Winter Programs

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Building Hours

Open for Ski Season 9A – 5P
Weekends December 2 – April 1
Christmas Week December 23 – January 1
Martin Luther King Weekend January 13 – 15
Presidents Week February 17 – 25

October 10 – June 15
open for scheduled programs
available for private events

Foyer and Self-Service Rental Station Hours

Open for Ski Season 9A – 5P
Monday – Friday on all Non-Holiday Weeks
December 4 – March 30

Winter Trails
Dawn to Dusk
December 2 – April 1
Day or Season Pass Required
Skis or Snowshoes Required

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Paul Smiths, New York 12970
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Sunday Morning Waffles!

Sunday April 1st

Faithful volunteer Keith Oborne will be cooking up waffles and sausages from 10 – Noon Sundays through the Cross-Country Ski Season. Waffles will be served with fresh butter and real maple syrup, wash it down with an apple juice or coffee and you’re bound for greatness on skis or snowshoes.Food and drink is provided at $8 per serving and meal tickets are available at the front desk.

Closing Day Bash

Sunday, April 1st

Ring out the Ski Year with us April 1st. The Center will be open all day for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Come bask in the warm Spring sun on back deck in-between laps on our groomed trails. We’ll do an all ages, family friendly Easter Egg hunt on skis and snowshoes. Stay tuned for details!


Explore the Adirondack Winter with our naturalists on a snowshoe adventure appropriate for all ages. Join our naturalists from 1 to 3 pm and hone in on your observation skills.  Rental snowshoes are available for participants at the VIC for $5 per day.  A day pass or season pass is required for participation in these programs, day passes are valid for the entire day. Come learn about winters mysterious ways and how our flora and fauna have adapted to deal with the harshness it brings.

Naturalist Snowshoe Hikes will be held on:

Saturday, March 24th
Sunday, March 25th
Saturday, March 31st
Sunday, April 1st

Registration: Please leave a message at (518) 327-6241 to register.


Join us for NYS Maple Weekends and our First Annual Pancake Breakfasts

Saturday, March 17th
Sunday, March 18th
Saturday, March 24th
Sunday, March 25th

These weekends are full of maple related events. Join us for a tour of our wood fired, student run sugar shack, take a naturalist snowshoe tour, tap trees, collect buckets and learn about the process. Fun family games and events from 10AM – 4PM. Our Center will be open from 9AM – 5PM for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

 We will be serving up a full stack  of three hot pancakes and a sausage link with fresh maple syrup and real butter. Top off your breakfast with a fruit juice or coffee. Pancake Breakfast starts at 8AM, cost is $8 per serving, come hungry!

Registration: Please leave a message at (518) 327-6241 to register for the pancake breakfasts.