|Cross Country Skiing in Western NY and NW PA|
Some of the all time best Cross Country Ski Trails in the country are located at the Allegany State Park in New York. It's just a few miles north of Bradford Pennsylvania. There are several, very well groomed trails there, of varying degrees of difficulty. Here are some maps and information on the different trails there.
I will post several maps of other X-Country Ski Trails here as I get them.
Map of the various "loops"
There are miles of trail designated for X-C skiing. The only groomed cross country ski trails on the Allegheny National Forest are Laurel Mill Cross Country Ski Trail (outside of Ridgway), and the access road to Rimrock Overlook (off SR 59 east of Warren), all other trails are not groomed.
Regulations: Trails are clearly marked with blue diamond-shaped markers on trees. The trails are designated as EASIEST (for warmup and new skiers), MORE DIFFICULT (for advanced beginners and intermediate skiers) and MOST DIFFICULT (for experienced skiers). The loops designated more difficult have a few hills and turns. The hills are clearly marked on the map and on the ground. The loops designated most difficult should be attempted by experienced skiers only. Please ski safely and within your limit of control. Ski to the right when approaching other skiers or when being passed by other skiers. TRACK RIGHT!
Forest trails policy prohibits the use of a saddle, pack or draft animals on hiking or cross county ski trails.
Safety: Please remember these safety tips; dress in layers and always wear hats and gloves. Carry extra wax. Ski with a friend, especially at night.
Boil water before consumption is recommended. Be aware that these trails are used by hunters in the spring and fall. It is a good idea to wear fluorescent colored clothing during these periods.
Cross-country Ski and Snowshoe in Western New York
Chautauqua & Cattaraugus Counties
1 Peek’n Peak
2 Westside Overland Trail
3 Long Point State Park
4 Allegany State Park (Art Roscoe Ski Area)
5 Allegheny River Valley Trail
Niagara & Erie Counties
6 Erie County Forest
7 Erie County Forest — Lot 3
8 Sprague Brook Park
9 Emery Park
10 Tift Nature Preserve
11 Como Lake Park
12 Walton Woods
13 Buckhorn Island State Park
Orleans, Genesee & Wyoming Counties
14 Lakeside Beach State Park
15 Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
16 Genesee County Park and Forest
17 Beaver Meadow Audubon Center
|18 Bryncliff Resort
19 Hamlin Beach State Park
20 Turning Point Park
21 Durand Eastman Park
22 Seneca Park
23 Webster Park
24 Black Creek Park
25 Northampton Park
26 Oatka Creek Park
27 Quinn Oak Openings
28 Tinker Nature Park
29 Genesee Country Nature Center
30 Powder Mills Park
31 Mendon Ponds Park — Nature Preserve
32 Mendon Ponds Park — Glacial Area
33 Mendon Ponds Park — Race Course
Livingston, Ontario & Yates Counties
34 Genesee Valley Greenway (Scottsville to Cuylerville)
35 Letchworth State Park (East of Genesee River)
36 Rattlesnake Hill
37 Canadice Lake Trail
38 Cumming Nature Center
39 Harriet Hollister Spencer Mem. State Recreation Area
40 Hi Tor Wildlife Management Area
41 Middlesex Valley Rail Trail
42 Keuka Lake State Park
43 Keuka Lake Outlet Trail
Allegany & Steuben Counties
44 Phillips Creek & Palmers Pond State Forests
45 Mossy Bank Park
Cross-Country Ski Areas Association - Great resource for all things related to cross-country skiing!
Fischer Skis Largest ski manufacturer, impressive race results.
Alpina One stop shopping for cross-country skis, boots, bindings and poles
Atomic Skis Great skis especially racing and Telemark
Exel Poles and Garmont Boots World class poles for every type of skiing
Reliable Racing Supply Great catalogue, distributor for Visu skis
Swix Wax and ski poles, plus ski clothing and accessories.
The Master Skier Great magazine, cutting edge fitness articles for cross-country ski racers
Cross-Country Skier Magazine General interest magazine for where to go, technique, and equipment.
Adirondack Sports and Fitness Local publication, great columns, timely race results, 4 seasons of sports and fitness
X-C Ski World Olympic coverage, links to everything else related to cross-country skiing
Yellowstone Track Systems Cross-country ski trail grooming equipment, especially for snowmobile grooming
American Cross Country Skiers General information, links to racing, fitness, equipment, etc.
John- The links for the shop and studio look great- thank you very much!
our hours are tue12-6,wed-fri 12-8, and sat 10-4.
We have retail ski packages from alpina, madshus,atomic, fischer, rossignol, and karhu. We carry snowshoes from atlas, tubbs, MSR, and crescent moon(handmade in colorado!).
we have most of our newer skis for demo, and any renta/demo fee can be applied towards cost of new skis. This goes for snowshoes also.
that is all, let me know if you have any questions. thanks again John.