Trails and Current Conditions

Open Weekends & Holidays 9am – 4:30pm & non-holiday Mon-Fri 10am- 4:30pm.

Current Date: March 20, 2019

Daytime High: 45F

New Snow Total Km Open 44K
Average Depth:  12″ – 24″ Km XC Groomed: 32K
Surface: Machine groomed Km Trackset: 32K
Snowfall This Season: 102″ Km Skate Lanes: 32K
Total Days Open: 123 Km Snowshoe: 12K

 

Wednesday 3/20   Great skiing….   We are snowcat grooming this morning, trail surface will be a snowcat groomed mix of mainly frozen granular offering smooth skate and good classic conditions.  Conditions may soften and slow in the afternoon with predicted warm and sunny weather.  We expect to have all land based XC trails open today except the second and third upper Karhu expert loops and the section of Sisu by the stream.    Snowshoe trails open.  Junior tubing hills are open.  No ice skating.

Food service and lessons are available.

Cross Country Skiing Trail Map

Instructions: Click on map to enlarge photo or Download a PDF of this map here.

Lapland Lake Ski Trail Information

2-way section of Lake Trail (out and back) 2.6 km
1-way section of Lake Trail 1.3 km
Practice Field with Inside Loops 1.2 km
Erä Polku (Forest Trail) 1.7 km
Woods Lake Loop (ICE MUST BE SAFE) 3.0 km
Ski School Areas 1.0 km

 

Kippis (Finnish Drinking Toast) 0.7 km
Vasa (Baby Reindeer) 1.5 km
Joki Latu (Trail by the Stream) 1.5 km
Sisu (Determination) 4.2 km *
Honka Tie (Large Pine Way) 1.1 km
Karhu Polku (Bear Path) via short cuts 7.0 km *
Leilan Latu (Leila’s Trail) 1.1 km
Tuulen Tie (Way of the Wind) 1 km
Short cuts to Honka/Sisu 0.6 km
Shortcut 0.4 km

 

Karhu Polku with upper expert loops 9.0 km *
Napa Piiri (Arctic Circle) 3.4 km *
Tunturi Loop (Lapland Mountain) 1.5 km

 

* Measured from the bridge

Additional Trail Information Outside Loop West of Bridge 10.4 km
Lapland Lenkki Loop (follow orange trail markers) 20 km
Lenkki Loop including lake 23 km
Grant Lake Wilderness Trail (out & back) 10 km
Ungroomed Snowshoe Trail to Woods Lake – East 4.0 km
Ungroomed Snowshoe Trails – West Side 8.5 km

 

Download a PDF of the map here.

Snowfall History

A Winter Wonderland! Mother Nature & Old Man Winter have always worked diligently at Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center. For the past 10 years, skiers have enjoyed average annual snowfalls of 9 feet and have skied into April seven out of ten years!

Year Snowfall
Amount
Opening Date Closing Date Number of Skiing Days
1978-79
1979-80
1980-81
1981-82
1982-83
1983-84
1984-85
1985-86
1986-87
1987-88
1988-89
1989-90
1990-91
1991-92
1992-93
1993-94
1994-95
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-00
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
128″
124″
104″
122″
118″
130″
113″
125″
121″
106″
86″
125″
110″
100″
187″
185″
94″
162″
189″
137″
140″
124″
163″
115″
180″
131″
115″
101″
146″
145″
145″
80″
153″
62″
106″
136″
136″
38″
104″
123″
11/23
11/19
12/17
12/10
12/3
12/8
12/8
11/30
11/22
12/16
12/17
11/22
12/8
12/6
12/12
12/21
11/23
11/18
11/30
11/15
12/20
12/18
12/13
12/9
11/19
12/7
12/8
11/25
12/26
12/2
11/26
12/9
12/17
12/28
12/23
11/30
11/22
12/29
12/6
12/12
Mid-Apr.
Early Apr.
Records lost in fire
4/4
3/29
4/1
4/6
3/31
3/25
4/2
3/26
4/15
4/6
4/4
4/18
4/17
3/26
3/31
4/6
3/29
3/29
3/26
4/1
4/7
4/13
4/5
4/1
3/26
4/22
4/14
4/5
3/21
4/10
3/17
4/5
4/6
4/5
3/1
4/3
4/8
134
124
——
107
110
112
118
120
124
108
100
132
117
108
122
113
117
127
123
130
100
95
109
110
140
121
110
121
103
133
125
103
91-102
65-77
107
118
126
59
110
116

“Wow!  Still deep snow – excellent grooming with a little fresh snow in AM!  So glad I came!”  Margie L., Glenville, NY  3/19

“Trails on lake side are wonderful!  Keep coming out to ski!”  the Russo’s, Johnstown NY  3/18

“Skate or classic – all perfect today”  Carolyn & Jim, Schenectady NY  3/18

“Great lesson from Susan. Thanks for the skating tips.” Don S., Schenectady, NY  3/18

“Whatever conditions you’re imagining up here after Friday’s warmup, It’s at least 500 times better in reality.” Dave K. Albany, NY 3/16

“Crazy good skiing!” Zoltan Nagy, Wayne, NJ  3/16

“Still Plenty of snow! Come up before it’s gone!” Don S., Schenectady, NY  3/16

“All good!  No jacket, no tie needed!”  Don S., Schenectady, NY 3/14

“Just great – Snow, grooming, and weather – come up!”  Don S., Schenectady, NY  3/13

“Superb conditions. Perfect grooming. Had a blast!”  Carolyn and Jim, Schenectady, NY  3/12

“Excellent conditions and grooming. Not much wind in the woods.” Don S., Schenectady, NY  3/12

“Winter at its best!”  J. S., Johnstown, NY  3/10

“One word: Magnificent!  Awesome trail maintenance and grooming!”  Gry & Bob, Ithica, NY  3/8

“Where were you – the snow is up here – not down there!”  Don S., Schenectady, NY  3/7

“Super fun snow today – great glide E perfect conditions!!”  Lynn & Chuck H., Allentown PA  3/7

“Beautiful conditions! Come up while winter is still here!” Don S. Schenectady, NY  3/6

“And don’t forget the great Finnish chocolate.” Jane M. Schenectady, NY  3/6

“Great skiing.  Sisu, Joki Latu…  Still lots of beautiful snow!”  Liz & Paul, Johnstown, NY 3/5

“Another great day at Lapland Lake.  Come up!”  Don S., Schenectady, NY  3/4

“Skip your local park or golf course -> the conditions at Lapland Lake are PERFECT!”  Scott W., Middle Grove NY  3/2

“Best! Bester!! Bestest!!!”  Don S. Schenectady, NY  3/2

“March madness in the snow!  Come up!”  Don S., Schenectady, NY  3/1

“Call in sick!  Skiing is as good as it gets.  Thanks Paul and Kathy.”  Carolyn and Jim, Schenectady, NY  3/1

“It’s a winter wonderland!  The grooming is great.  We had an awesome time.”  Susan, Malta  NY  3/1

“Perfect!”  Don S., Schenectady NY  2/20

“Simply the best!  Another wonderful stay, with great snow and lots of fun.”  Alan B., Brooklyn, NY 2/19

“This place is awesome!  Beautiful, challenging, and relaxing!”  Dara, NYC 2/18

“I like Reindeer Rally” K.G., East Stroudsburg PA, 2/18

“Come up – the only wall issue here is climbing the wall on Napa Piiri”  Don S., Schenectady  2/18

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