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Upcoming events and news notes: May 16, 2015 - Double O - Osceola Open disc golf tournament
details at www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Osceola.Open.2015
**Lots of snow for skiing until we close on April 15th. Open 7 days a week 10-5. 24 inch base.**
Note we will be open Easter Sunday from 10-5.
With the increasing demand for space and the need to hire additional help we will be raising our
prices for next year. All price remain the same until the new prices start on April 16th. All season members get a complimentary disc golf membership which we have done for the two previous years.
Our current year end sale "winter of the squeaky snow" continues in effect with this years prices.
NEW PRICE RATES 2015-2016 SEASON - starts April 16, 2015
Ski trail fees Adult, weekend day or holiday- $19
weekday - $ 15
Senior ( 62 and up) $ 15
Junior ( 6-15 ) $ 10
(5 and under ) free
Ski rentals Touring package $12
Performance package $ 15
Youth (170cm and down) $ 8
Memberships Individual - $ 145
Family - $ 290
Senior - $ 120
We want to thank everybody that has skied here this year. With 3 weeks to go in this season we hope to see you again. If not, have a good summer and we look forward to seeing you next season.
We open for disc golf on May 16th. Two 18 holes courses open 7 days a week. Pro shop for disc rentals and equipment will be open weekends after the 16th 8AM till 6PM.
Hugh, Anna, Coco and Whiskers.
03/31/15 6:37AM 29 degrees and overcast. Noon forecast of cloudy and 33 with a daytime high of 36. One inch of fresh snow overnight on a 24 inch base. Exceptional skiing for the last day of March. Tomorrow is April fools days and with a daytime high of 33 these next couple of days are very skiable. Thursday's high is 52 with afternoon showers so the warmer weather skiers get their day in court or on the snow. 238 inches of snow for the season. The average high for April first here is 48 degrees. Again, the winter that would not go away is still very true. Bad for most people, good for skiers.
03/30/15 7:12AM 29 degrees above and light snow. Noon forecast of 34 and flurries with a daytime high of 36. One inch of new snow so far on a 24 inch base and 237 inches of snow for the season. I will be leaving the snow natural today (not grooming). With set tracks yesterday and skate lanes one inch of fresh snow makes for better skiing left alone. Tuesday high is 35 and Wednesday high is 31. Again the "winter of the squeaky snow" is giving away to the winter that would not go away. It is too cold to bike when the skiing is still good.
03/29/15 6:07AM Minus 3 and clear. Noon forecast of mostly sunny and 28 with a daytime high of 35. Pick day of the week. Grooming for skate lanes and set track. 24 inch plus base with loose granular / packed powder snow conditions. With the cold overnight we will be faster in the morning hours and softening up with the sun and above freezing temperatures in the afternoon. Best skiing for the last weekend in March that I have seen in 35 years of running a XC ski center. 236 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 provide on our conditions page. www.northernchateau.com
NOTE: Due to daily grooming, the snow on our ski trails will usually be deeper than what is in the webcam view as this spot is in the open with no packing.
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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