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Are you familiar with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website?  The website maintains a list of outdoor recreational areas in the capital district?   Check out the link to see what the areas have to offer!  These areas often provide opportunities for Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing,  hiking and enjoying all the seasons.   

Link to NYS website for snowshoeing and other winter adventures.  

Below is a list compiled by club member, Jerry Danielski, that has different areas where cross country skiing is available.  


XCountry Ski Areas

Some of the area require tickets to use their facilities but the majority are free.  The areas ask you to be neat and not  litter. 

  • Lapland Ski Center   tickets required, Northwille, NY
  • Pineridge Xcountry Ski Area, Petersburg, NY
  • Bearpen Mountain Park, tix required, Prattsville, NY
  • Mountain Trails,  tix required, Tannersville, NY
  • Saratoga State Park, off Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs  free
  • Saratoga National Park,   The park is open but the buildings are closed and there are no facilities during the winter. Free
  • Town of Colonie Golf Course, off Consaul Road  518-374-4181  Free
  • Brookhaven Golf Course, Greenfield Center, NY  north of Saratoga Springs Free
  • Garnsey Park off western end of Route 146 Clifton Park
  • Kinns Road Park off Kinns Road, Clifton Park, NY Free
  • The Commons of Clifton Park off Vischer Road, Clifton Park. Free
  • Vischer Ferry Reserve off River Road in Clifton Park, most interesting short drive area. Free 
  • Capital Hills Golf Course off Deleware Avenue, Albany, NY  Free

More to be added.  If you have a place to add, please call Jerry Danielski 518-466-6054

The Albany Ski Club was founded in 1950 by skiers for skiers! 

Albany Ski Club

P.O. Box 108

Clifton Park, NY  12065

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