Tug Hill West, NY

The “Tug Hill West” area refers to the area between the east end of Lake Ontario and the center of the Tug Hill Plateau in New York. Historically Kick ‘n Gliders stayed in Pulaski when we skied this area but but more recently we’ve stayed at the Tailwater Lodge in Altmar, NY.

Osceola Ski and Sport Resort

Osceola Ski and Sport Resort is located dead center of the famous for snow – Tug Hill Plateau. With 300 inches of snow on an average year and daily grooming we offer the most consistently enjoyable skiing experience East of the Mississippi. The trail system has been created so that all levels of skiers can enjoy their time on the trails. Trails are groomed for both classic and skating. There is a large, comfortable lodge, rentals and sales and restrooms.

Address: 1573 Osceola Rd, Camden, NY 13316

Phone:  315-599-7168

Trailhead Lat,Long: 43.50601,-75.70165

Website: https://skiosceola.com/

Map: https://skiosceola.com/trail-maps

Osceola Tug Hill Cross Country Ski Center

Located in the heart of the Tug Hill Plateau, the Osceola Tug Hill XC Ski Center continues to share 100+ acres of gorgeous trails original owner, Hugh Quinn, designed and developed over the last 40 years. Trails are groomed for both classic and skate techniques. We are developing snowshoe-only trails throughout the property and folks are welcome to explore every inch of our woods and the endless state land adjoining to the south.  With over 200 inches of lake effect snow each winter, the Tug Hill is dependable for winter fun when other places are starving for snow. Our newly remodeled lodge is warm and dry. When you arrive, stop into the main lodge for tickets, ski and/or snowshoe rentals, snack bar, and retail store. Warm up next to our woodstove or tailgate in our large parking lot and enjoy our outdoor seating and fire pit.

Address: 1486 Osceola Rd, Camden, NY 13316

Phone: 315-599-7377

Trailhead Lat,Long: 43.49941,-75.71286

Website: https://www.uxcski.com/

Map: https://www.uxcski.com/trail-map/

Winona State Forest

About thirty years ago, cross country skiers discovered this wooded, winter wonderland, about 50 miles north of Syracuse on the Tug Hill Plateau. Over twenty years ago the Tug Hill Tourathon was formed and with it many new trails were developed. The organizers have held their well known 50K citizens race ever since. The race volunteers seem to have as much fun as the racers.

Wart Rd Trailhead Lat,Long: 43.65778,-75.998933

CCC Camp Trailhead Lat,Long: 43.71288,-75.970969

Dixon Rd Trailhead Lat,Long: 43.72367,-76.00240

Bargy Rd Trailhead Lat,Long:  43.66080,-75.964639

Website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/8072.html

Trail Map: http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/regions_pdf/oswego2.pdf

Chateaugay State Forest

Chateaugay State Forest covers an area of 3, 465 acres in the town of Orwell in Northern Oswego County on the edge of the Tug Hill Plateau. Activities such as hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting and trapping are popular activities within the forest. Currently, there are eight miles of marked, ungroomed trails within Chateaugay State Forest that offer opportunities for snowshoeing and cross country skiing.

Trailhead Lat,Long: 43.57418,-75.961511

Website: https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/63155.html

Map: https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/regions_pdf/chateaugay.pdf

Barnes Corners

Barnes Corners Trails are situated in the northern portion of the Tug Hill Plateau in the Tug Hill State Forest. Traversing this 12,000 acre woodland are a number of cross country ski trails with skill levels varying from novice to intermediate. These trails run through a variety of terrain from level and slightly uphill/gentle downhill to more challenging climbs and downhill runs on intermediate trails. The land cover types range from northern hardwoods and conifer plantations to open wetlands. Some trails provide spectacular views of Inman Gulf. Trails between SR-177 and Williams Rd are often groomed. Trails north of Williams Rd are not groomed.

Trailhead Lat,Long: 43.818779,-75.853241

Website: https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/87264.html#barnescorners

Trail Map: https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/regions_pdf/barnescor.pdf

Selkirk Shores SP

In addition to spectacular sunsets over one of the Great Lakes, expect popular hiking and biking trails that can be sued for skiing. Trails transit a lush mix of meadows and woodlands.

Trailhead Lat,Long: 43.556821,-76.209497

Website: http://nysparks.com/parks/84/details.aspx

Trail Map: http://nysparks.com/parks/attachments/SelkirkShoresTrailMap.pdf