Jenkins Mountain Open Woods Ski Zone

Trail Pass required. Please Purchase in the Hutchins Lodge
Conditions are updated on the VIC app daily

The “Where’s Ron Kon?” Backcountry Ski Trails on Jenkins Mountain are an advanced backcountry skiing experience where hidden hazards, changing conditions and varied terrain all affect your safety.

By entering this terrain you waive any liability.

Be prepared for emergency by using the necessary equipment and planning ahead.

Users of the area are required to have a Paul Smith’s College VIC trail pass and the following equipment:

Climbing Skins
Alpine touring ski equipment
Snowshoes are not permitted

Trails are one directional and do not access the summit.

Uphill traffic must stay on the skin track marked with yellow discs.
Downhill runs are a sweater-weave pattern through the area marked with red discs.
For Emergencies: NYS DEC Ranger Dispatch (518)-891-0235


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.