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XC Ski and/or Snowshoe at Fahnestock Winter Park

  • Jan 5, 2013 · 9:30 AM
  • See link below for directions to trail head

The Fahnestock Winter Park is located in Fahnestock State Park, about 8 miles east of Cold Spring.  The park straddles the border between Dutchess & Putnam counties. The park offers 15 km of machine groomed, tracked and mapped trails for beginning and expierenced skiers and snowshoers.  There is a warming room with tables and a snack bar, where hot chocolate, chili, sandwiches, cookies, brownies, etc are available.  Equipment rentals are available (the early start is to maximize the choice of rental equipment), but there are no lessons.  This is your chance to try out skiing or snowshoeing without buying equipment. For more information, including a trail map, go to
The trail map gives the level of difficulty of the trails.

Please post a comment saying whether you want to ski, to snowshoe, or some of each.

What to bring: water, snacks, sense of adventure


  • Trail ticket:  $9 (62 and older $8)
  • Eqpt rental skiing:  $16
  • Eqpt rental snowshoes:  $15


Cancellation info: If I need to cancel I'll send email the night before.

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  • Elsie

    wonderful .

    January 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry that I could not make it..."For the flu got's a hold on me"!
    (my new blues song)

    January 6, 2013

  • laura

    The weather was beautiful and the skiing was great...thanks for setting this up Jeff

    January 5, 2013

  • Barbie M.

    Jeff, Sorry, I can't go, I will be in Florida

    January 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be XC skiing I have XCD/BC gear So I do not know how much "Track" skiing that I will be doing, But if anyone wants to "cut" through the woods Let's have some FUN!
    I can also teach any one how to do a Telemark Turn!
    One more thing I have an extra set of snow shoes that I will bring along.

    January 2, 2013

  • Jeff S

    I want to xc ski, but would do some snowshoeing also.

    January 2, 2013

  • Linda A

    Will there be a mix of skiiers and snowshoers? If some people ski and some snowshoe does that work out? Are the skiers at a faster pace than snowshoes?

    January 2, 2013

    • Jeff S

      Linda - I don't know what the mix will be until people RSVP. I've just now modified the event description to ask people to comment whether they want to ski, to snowshoe, or some of each. Skiiers will go at a much faster pace than snowshoers. If some people only want to ski while others only want to snowshoe, hopefully there will be at least two of each - then we can break up into two groups. Why don't you go ahead and RSVP - if you don't like the mix you can always back out Friday evening. From the maps on the website, it looks like some trails are only for skiiers, some are only for snowshoers, and some are for both.

      January 2, 2013

  • laura

    I would like to xc ski...but will snoeshoe also..
    Linda, snow shoers use a different trail than skiiers..Correct me if I am wrong Jeff

    January 2, 2013

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