Disc Golf courses and pro shop are closed in Osceola
Disc Golf courses and pro shop are closed in Osceola
Osceola Tug Hill XC Ski
Osceola Tug Hill XC Ski

Welcome to Osceola Tug Hill XC Ski Ctr.    

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Osceola Tug Hill Cross Country Ski Center inc. is for sale.  Special meeting March 2, 2019 to explore options.  See Ski Center for sale page.  We invite anyone interested in keeping the Osceola Tug Hill Cross Country ski center open as a ski center to this meeting.  If you are unable to attend and want to be kept up to date about what happened at the meeting, communications in what can happen, or just want to keep up to date, e-mail us at uxcski@gmail.com and put March 2 meeting in the subject line - we will add you to our e-mail list.  The Rome Sentinel just did a nice article about the ski center being for sale with the following link   https://romesentinel.com/stories/owners-of-osceola-cross-country-center-look-to-get-out-after-nearly-40-years,72678?

Thanks for your consideration in this matter>   Hugh

 

03/26/19  5:55AM  22 degrees and clear.  Noon forecast of 30 and sunny.  Daytime forecast of 34 with plenty of sun.  14 inch base with a loose granular surface / spring condition.  I will be grooming this morning.  With 45 degrees two days ago and a low of 13 overnight, it will be faster in the morning and softening up in the afternoon.  Wednesday 42 and mostly sunny.  Thursday 50 with a couple of afternoon showers.  Friday 49 mostly cloudy.  Saturday 55 with a couple of showers possible.  

 

03/25/19  5:38AM  23 degrees with a clear sky and very fine pixie dust glitter of snow in the air.  Noon forecast of 29 and mostly sunny.  Daytime forecast of 33 and mostly sunny.  I will be grooming again this morning.  14 inch base with machine groomed / packed powder surface.  Set track and skate lanes.  Tuesday 33 with plenty of sun.  Wednesday 44 mostly sunny.  Thursday 51 with an afternoon shower.  Next two days look like normal winter skiing.  Mid week and beyond more spring like conditions.  3 Days to go until opening day and the Mets are still tied for first place.  

 

03/24/19 6:14AM  12 degrees and clear.  Noon forecast of 40 mostly sunny.  Daytime forecast of 43 clouds and sun.  I will be grooming this morning.  Whereas yesterday there was a lot of moisture under the new dry snow I stayed off the groomer.  24 hours later and colder temperatures should let me groom the trails nicely.  Packed powder surface with set track and skate lanes on 14 inch base.

Monday 31 and mostly sunny.  Tuesday 32 with plenty of sun.  Wednesday 45 mostly sunny.  Average high / low for today in Osceola is 45 / 29.  236 inches of snow for the season.

 

  I have placed a summary of the March 2 meeting on the ski center for sale page.  Also included is a questionaire that if you have time I would love to hear where you would like to see the ski center go.  Questionaires will be available at the ski center.  If you prefer to print it out and mail that is also very helpfull.  Thanks for your help

 

The Osceola Tug Hill Cross Country Ski Center Inc is dedicated to the best cross country skiing possible.  With this in mind, we only offer cross country skiing (winter months).  No hiking, no tubing, no pets, no snowshoes..  

 

40k of groomed ski trails for both classic and skate techniques.   84 inch Yellowstone track system groomer that get 2 passes on the entire trail system for a skate lane and set tracks.

 

Largest selection of nordic or cross country ski equipment in the northeast.  Hundreds of skis available to rent under our RENTAFLEXIBILY program where all rentals are credited toward purchase if you so desire.

OPEN HOURS SKI SEASON - 7 DAYS A WEEK 10AM TILL 5PM

 

APPOINTMENTS AT OFF HOURS ARE NOT A PROBLEM, BUT YOU WOULD NEED TO CALL FIRST TO MAKE SURE THAT I WILL BE AROUND.

 

WE HAVE TWO GROOMERS, OUR NEW ONE THIS YEAR IS A POLARIS EPS 1000.  TRACKED MACHINE GENERATING 80+ HORSE POWER.  IMPLEMENTS INCLUDE ROLLER, DISC DRAG, YORK RAKE AND TWO YELLOWSTONE 84 INCH GINZU GROOMERS.

 

 

We are now grooming with two Polaris Rangers.  Heated cab means more now than it used to.  Picture to the left is the Red Camp across from the main lodge that we rent.

 

One of the main advantages we have in Osceola Is a wealth of fresh soft snow.  The way we groom allows us the abilty to groom - renovate - pack any amount of snow.  This lets our skiing stay firm to the ski for skate skiing.  Set track for classic and no rug burns for those inadvertant sudden stops (falls).  

 

I use a Yellowstone 84 inch Ginzu groomer. With 250 pounds of down pressure we have the ability to smooth out all snow regardless of the age.  The Ginzu groomer is 330 pounds.   www.yellowstonetrack.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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