Winter Trails

Guidelines & Frequently Asked Questions
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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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8023 State Route 30
Paul Smiths, New York 12970
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a pass?

You can obtain your pass with our secure order form. Once you complete the form, you’ll receive a temporary pass that can be used immediately! Your permanent season pass will be mailed to you within 7 business days.

Do I need to sign in if I have a pass?

Day use and season pass holders, please sign in at the VIC building register before each ski. Register is located just inside the building and can be found outside the front doors when the building is closed.

When are the VIC trails open?

Trails are open from 9 to 5 every day. Trails are accessible for pass holders any day of the week.

Where can I rent skis or snowshoes?

Paul Smith’s College Students & Employees – Nordic skis, boots, and poles and a small number of snowshoes can be rented during the winter months exclusively to all current Paul Smith’s College students and employees. Click here to learn more.

VIC Visitors – If you’d like to ski or snowshoe at the VIC but need to rent gear, there are local vendors who can provide you with what you need. The VIC does not have rentals available.

Blue Line Sports, Saranac Lake, NY, (518) 891-4680

High Peaks Cyclery, Lake Placid, NY, (518) 523-3764

What are your current trail conditions?

Check our Facebook page during ski season to get updated trail conditions.