Cross Country Skiing

Cross country skiing is evocative of moonlit nights, frosty breath and the feeling of weightlessness that comes from gliding through a hushed, snow-covered forest so still you almost feel like you’re flying.

There are few experiences more evocative of winter in the Adirondacks than quietly gliding through snow-covered forests, past capped peaks and frozen lakes, than cross country skiing. It ties generations together, binding each to memories of skiing groomed trails and backcountry climbs that follow the snaking lines of maple sugaring operations, winding from tree to sugar house in the Adirondacks.

Our cross country ski centers are the playgrounds of Winter Olympic medalists and Olympic hopefuls, of toddlers and grandparents that gather together to enjoy a Friday night with good food and live music – the kind of Adirondack event that creates memories.

Explore the deep, healing woods that inspired author Martha Reben, and see the paths of naturalists and the views of artists in a new way as each trail winds further into the wilderness, captivating the imagination and offering incredible exercise along the way. Ski into one of the Adirondack Lake Region’s lean-tos for a winter camping trip and fall asleep under a bright canopy of stars and, if you’re lucky, the faint glimmer of the Northern Lights.

From Dewey Mountain Recreation Center to the Paul Smith’s College VIC, discover the Adirondack Lakes Region and enjoy a Nordic ski adventure into the heart of our winter wonderland.

Route 3, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Winter Recreation at Dewey Mountain

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Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY 12970
The Paul Smiths VIC offers more than 9 miles of cross-country skiing and...
Blue Line Sports Shop, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Webster Street Road, Malone, NY 12953
11 kilometers of scenic, well-groomed cross country trails. Equipment rentals...