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 Center
   Osceola Tug Hill XC Ski Center


April 8, 2024



So exciting! Osceola is in the PATH OF TOTALITY for the upcoming solar eclipse! We can't wait to see day turn into night--it will be my first chance to view a total eclipse of the sun. We are planning a watch party complete with food, beverage, bonfire, live music, and bathroom facilities. (And of course eclipse glasses for sale if you don't have yours). This is a crowd sourcing event so if you have a talent to share, you need to be there!



Our lodging is now booked but if you want to make a weekend or overnight of this event and need a place to park or camp, we are happy to welcome campers. We are charging $25 per tent or RV and you have access to our indoor bathroom/shower facilities.  The lodge will be open for coffee/tea/hot cocoa and light breakfast in the morning.  



Kandi's Food Truck is sadly cancelled because she needs to babysit her grandkids who have the day off from school, but we are shifting to a picnic, grill out and/or pot luck. Bring a dish to share if you care, or just bring what your family/group needs, all is welcome! BYOB, but water and soft drinks available for purchase in the lodge. 



We are lining up some local musicians to provide some mood music for this epic event! Did you know Jo Lynn of Kindred Moon Dog Sledding is also a kick-ass fiddler? If you have musical talent, bring your instrument and we will cover your camping fee and/or spot you eclipse glasses!



We love the creative crowd! I am lining up henna tatoo, a friend who sells tye-dye t-shirts, jewelry artists and more.  If you have a talent, skill or product to share, you are welcome to share in this venue. Plenty of room in the field to set up a booth to sell your wares.  



Bring lawn chairs or a blanket, we have plenty of space in our open fields for viewing the total eclipse. 


Trails are open for hiking (or ski/snowshoe if Ma Nature decides to bless us again) before and after the eclipse.  Please enjoy the land and avoid traffic by extending your visit beyond the actual eclipse.
REMEMBER: Eclipse glasses are important because they reduce the sun's power by more than 100,000x to protect your eyes from damage. We have certified solar eclipse glasses (ISO 12312-2:2015) for purchase ($3/pair). Other viewing options include, pinhole camera, colander, and mirror, but glasses will give you the best viewing experience. 


If you would prefer to talk details in person, give me a call 315-558-4557.


Check out this eclipse simulator for Osceola, NY:



....from the NYS Mesonet and SUNY Albany:

April 8, 2024 Eclipse Information

A total solar eclipse (TSE) happens when the moon completely obscures the sun. TSEs are rare events and last for only a maximum of a few minutes at any location. The continental U.S. has only three TSEs in the first half of this century: 2017, 2024, and 2045. The next TSE crossing New York State is 2079. The New York State Mesonet will be tracking the eclipse in real-time as totality traverses our state. In total, 55 NYS Mesonet standard sites will experience totality during the eclipse, and every other site will experience at least 90% obscuration at the peak of the eclipse. Below are some links where you can follow along with us and information about how we are helping out with this once-in-a-generation event!


  • Eclipse Dashboard - Live graphs of several variables at every standard Mesonet station during the eclipse, plus eclipse timing and obscuration for station.
  • Profiler Network - Graphs will include lines indicating eclipse stages. Watch for temperatures cooling, winds calming down and decreasing in turbulent mixing in the boundary layer (especially below 5000 ft).
  • Flux Network - The eclipse will be marked on the graphs. Watch for decrease in solar radiation and turbulent fluxes of heat and momentum at the surface.
  • Thruway Network - Watch for darkening skies on the camera display.
  • Network Map - A map of all NYS Mesonet stations showing the path of totality across the network.




Tug the (World Famous?) Goat may crop up now and then at our center (when his busy social calendar allows) for your viewing pleasure and adoration. Phil's International Ruminent of Mystery dazzles all with his fabulous coat and enigmatic horizontal eyes. Come summer he's on payroll to keep the field and trails cropped low, lol. 



We are excited to unveil our new logo in a brand new roadside sign! Thanksgiving Break we made time to remove our old sign, which took a real beating--especially on the side that receives persistent bands of lake effect snow, and replaced it with a professionally crafted sign. Thank you Nancy Abbott at Sign Solutions, Pompey, NY 



And a VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to Naturally Lewis: Lewis County Economic Development for their generous Small Things, Big Impact grant that helped fund this improvement project.


For more information about their mission to build communities where people work, live, and play in Lewis county visit:  naturallylewis.com



We are planning a pre-season SKI SALE with great discounts on select skis, boots and poles as well as snowshoes, hats and gloves. Stop in our ski shop Saturdays 11-2pm in December, or by appointment (Kristin 315-558-4557)




NEW SERVICE THIS YEAR: HOT WAX TREATMENT  With temps hovering just above or below freezing lately, it's more important than ever to have a fresh coat of wax on your skis to keep from sticking. Even "waxless skis" need conditioning...like your face needs daily moisturizing, especially in the winter. We sell universal glide wax for daily application, and if this is still working for you then all is good. But if you didn't treated your skis to a hot wax at the end of the season...or in several seasons...or since you first got your skis 20 years ago...you may want to treat yourself this season. Don't you remember the optimal gliding condition of new skis with the factory coat of wax still on them? You can have that again. Treat yourself this holiday weekend. In most cases, we will need them overnight, so plan this into your schedule. Drop your sticks at the ski center no later than 5pm for a hot wax, and you can pick them up first thing (10 am) next day. It takes time for the wax to cool slowly and that's the ticket, so patience, grasshopper. Give your skis the spa treatment they (and you) deserve!  $25 a pair



This year we are excited to announce Kandi's Food Truck will be a weekend and special event installation at our ski center offering on-site yummy hot food at great prices.




We are also planning a trailside tasting event with a local brewery--stay tuned for more details...


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