Where to Cross-Country Ski in the Saratoga Area
Enjoy one of the world's greatest workouts while taking in the great outdoors - go cross-country skiing in the Saratoga region! There are plenty of great trails and scenery near Saratoga and Albany.
Take the time to learn this great aerobic winter sport this year and ski around multiple different locations, from state parks and ski centers to various trails.
Cross-Country Ski Trails in the Saratoga Region
Saratoga Spa State Park is our top pick for scenic nordic skiing and snowshoeing in the Saratoga region because of its timeless beauty and open terrain. Enjoy 12 miles of trails to take in the beautiful winter scenery (trail maps are available at the Park Office). Snowshoe rentals are also available through the Park Office (open every day 8:30am-4:30pm). Snowshoe rentals are $5 for a half day, or $10 for a full day.
Coles Woods Ski Trails in Glens Falls offers day and night skiing with trails lit until 10:00pm.
Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center offers an award-winning ski center with 50km of cross-country ski and snowshoe trails for all abilities from beginner to expert.
Gore Mountain in the Adirondacks offers several groomed cross-country ski trails.
Garnet Hill Lodge offers guided cross-country skiing adventures and challenging cross-country skiing over miles of back country ski trails.
Killington offers many great groomed and ungroomed trails and paths as well as snowshoeing opportunities.
Schenectady County Forest in Duanesburg has trails in a challenging and beautiful woodland preserve - great for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
New York State Parks Offering Cross-Country Skiing Opportunities
These state parks located in the Saratoga region are great options to cross-country ski:
- Cherry Plain
- Grafton Lakes
- Max V. Shaul
- Mine Kill
- Moreau Lake
- Peebles Island
- Saratoga Spa
- Schodack Island
- Thacher State Park
- Thompson's Lake