11/24/14 7:06AM 46 degrees and overcast. Overnight shower, and 10-29% chance of rain during the day. Wet snow conditions. I do not groom when it is this wet as I do more damage than good. Warm temperature soften up the snow naturally. Noon forecast of 52 and cloudy. I expect to keep 100% of trails covered until the cool down starting tomorrow with snow mid week. We will be closed Thanksgiving day. 37 inhes of snow for the season.
11/23/14 6:20AM 33 degrees and cloudy. After absolutely beautiful conditions yesterday for most of the day, the weather swiched to a stange mixture of rain and snow at 30 degrees. Trails became coated with a surface layer of wet packed snow. Overnight the temperature has risen to 33 currently with a noon forecast of 42 and cloudy and a 4% chance of rain. Definately skiable, but a change of clothes reccommended if the balance on skis is not quite there yet. Warmer temperature have softened the snow, but it will have a higher than normal moisture content if you fall. 37 inches of snow for the season. Base depth of 3-8 inches
11/22/14 6:13AM 16 degrees and light snow. 2 inches of snow overnight. 16 inches in the last 4 days. Noon forecast for today is 32 and partly sunny and a high temperature of 36. Noon forecast for Sunday is 42 and cloudy and a high of 44. I will be setting tracks this morning on approximately 60-80% of the trail system and skate lanes on almost everything. 37 inches of snow for the season.
11/21/14 6:27AM 18 degrees and light snow. 8 inches of snow overnight. Noon forecast of partly sunny and 24 degrees. I will be packing with the culvert roller this morning so as to widen trails. 100% of trails open. By widening trails today, I expect to start setting track and having a skate lane for the weekend. 35 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