SKI CONDITIONS - see Trail Conditions page or check our WEBCAM at https://www.northernchateau.com/w/webcam20.html
SUNY Albany weather station next to grooming shed: https://www2.nysmesonet.org/weather/local#network=nysm&stid=osce
No Need to Hibernate!
We love the winter. You don't feel the cold when you strap on a pair of cross country skis or snow shoes. Located in the heart of the Tug Hill Plateau, the Osceola Tug Hill XC Ski Center continues to share 100+ acres of gorgeous trails original owner, Hugh Quinn, designed and developed over the last 40 years. As new owners, we are amazed at what he created and the beauty of this land.
Thomas takes pride in his grooming duties. Our YTS Ginzu groomer equals zen gardening in the snow: fresh corderoy ready for you to skate or set tracks to hop into and effortlessly explore the diverse trails. Trails are groomed for both classic and skate techniques. We are developing snowshoe-only trails throughout the property and folks are welcome to explore every inch of our woods and the endless state land adjoining to the south. With over 200 inches of lake effect snow each winter, the Tug Hill is dependable for winter fun when other places are starving for snow.
Our newly remodeled lodge is warm and dry. When you arrive, stop into the main lodge for tickets, ski and/or snowshoe rentals, snack bar, and retail store. Warm up next to our woodstove or tailgate in our large parking lot and enjoy our outdoor seating and firepit.
COVID PROTOCOL 2022-23
We count ourselves fortunate that the Nordic ski community is especially known for it's love of the outdoors and health and wellness. When the Covid 19 pandemic hit, 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 and on the trails folks can easily practice social distancing...with 28K trails, this is not typically a problem.
Popular beverages/pre-packaged snacks are 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. You are welcome to bring your own food and beverages.
Still, If you would like to avoid entering the building altogether, we can arrange purchase of tickets/rental equipment curbside. Please call Kristin (315) 558-4557 a day in advance to make accomodations.
Thank you in advance,
Hope you enjoy the beauty of Osceola and the Tug Hill Plateau this winter!
What's New 2022-2023
We were hard at work updating the farmhouse lodge this summer. New bathroom is the best improvement. Hope to have a sauna by next year? Maintaining the trail system is ironically harder in the off-season than winter with approximately 12 hours of mowing every 10 days...got me thinking about getting some sheep and goats--petting zoo in our future? Or maybe a pumkin patch? Give us your ideas. We've added a few new connector trails and are working on developing our snowshoe-only trails. This year we have more retail to offer:
classic and skate skis (wax/waxless/skin/mdetal edge/etc)
recreational and race snowshoes
Can't wait for the snow to fly! As Hugh says, winter comes early in Osceola...
Osceola Tug Hill
X - C Ski Center
1486 Osceola Rd
Camden, NY 13316