Packbasket @ the VIC

Your Local Market for Souvenirs, Gear, Books and More!
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Building Hours
Open for Ski Season 9A – 5P
Weekends December 1 – March 31
Christmas Week December 22 – January 1
Martin Luther King Weekend January 19 – 21
Presidents Week February 16 – 24

Open for Scheduled Programs
Available for Private Events
October 10 – June 15

Foyer and Self-Service Rental Station Hours
Open for Ski Season 9A – 5P
Monday – Friday on all Non-Holiday Weeks
December 3 – March 29

Winter Trails
Dawn to Dusk
December 1 – March 31
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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Local products, PSC merch, Maple Syrup!


Find all the best gifts at the VIC – our retail shop will be open on weekends and President’s Week throughout the Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Season. Here’s a sampling of what you can find in the Packbasket @ the VIC:

  • balsam pillows, cedar-infused lotions, incense, candles and other wonderful scents
  • children’s books, coloring books, nature and science related toys
  • handcrafted jewelry & scarves
  • award-winning Paul Smith’s maple syrup by the pint, quart, half gallon, and full gallon
  • great references for exploring the Adirondack Park: family friendly skiing, hiking and paddling maps and guide books, and more
  • local art by local artists
  • ski waxes, hats, gloves, hand and toe warmers
  • granola bars, coffee, tea, and snacks to fuel your adventure


Our self-service station has everything to get you going mid-week. Please use the drop slot in the self-service station for your transactions. Select items are available in our self-service foyer to help get you out on trail:


  • Day passes for skiing and snowshoeing
  • Adult snowshoe rentals
  • Select Adult cross-country ski rentals for Women’s size 5 through Men’s size 12
  • Maxiglide Quick Wax individual packets to get your waxless skis gliding again
  • Hot Hands Hand and Toe Warmers
  • Tissue packs
  • Collapsable water bottles to keep you hydrated