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

                                   OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 10AM TILL 5PM

02/06/16  5:36AM  23 degrees and light snow.  Noon forecast of 31 and partly cloudy with a daytime high of 34.  One half inch of fresh snow on a 2-4 inch base.  Looks to be about another hours woprth of heavier snow arriving at 7 - 8 AM by looking at the radar.  We had a classical race here yesterday with the section 3 schools.  With the rain of a couple of days ago, our conditions are faster than normal.  Some icy patches in the open field and wind blown areas.  Grooming this morning will mix new and old snow together.  The entire trail system is skiable.  Probably best to ski with older skis if you have them.  Not nearly as good as the last three or four weeks have been for conditions.  Still, it is skiable if you use some caution on southern exposure hills.  97 inches of snow for the season.. 

 

02/05/16  6:27AM  25 degrees and mostly clear.  Noon forecast of 29 and mostly cloudy.  Lost a little snow yesterday, but not a lot.  Base is thin spots to 4 inches with variable and icy conditions.

Skiable but not nearly as good as normal.  For the first time in a month we are recommending older or rock skis.  High school race today at 4PM.  I will be grooming today to make it as good as possible.  96 inches of snow for the season which is less than half the total normal for Febuary 5.

 

02/04/16  7:02AM  33 degrees and mostly clear.  Noon forecast of 34 and flurries.  Friday snow showers and 30, Saturday snow showers and 33-34.  We have maintained our base.  Currently a 2-4 inch base with a couple of windblown thin or bare spots.  Skiable, but challenging at best with wind blown icy patches.  With snow in the forecast we can have good skiing with a minimal amount of new snow.  Section 3 high school race at 4PM Friday.  No grooming today and 96 inches of snow for the season.  I have become a NOAA wather observer and we have received .89 inches of rain from 7AM yesterday till 7AM today.  With that amount of rain, the fact that our base survived shows that skiers and grooming does make snow more durable.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

NEW FOR 2014-15

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 

01/02/16  6:10AM  25 degrees and light snow.  Noon forecast of 28 and cloudy.  Twelve inches of new snow overnight with snow predicted off and on all day.  Packed  trails with a 6-10 inch base.

48 inches of snow for the season.  Open 7 days a week from 10AM till 5PM.

 

01/01/16  6:12AM 30 degrees and snowing.  Noon forecast of 30 degrees and cloudy.  Two inches overnight with another two inches predicted before the lake effect snow band moves north during the day today.  Winds switch back to a westerly direction tonight with 5-10 inches predicted tonight.  40k of trails rolled on a 3 inch base.  Not new ski condition yet today but getting very close.  Should be a good day for skiing.  3 inch base and 36 inches for the season.

 

 

 

 

1486 OSCEOLA ROAD - CAMDEN, NY 13316 - 315-599-7377 - www.uxcski.com

 

 PRICE RATES 2015-2016 SEASON

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

 

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 1.6L, 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

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Where to Find Us:

Osceola Tug Hill XC Ski
1486 Osceola Rd

Camden, NY 13316


Phone: +1 315 599 -7377

What's New

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

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