12/18/14 6:21AM and snowing. We have received 3 inches of snow between yesterday afternoon and overnight on a 2-5 inch base. With the rain early yesterday, I will wait until the snow dries out before I groom Friday morning. If I groom with wet snow and spots underneath before it dries, I would push the fresh snow down into moisture. Classic HS race and ESG this Saturday from 10AM till 1PM on the trails on the south side. New webcam in Osceola - see post below. Noon forecast of 31 with flurries. 74 inches of snow for the season.
12/17/14 New webcam in Osceola. Site is aimed at the snowmobile crowd. Still shows what snow there is in Downtown Osceola. Just click on Osceola to see live camera. A link is also provided to this webcam on our conditions page. www.northernchateau.com
12/17/14 6:37AM 34 degrees and light rain. Noon forecast of 35 and mixed precipitation. Trails will be wet again today with a 2-4 inch base. Switching back to snow this afternoon and a good wind direction overnight to get some lake enhancement of snow. Some more snow Thursday and Friday and 30 and sunny for Saturday, flurries on Sunday. We have a High School and ESG qualifier here Saturday on the south side trails from 10AM till around 1PM. Closed Christmas day. 71 inches for the season.
12/16/14 6:36AM 32 degrees. Noon forecast of 37 and showers. Trails are holding up very nicely. One spot by baby bridge a little thinner. Today looks like light rain or showers off and on during the day with a high of around 37. Later today changing to mixed precipitation before going completely back to snow. We are skiable, but with some snow in the forecast for Wednesday and beyond, it might be advisable to waith a day ot two. 71 inches for the season.
12/15/14 6:29AM 31 degrees and cloudy. Noon forecast of 32 and cloudy. Trails will be quick today. Yesterday we made it to 35 so the snow got wet. High of 33 today and snow conditions are hard pack to packed powder. Some rain Tuesday before changing back to snow Weds, Thursday and Friday.
71 inches of snow for the season.
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We have a new groomer. Same Alpina Sherpa as before but this is a 2013 with a 1.6L Ford engine rather than a 2009 with a 1.4L Peaugot engine. Basically the same machine but the dry weight is now 1300 pounds vs. 1180 pounds with the previous setup. 6 new models of skis including Fischer Carbonlite's and Fischer superlites. Another nice addition is the Rossignol Evo Tour. 3 new models of Sporten skis
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, no disc golf in the winter months. (two eighteen hole disc golf courses and pro shop available June 1 through October 31 of each year)
40k of groomed ski trails for both classic and skate techniques. Groomed daily with an Alpina Sherpa featuring a 4 cylindar Peugot engine and a 84 inch Yellowstone track system groomer that get 2 passes on the entire trail system.
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
DISC GOLF COURSE(S) OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 8am TILL 6pm - Opens May 31 2014 - Oct 31 2014
OPEN HOURS disc golf PRO SHOP TUESDAYS NOON TILL 6PM
SATURDAYS 8AM TILL 6PM
SUNDAYS 8AM TILL 6PM
If you golf when the pro shop is not open, the kiosk at the first hole on the south (lodge) side of the road has course maps, scorecards and pencils. There is an honor box for the $5 green fees which entitles you unlimited play for the day. In the pro shop we have product from Innova, Vibram and Discraft. We have a wide selection of discs for sale or rent, along with misc. bags, accessories etc.
APPOINTMENTS AT OFF HOURS ARE NOT A PROBLEM, BUT YOU WOULD NEED TO CALL FIRST TO MAKE SURE THAT I WILL BE AROUND.
We groom with an Alpina Sherpa. This is a 1.4L, 4 cylindar truck on a snowmobile frame. An Italian made machine designed for pulling and climbing in the Alps. This machine produces 75HP and 82 lb-ft.
One of the main advantages we have in Osceola Is a wealth of fresh soft snow. At 0.38 pounds per square inch ground pressure the Shepa 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). More specs. and pictures on www.alpinasnowmobiles.com
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 Alpina is 1180 pounds dry weight, the Ginzu groomer is 330 pounds. To give you a feel for the size of this equipment, the work class snowmobile from Bombardier the Skandic super wide track is 650 pounds. Two passes on all the trails with a touch of overlap gives you trail widths of 12 to 14 foot with classic track and skate lanes. www.yellowstonetrack.com
04/16/14 7:25AM Closed for the ski season. 3 inches of fresh snow this morning. 0k open for skiing. Thanks for your support. Hope to see you for disc golf in June or next year skiing. 308 inches for the season.
Osceola Tug Hill XC Ski
1486 Osceola Rd
Camden, NY 13316
Phone: +1 315 599 -7377
two 18 hole disc golf courses and pro shop June 1, 2013 through Oct 31 each year.
adding Fischer Ski Company to our product lines