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Minnewaska Cross Country Skiing

  • Feb 16, 2014 · 9:15 AM

It should be perfect cross country skiing after the big storm!

-Andre

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Minnewaska has great groomed trails and is my favorite place for cross country skiing. 

We'll meet at the top parking lot at 9:15am sharp. Come ready to ski!

Google maps link: 

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More Info

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Details:

• Hiking/snowshoeing is not allowed on groomed trails 

• $6 entrance fee per person

• You cannot rent skies at the State Park. Rent in New Paltz or else where (there might be some places in the city).

• Cross country experience is not required, but it is suggested. There are no lessons available.

Gear: Dress for aerobic winter actives with a wicking base-layer, light insulating layer, wind-proof shell, and extra warm layers for breaks. 

Bring: Lunch, snack, hot drink, etc; A change of dry clothes/socks at the car.

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Remember you are responsible for your own safety. Participates are not expected to maintain the same pace or stay together as a group. 



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  • Linda

    anyone want to go next Sunday? wish I could have made it yesterday...

    February 17, 2014

  • andrew a.

    I had a great day skiing by myself. Very peaceful snd zen like, i guess this meetup dissolved . I wonder how many made it to Minnewoska ?

    February 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks to Elizabeth, we finally made it to the trail, with the incredible strokes of luck. My muscle is suffering but we all had enjoyed the skiing.

      February 17, 2014

    • Elizabeth D.

      It was a great day even if we didn't find the others!! Sabina, I would love those pix! Can you send to my email? [masked] Thanks!

      February 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Simply amazing winter scene with the perfect powder snow!!!

    February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rentals are slim but we got our skis.

    February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are at rock and snow now. Be there in 20min.

    February 16, 2014

  • andrew a.

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    February 16, 2014

  • andrew a.

    I'm here at minnewoska upper lot. Text me if UR here. It's 9:20 right now

    February 16, 2014

  • andrew a.

    I'm here at minnewoska upper lot. Text me if UR here. It's 9:20 right now

    February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where should we go for skis?

    February 16, 2014

    • Andre

      Clarence Fahnestock Park rents on site.

      February 16, 2014

  • Andre

    Rock and snow is out of skies.

    February 16, 2014

    • Andre

      Two cars are driving to Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park, which as of 9am had skies.

      February 16, 2014

  • Linda

    Hi, couldn't go this morning as I wasn't feeling well. Anyone interested in going next? Hope you all had a great day skiing today.

    February 16, 2014

  • Linda

    Sara,

    I would love to go to. Can you pick me up at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge exit on Cadman Plaza West? Wow, would love to go... if you give me your direct email can arrange, or phone number? Tx!

    February 15, 2014

    • Linda

      Intersection is Cadman Plaza West and Middagh Street

      February 15, 2014

    • Linda

      what time will you be picking me up? we can get on Brooklyn Bridge there. can you call me in the morning to confirm, my stomach has been acting kind of weird and may need to cancel.

      February 15, 2014

  • Alex

    How long is the trail?

    February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I also wanted to try X-C skiing if beginner level is OK to sign up?

    February 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Elizabeth, yes, Plan on taking cab or subway n aking Either cab or subway from midtown,

      February 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry, plan on taking subway from the grand central. See you there n I will text you so you will have my cell number too.

      February 15, 2014

  • Elizabeth D.

    Hi,
    I am planning on driving and can bring people. I am in Brooklyn. I also need to rent skis. Have not gone X-country in a few years and really missing it!

    February 11, 2014

    • Rema

      Hi Elizabeth, I can ride with Elena, and she has only two other people. So I won't really cramp you up.

      February 15, 2014

    • Elizabeth D.

      Okay I will see you there.

      February 15, 2014

  • Andre

    Ok, 2nd try with the google maps. If the link doesn't work just use your tail maps/the map in the picture and head to the parking lot near Lake Minniwaska.

    February 15, 2014

  • Andre

    The google maps link should work now

    February 14, 2014

  • Angel

    Hi Andre, the map link does not work for me. When I clicked on it, it took me to somewhere in Turkey. Can you post the GPS location? Thank you!

    Also, I am leaving from Jersey City, NJ, and would love to car pool! Thanks!

    February 14, 2014

  • Linda

    Too short notice to arrange for this weekend. Can rent a zipcar if anyone is interested perhaps next Saturday?

    February 14, 2014

  • Linda

    Peter, just noticed your post, YEA, wanna rent a car, perhaps with some others?

    February 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes totally! Trying to ask around a bit if other people would join.. who should rent?

      February 14, 2014

    • Tim

      I am interested in this. Unfortunately I cannot organize a rental since I am not on Zipcar and I am running another outdoors event tomorrow.

      February 14, 2014

  • Linda

    since there's no room for me, boo hoo, anyone with a car interested in a 2nd trip? or a few willing to split the cost of renting a car?

    February 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, looking forward to feel the snow! Does anybody else have a ride available or want to rent a car together?

    February 13, 2014

  • Tim

    Hey all, please post if you can offer rides from NYC or you want to go in on a rental car. I could also meet someone at train station along the Hudson.

    February 13, 2014

  • Linda

    Elizabeth

    I can take a car service and meet you at your place if you tell me what time, as I live in Brooklyn Heights.

    February 12, 2014

    • Linda

      gosh, thought I was the first person to ask for a ride...

      February 12, 2014

    • Elizabeth D.

      Hi, I am really sorry. I should have reached out to you before committing to the passengers who reached out to me. I am new to this, and not really sure of the protocol. My apologies.

      February 13, 2014

  • Tim

    Hi. I would be interested in going if I could arrange a ride share from NYC or the lower Hudson Valley. I can chip in for a car rental too. Would need to rent skis also.

    February 12, 2014

  • Rema

    Hi Elizabeth I live in Brooklyn, any chance I can ride with you? Please advise.

    February 12, 2014

  • Elizabeth D.

    Hi,
    Yes, I can take 3 comfortably (4 uncomfortably!). Will stop at Rock and Snow in New Paltz to rent skis. It is about 20 mins. from there to Minnewaska according to google, so I am aiming to get there by 8:15, so probably should leave the city by 6:30. Depending on where you guys are we can meet somewhere near FDR in the city, or near the BQE if in Brooklyn. I am in Carroll Gardens.

    February 12, 2014

  • Andre

    If you haven't skied before it is up to you. I've seen some first timers pick it up easily and have a good time. Others have had trouble learning.

    February 12, 2014

  • Elizabeth D.

    Have not been able to find anywhere that rents in NYC however there is a place in New Paltz called rock and snow that rents and requires a 48 hour advance reservation if anyone is interested. They open at 8am Sat.

    February 11, 2014

  • Linda

    anyone willing to share a ride, leaving from Brooklyn or Manhattan? also will need to rent, hope you do too! I will happily share expenses and treat you to breakfast on the road?:) btw, i am an intermediate.

    February 11, 2014

  • Jim

    Anyone skate skiing?

    February 11, 2014

  • Nomes

    are beginners welcome? I've been wanting to learn/try.....thx!

    February 11, 2014

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