9.3 miles) of groomed trails plus lake; suitable for all abilities. Lodge with food (delicious chili), rentals, lessons

High Point Cross-Country Ski Center
High Point State Park, NJ
973-702-1222
www.xcskihighpoint.com
Nine miles (15 kilometers) of groomed trails for all levels. Rentals, lessons, and certified ski patrols available. Just over the border from Orange County

Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Kerhonkson; 845-255-0752
www.nysparks.com/parks/info.asp?parkId=59
Twenty miles (32 kilometers) of carriageways of intermittently groomed trails; warming yurt adjacent to upper parking lot; incredible rock formations and views

Mohonk Mountain House
New Paltz
845-256-2101 ski shop
845-256-2197 for updates on trails and conditions
www.mohonk.com
Thirty-five miles (56 kilometers) of groomed trails with magnificent vistas; rentals, lessons

Mountain Trails
Tannersville
518-589-5361
www.mtntrails.com
Thirty-five kilometers (21.7 miles) of groomed trails; rentals; lessons; open weekends and holiday weeks when conditions permit; warming hut, snack bar
 

UNGROOMED TRAILS

Bear Mountain State Park
Bear Mountain
845-786-2701
www.nysparks.com/parks/info.asp?parkId=55
Cross-country trails are open all winter in the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area

Clermont State Historic Site
Germantown; 518-537-4240
www.nysparks.com/sites/info.asp?siteID=5
Five miles (8 kilometers) of carriage trails

Great Swamp
www.nature.org
Six thousand-acre wetland owned by the Nature Conservancy spans Dutchess and Putnam counties

Lakeside Park
Pawling; 845-851-1131
Three hundred-acre town park

James Baird State Park
Pleasant Valley; 845-452-1489
www.nysparks.com/parks/info.asp?parkId=59
Seven miles (11.2 kilometers) of trails and nearby golf course

Mills-Norrie State Park & Dinsmore Golf Course
Staatsburg; 845-889-4646
www.nysparks.com/parks/info.asp?parkId=133
Numerous trails, carriage roads, fields, and golf course
 

CLUBS

Hudson Valley Ski Club
845-227-1123
www.hudsonvalleyskiclub.org
Downhill and cross-country organization

Pawling Cycle & Sport
845-855-9866
www.pawlingcycle.com
Offers a weather-dependent January clinic; call ahead

 

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