Winter arrives early to the Adirondacks. It is not unusual to be cross country skiing at Garnet Hill by Thanksgiving or earlier. Early season storms quickly transforms the Adirondack wilderness into a beautiful world of white mountain vistas and snowy woodland scenes. The midwinter snowpack can often exceed five feet with double this on the highest elevations.
Come up to the magic world of winter! Discover snowy forest trails and the winter scenery of the New York Adirondack Mountains. Garnet Hill Lodge is a true mountain resort where you can discover all the fun and adventure of cross country skiing and snow shoeing. Enjoy miles of scenic groomed trails. Take a ski lesson. Watch your kids ski. Enjoy a backcountry ski journey. At day's end find the warmth of friends and good cheer by The Log House fireplace.
At Garnet Hill Ski Center, you will find:
- 2000 ft. elevation - we always have snow!
- 55km trails, groomed daily, set tracks & skating lanes
- Complete ski shop - rentals, sales, & repairs
- PSIA certified ski school with lessons daily
- Kids! Ski program, weekends & holiday wks.
- Unique "ski down - ride back" shuttle bus - the longest ski lift around!
- Night skiing
- Ski Center, Lodge & Restaurant open daily
Snowshoeing has become quite popular in recent years, owing to
exciting equipment advances, new trails, and a renewed spirit to get out and discover the
outdoors in winter. Snowshoeing has been around for eons, and we have rented
snowshoes here at Garnet Hill Ski Center for over 20 years.
The newest equipment advances give snowshoers a great advantage over the old
"woodies". Most new style snowshoes are constructed with a very light
weight aluminum or plastic frame with a light weight decking. In addition these
newer shoes have a snow and ice "claw" that grips into the snow creating a no
slip traction system that’s great for mountain ascents. Improved bindings round
out the advances creating a very light easy to use snowshoe. Try ‘em out! The
Garnet Hill Ski Center rents and sells Atlas Snowshoes.
Snowshoers will also find a great new network of trails. Intertwined
among our groomed ski trails are snowshoe and mountain bike trails. Combining with
the wilderness trails in the area, snowshoers can enjoy a day or a week of winter
adventure. Picture at right is Balm of Gilead Summit View - a must do for
any snowshoer at Garnet Hill!
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