Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing at Paul Smith's VIC

Over 25 Miles of Trails

Over 25 miles of trails for 3-season walking, strolling, and nature watching convert to a full Nordic ski and snowshoe destination in winter (December 1st – April 1st). Skis or snowshoes and a valid day or season pass are required for winter trail use and may be purchased at the main building. 3 season trail use is free. A mix of public and school programs happen on site throughout the year. Room and spaces may be reserved by private groups. Hike, Camp, Ski, Snowshoe or Paddle.


Nordic skiing, like many other sports, contains inherent risks including, but not limited to the risk of personal injury including, catastrophic injury, or death, or property damage, which may be caused by variations in terrain or weather conditions; or, subsurface snow, ice, bare spots or areas of thin cover, moguls, ruts, bumps; or other persons using the facilities; or rocks, forest growth, debris, branches, trees, roots, stumps; or, other natural objects or man-made objects that are incidental to the provision or maintenance of a ski facility in New York State.  New York law imposes a duty on you to become apprised of, and understand, the risks inherent in the sport of skiing, which are set forth above, so that you make an informed decision whether to participate in skiing notwithstanding the risks.  New York law also imposes additional duties upon you, to which you must adhere, for the purpose of avoiding injury caused by any of the risks inherent in skiing.  If you are not willing to assume all of these risks and abide by these duties, you must not participate in skiing at this area.

We’re a proud member of the Cross-Country Ski Areas Association