SKI CONDITIONS - see Trail Conditions or check our WEBCAM at www.NorthernChateau.com (Osceola #1)
SUNY Albany weather station next to grooming shed: https://www2.nysmesonet.org/
No Need to Hibernate!
We love the winter! You won't feel cold when you strap on a pair of cross country skis or snow shoes...in fact, you might need to peel back layers after you get your blood moving and warm up on the trails. Dress in multiple waterproof and wicking layers to keep dry and warm no matter what nature hands you.
Located in the heart of the Tug Hill Plateau, we continue to share the 100+ acres of gorgeous trails original owner, Hugh Quinn, designed and developed over the last 40 years. We are amazed at what he created and the beauty of this land. Add snow, stir, and fun will be had!!
Thomas takes pride in his grooming duties--the 84" Ginzu Groomer (Yellowstone Track System) equates to Zen gardening the snow--fresh corderoy ready for you to skate or set tracks for you to hop into and effortlessly explore the diverse trails. Snowshoers are encouraged to discover the shoe-only trails laced throughout the property and explore the adjacent State Land. With over 200 inches of lake effect snow each winter, the Tug Hill is dependable for winter fun when other places are starving for snow. The outdoors is ready for you to enjoy!
Our newly remodeled lodge is warm and dry. When you arrive, stop into the main lodge for tickets, ski and/or snowshoe rentals, snack bar, and retail store. Warm up next to our woodstove or tailgate and enjoy our outdoor seating and firepit. A day outdoors is always a good time!
Thomas will be grooming trails daily and as weather conditions require.
COVID PROTOCOL 2021-2022
We count ourselves fortunate that the nordic community is especially known for it's love of the outdoors and health and wellness. Last year we had no issues with respect for others and cooperation with Covid protocols--even as they seemed to change from week to week. Covid protocols are designed to keep everyone safe regardless of individual health and vaccination status.
Masks are no longer required inside the main lodge and on the trails, folks can easily practice social distancing...with 28K trails, this is not typically a problem.
Popular beverages/pre-packaged snacks available for purchase at the ski center. We are encouraging folks to eat outside as weather permits, but the lodge also has a large woodstove to warm up next to. We have an outdoor lounge with fire pit, ADK chairs, and picnic table, or plan a winter tailgate, etc. You are welcome to bring your own food and beverages.
Trailside lodging available on 2nd floor of the ski center, but this year due to covid we are renting the whole floor to one group/family (3 bedrooms + shared kitchen, bath, dining room) sliding rate depending on whether you require 1,2, or 3 rooms.
If you would like to avoid entering the building altogether, we can arrange purchase of tickets/rental equipment curbside.
Thank you in advance,
Hope you enjoy the beauty of Osceola and the Tug Hill Plateau this winter!
Osceola Tug Hill XC Ski Center
1486 Osceola Rd
Camden, NY 13316
Phone: +1 315 599 -7377