Trails and Current Conditions

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

Current Date: Jan 22, 2019

Daytime High: 16F

New Snow 18″ Total Km Open 50K
Average Depth:  10″ – 15″ Km XC Groomed: 38K
Surface: packed powder Km Trackset: 35K
Snowfall This Season: 54″ Km Skate Lanes: 38K
Total Days Open: 68 Km Snowshoe: 12K

 

Tuesday 1/22:  Eighteen inches fresh powder!  All land based snowshoe and XC ski trails are open.  Blue sky this morning with moderate temperatures predicted, come enjoy these mid-winter conditions!  The eighteen inches powder from Saturday/Sunday is packing beautifully – classic tracks are near perfect and most trails are getting firm enough for skate technique.   Both junior tubing hills are open.   No ice skating.  Afternoon update:  trail on frozen Woods Lake is open, rolled but not trackset.

Lessons and food service are available.

Note: we are hosting a high school race on January 25, West Side trails will close to the public at 1:30 on January 25.

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

“Great conditions!  Come up now!”  Don S., Schenectady, NY  1/22

“Absolutely picture perfect!  What a special chance to experience the beauty of the deep woods on a snowy day.  Skiing was beyond wonderful!”  Cathy S., Albany NY, 1/20

“Just got back to Lapland.  Good conditions & skating on lake was excellent!”  Don S., Schenectady, 1/15

“Nice skiing with lots of new snow.  Should be great skiing the coming weekend.  I’ll be back.”  Ric, Guilderland, NY  1/9

The Lake was Fintastic!  Had a wonderful time skiing in very good conditions on Sisu, Honka Tie, Lake Trail & Vasa!  Worth the trip!  Rain in Albany & Sun at Lapland!”  Rita P., Latham NY 1/5

Great skiing today and skate-skiing on the groomed Woods Lake!” Carolyn and Jim, Schenectady, NY 1/4

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