Thank you for visiting! We are excited for the "grand reopening" of our newly remodeled lodge. We've been busy all summer updating the farmhouse lodge and maintaining the trail system. Hot and dusty work, but better than sitting at the computer (!) We are keeping much the same as Hugh Quinn did for the last 40+ years, with some changes where necessary. Groomed ski trails for both classic and skate techniques. 84 inch Yellowstone Ginzu track system groomer that get 2 passes on the entire trail system for a skate lane and set tracks. New snowshoe trails laced throughout the 100+ acre property and folks are welcome to go off trail and explore our woods and the adjoining State land. Please note new rates and lodge/ski shop hours (WE ARE CLOSED ON TUES/THURS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED under "Trail Conditions") However, Thomas will be grooming trails daily and as weather conditions require.
This year we will have Rossignol and Alpina waxless classic and skate skis and various snow shoes to rent. Due to Covid related manufacturing and logistical challenges, our preseason ski orders were reduced. Therefore we will not have an end of season sale of our rental fleet as planned.
UPDATE MARCH 2022: We are selling a very limited number of backcountry skis/boots (NNN BC). Alpina Discovery 68cm are the "mountain bike" of cross country skiing. Wider, more stable, full metal edge, they offer better floatation in deep snow, these skis are perfect for boondockin' or blazing your own trail wherever that may lead you--be it state forest land or just out the back door (especially after a big dump of fresh powder!) Various Alpina NNN BC boot models to choose from including Outlander, BC 1550, Snowfield, and Wyoming.
Snowshoes are more abundant and we have several models for sale from race to recreation . We also have plenty of poles. Visit our shop for glide wax, hand warmers, or a new hat. Snackbar is prepackaged grab-and-go with hot and cold beverages.
We will have brand new trailside lodging available this year at the main ski lodge and the Red Camp directly across the street is still available. Mark and Nicole have polished up this sportsman's cabin with 1 twin and 2 full beds (plus 1 queen air mattress). See Lodging for details.
COVID PROTOCOL 2021-2022
We count ourselves fortunate that the Nordic community is especially known for it's love of the outdoors and individual wellness. Last year we had no issues with respect for others and cooperation with Covid protocols--even as they seemed to change from week to week. Covid protocols are designed to keep everyone safe regardless of individual health and vaccination status.
Masks are no longer required inside the main lodge. On the trails, folks are asked to practice social distancing and wear masks/gaiters with discretion if they cannot maintain distance between pods/groups (with 28K trails, this is not typically a problem).
Popular beverages/pre-packaged snacks available for purchase at the ski center. We are encouraging folks to eat outside as weather permits, but the lodge also has a large woodstove to warm up next to. We have an outdoor lounge with fire pit, ADK chairs, and picnic table, or plan a winter tailgate, etc. You are welcome to bring your own food and beverages.
Trailside lodging available on 2nd floor of the ski center, but this year due to covid we are renting the whole floor to one group/family (3 bedrooms + shared kitchen, bath, dining room) sliding rate depending on whether you require 1,2, or 3 rooms.
If you would like to avoid entering the building altogether, we can arrange purchase of tickets/rental equipment curbside.
Thank you in advance,
Hope you enjoy the beauty of Osceola and the Tug Hill Plateau this winter!
Osceola Tug Hill XC Ski Center
1486 Osceola Rd
Camden, NY 13316
Phone: +1 315 599 -7377