Ski & Snowshoe the Adirondacks

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June 14 - October 9
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Butterfly House Hours
June 14 - Sept. 4
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Dawn to Dusk

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8023 State Route 30
Paul Smiths, New York 12970
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Cross-country Ski and Snowshoe Center

REMINDER: The VIC building is closed for the month of April, and reopens for regular spring business hours on April 29. Trails are open dawn to dusk but are unmonitored and unmaintained in April.

During the winter months, the Paul Smith’s College VIC becomes a cross-country ski center with over 25 miles of trails for classic skiing, skate skiing, and snowshoeing. The varied terrain is great for beginners and experienced skiers, with many loop options and connector trails. The VIC often gets and retains noticeably more snow than other places in the Adirondacks, which means the VIC’s trails make great skiing when snowfall is limited.

Winter 2016-2017 Pass Prices

Winter passes are not currently for sale.

Pass and Trail Use Guidelines

  • Friends of the VIC: Active members receive a 25% discount on Season Passes only.
  • Friends of the VIC Trailblazers: Passes are free with an up-to-date Friends membership.
  • Family Pass: For 2 adults living in the same household and up to 4 children under 18 who live in the household.
  • The Trails are open from 9 to 5 daily weather permitting. Please register at the VIC building for every visit.
  • Current PSC employees and students do not need to purchase a pass but must have their current ID with them while skiing. This ID serves as their ski pass and must be visible while on trails.

Your trail pass helps pay for grooming equipment, personnel and continuing improvements to the VIC trail system. To support the VIC year-round, please consider becoming a Friend of the VIC.


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.