Welcome to Our Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing Activities!
Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are wonderful aerobic sports and are excellent ways to avoid wintertime “cabin fever”. XC Skiers and snowshoers have fun, get plenty of exercise, enjoy wonderful companions, and find that wintertime can be an excellent time to enjoy the outdoors. Many members find skiing and snowshoeing in the woods gives them a sense of peace, serenity and renewal. WTC offers a full schedule of trips each winter. Most weekend trips use upper New York State venues – the Tug Hill Plateau or the Adirondacks. We hope weather and economic circumstances continue to allow us to offer reasonably priced trips to snow country accessible by car for weekends.
On the trails, we often separate into groups of comparable ability to maximize enjoyment for everyone, and many of the venues offer rentals, lessons, and ski equipment package sales so beginners are easily accommodated. There’s time for socializing on the trail and in the lodges or warming huts, but the happy hours are always a special time to reminisce and tell stories about the day’s activities. After a day of enjoying winter sports, we’re ready to complete the day with dinner at the lodge or at nearby restaurants.
We hold events on most winter weekends in January and February in New York state and northern PA with a one-week trip to places like Lake Placid, NY and Val-David, Quebec, Canada, and Jackson, NH. While the weekend locations may seem distant, the 5 to 6-hour drives are almost completely on very good interstate roads. Look for the schedule each November in the calendar on the club website; it will remain through February. Many trips will fill up quickly. Please refer to the ski schedule and calendar for details on how to sign up for trips. Also, be sure to subscribe to the skiing forums on the website, as updates to the schedule and other important information will be posted there. Come to the Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing introduction/social in early November for details and sign up for trips. You may view the full bulletin schedule below.
Any time we have snow in the local area, get in touch with our Local Skiing/Snowshoe Coordinator. She will organize an enjoyable “last minute” outing or outings to local parks with other club members. Chairperson: Robin Kershaw (302) 475-4620.