Disc Golf courses and pro shop are closed in Osceola
Disc Golf courses and pro shop are closed in Osceola
Osceola Tug Hill XC Ski
Osceola Tug Hill XC Ski

Welcome to Osceola Tug Hill XC Ski Ctr.    

SKI CONDITIONS - below or - CALL 315-599-7377 - WEBCAM www.NorthernChateau.com

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                        OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 10AM TILL 5PM

11/20/18  5:55AM 24 degrees and overcast  Noon forecast of 34 with a 58% chance of flurries during the noon hour.  Daytime forecast of 34 cloudy with possible snow showers.  We will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving and time with family.  Both sides of the road are packed,  The rabbit ears on the north side will still be on the soft side for skating.  Set track on the south side and one third of the north side.  Wednesday 32 cloudy with 1 to 2 inches of new snow.  Thursday 18 clouds and sun and will be one of the coldest Thanksgiving days since they are recorded temperatures.  Friday 27 and partly sunny.

 

11/19/18  6:18AM  29 degrees and overcast.  Noon forecast of 34 and cloudy.  Daytime 36 cold and chilly.  Average or normal high temperature for today is 45.  Still playing catch up on the grooming - heading to the north side this morning to pack the rabbit ears.  Currently, we have maybe the best mid November skiing I have ever seen in 38 years of running a ski center.  Mid season conditions for skate and classic or set track technique.  Tuesday 34 mostly cloudy with snow at times.  Wednesday 31 cloudy cold and snowy.  Between today and Wednesday 4-8 inches of snow in the forecast.  Closed Wednesday through Friday around 2PM for a Thanksgiving break and family time.  After that - days a week from 10AM till 5PM everyday except Christmas day until April 15th.  Thanksgiving day is gonna be cold and great 19 degrees for a high.

 

11/18/18  5:15AM  16 degrees and mostly clear.  Noon forecast of 29 and cloudy.  Daytime forecast of 30 with a little PM snow, up to 1".  Monday 35 and cloudy.  Tuesday 33 mostly cloudy and snow at times.  Snow forecast for Monday and Tuesday 1-3 additional inches.  We will be CLOSED Wednesday November 21 till Friday November 23 at 2PM for a last family get together until April 16th.  30 day forcast has just one day - November 30 that is at or above average high temperature for that particular day.  With 18 inches of snow currently on the ground and the forecast, it looks like this snow might may our April 15th closing date.  40k of trails open,  24k open for skating.  Enough snow so that you can use new skis.  Base is 3-6 inches.  I will be setting some tracks today - best guest 20k.

 

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..  

 

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

 

APPOINTMENTS AT OFF HOURS ARE NOT A PROBLEM, BUT YOU WOULD NEED TO CALL FIRST TO MAKE SURE THAT I WILL BE AROUND.

 

WE HAVE TWO GROOMERS, OUR NEW ONE THIS YEAR IS A POLARIS EPS 1000.  TRACKED MACHINE GENERATING 80+ HORSE POWER.  IMPLEMENTS INCLUDE ROLLER, DISC DRAG, YORK RAKE AND TWO YELLOWSTONE 84 INCH GINZU GROOMERS.

 

 

We also groom with an Alpina Sherpa.  This is a 1.6L, 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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