03/02/15 6:39AM 16 degrees and light snow. Noon forecast of cloudy and 22. Three inches of new snow so far. Bill Koch Festival went very well. Good conditions, not as cold and local organizers that were very well prepared. Big tents, pig roast and lots of fun. Warming for a couple of days. Wednesday's high should be the first day above 32 in a long time. 30 inch plus base - 216 inches of snow for the season.
03/01/15 5:57AM Not below zero, not above zero, but not below zero. Noon forecast of 17 degrees and some snow. A daytime high of 23. Second half of the Bill Koch Festival today. All trails open all day long. Skate lanes and set track on the entire system. Not really sorry to see Feb. go away. Very good snow conditions on 30 inch base. 213 inches of snow for the season.
02/28/15 6:20AM 10 below and overcast. Warming quickly (not quickly enough) to a noon forecast of 14 above and partly cloudy with a daytime high of 17. Sunday is a little warmer at 22 and mostly cloudy during the day and some snow moving in around 5PM. Bill Koch festival going
on Saturday and Sunday. All trails are open all day long. A good chance to see the future of skiing for the Mid Atlantic States. Great snow conditions with skate lanes and set tracks. This is your last chance to ski in the coldest month ever recorded. Syracuse average temperature has been 9.7. Watertown is at 5. something for the month. One inch fresh snow overnight and 213 inches for the season. Even though 17 is well below normal for Feb. 28 it is a very skiable temperature.
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