Who We Are: We are a group of adult cross-country skiers of all skill levels, interested in sharing the fun and excitement of winter sports. See our cross-country skiing brochure for details. If you can’t access the brochure, please see further instructions at the bottom of this page.
What We Do: We host local and out-of-town cross-country outings each winter. We schedule both weekend and weekday outings at local parks such as Durand Eastman, Mendon Ponds, Northampton, Webster, and Harriet-Hollister-Spenser Parks. These are typically 1.5 – 2.5 hours of skiing, and attract participants of all skill levels. Our members also organize impromptu ski events based on snow conditions, which are communicated via e-mail. We typically host several out-of-town ski weekends to locations such as Lapland Lake, Camp Gorham, and Garnet Hill in the Adirondacks, and the Tug Hill Plateau.
Join us! We are looking for new folks to join us skiing!
We welcome all skill levels, so please come out and join us this season. You’ll meet terrific new people and stay in great shape for the coming year. You don’t have to be a member to join us for an outing — try us out! Wouldn’t you rather be outside enjoying nature and exploring new terrain than inside at the gym? In addition to the camaraderie, you’ll enjoy the best exercise around. Did you know cross-country skiing burns more calories per hour than most sports, for just low to moderate effort? It’s a convenient and inexpensive sport. Come and join us this season, make new friends and enjoy the winter.
What if I’ve never done it before? Some of our most active and enthusiastic skiers were new to the sport just a year or two ago. We offer free half-hour lessons before some of our outings. There are typically just a couple of new skiers learning from one of our experienced skiers, so you really get personal coaching! We ski at a variety of local parks; some are flat and perfect for beginners and others are hilly and challenging. Our schedule will help you decide what’s a good fit for your ability, or you’re welcome to call for advice.