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

12/12/18  6:18AM  20 degrees and just a light dry snow.  2 inches new snow in the last 24 hours on a 3-4 inch base.  Set track and skate lane on entire system.  Powder / packed powder surface.  Noon forecast of 29 partly sunny and a 10% chance of light snow during the noon hour.  Daytime forecast of 29 with snow showers in the morning.  Thursday 31 with increasing clouds.  Friday 38 mostly cloudy.  Saturday 39 mostly cloudy.  Everyday the forecast for the weekend looks better.  Cooler every forecast and some still calling for light rain and others mostly cloudy with light snow.  We have a high school skate race Saturday morning.  Good conditions for trails and weather today. 

 

12/11/18  5:46AM  19 degrees for the third day in a row.  Overnight it got down to 6 degrees.  Mostly cloudy skies.  Noon forecast of 28 mostly cloudy with a possible snow flurry.  Daytime forecast of 30 with a snow squall in the afternoon.  Still very skiable - when grooming I have brought a few leaves to the surface.  Good ski worthy but getting close to fairly good ski worthy.  3-4 inch base with set track and skate lanes with a packed powder surface.  Wednesday 29 mostly sunny and cold.  Thursday 31 increasing cloudiness.  Friday 39 mostly cloudy.

 

12/10/18  5:28AM  19 degrees with clear skies.  Noon forecast of 26 and mostly cloudy.  Daytime forecast of 28 and partly sunny.  Set track and skate lanes on entire system.  3-4 inch base.  A few thin spots under evergreens, but everything is skiable with good skis.  Tuesday 30 with a PM snow squall.   Wednesday 28 mostly sunny and cold.  Thursday 32 with some sun then clouds.  A warmup this coming weekend before returning to slightly below average temperatures early next week.  We are open 7 days a week from 10AM till 5PM.  The one exception is that we will be closed Christmas Day.

 

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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