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The Cross Country Skiing Emergency Kit

Bring a First Aid Kit While Cross Country SkiingThe Importance of Having an Emergency Kit and a Plan if You’re Injured in the Woods While Cross Country Skiing

If you enjoy hiking or cross-country skiing (or even “just” plain walking or downhill skiing), there’s always a chance you could become injured on the trail.

If you’ve been hiking or cross-country skiing for several miles, you could find yourself in the woods with no cell phone signal and no one nearby to help you.

That’s why it’s absolutely critical that you take a small emergency kit with you. It’s also wise to have a plan in place beforehand. Continue reading

The Importance of Sunblock and Lip Balm When Cross-Country Skiing

lip-balmCloudy winter days can still result in sunburn and chapped lips when outdoors. This can be especially true if you’re in a wooded area or fields full of white snow while cross-country skiing.

Why? Because UV rays pack a bigger punch at higher elevations. What’s more, snow also reflects UV rays, helping you become even more sunburned than in summer.

Even cloudy days and days of snowfall can result in sunburned skin – again the snow acts as a reflector of UV rays….right on to your skin!

To protect your skin from sunburn and lower your risk of skin cancer, follow these tips: Continue reading

Warm Drinks on a Cold Day After Skiing

coffeeWhen it comes to cold, the winter days around Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center can get frigid to beat the best of them, with average daytime highs in December, January and February of about 30 degrees F and a nighttime low average of about 13 degrees F.

Yet it’s gorgeous here, as we are surrounded by woods and trails, perfect for a day of cross-country skiing or an afternoon spend exploring on snow shoes.

It’s one of those cold winter days that is perfect for indulging in a delicious warm drink. Read below for some of our favorites.

There’s little that says cozy winter than a mug of hot chocolate or cocoa. The steam rising from the mug as you hold it in your hands. It’s another word for heaven on a cold winters’ day. Be sure to breathe in the chocolate aroma so closely that the steam clouds your glasses and the warmth penetrates your entire body!  Continue reading

Winter is early this year!

Winter in the Adirondacks Lapland Lake is a stunning winter wonderland, and over 100 very excited skiers & snowshoers were here to enjoy winter on Friday! We have received 13 – 15″ of new snow since Wednesday!

We have early season conditions on 10km of trails which are machine groomed but not trackset. Easier trails which are open include Lake Trail, Vasa, Era Polku & the Practice Field.

More difficult trails open are Kippis, Joki & Sisu. 12km of snowshoe trails and one of our junior tubing hills are open as well. Trails open Saturday at 9am.

Ski trail surface is packed powder. Base averages 2 – 6″. The ground was wet when the snow fell. As such, snow is melting from underneath, and there are a few wet spots. There will be portions of the trails with a full 6″ depth and other portions – under trees, out in the open – where the depth will be less. If you have a choice, bring older or rock skis.

Ski,  snowshoe & tube rentals are available. Facility use for those without Season Pass Memberships is $10.

Saturday is expected to be cloudy with a high of 28.

Quick notes: 30% off all new in-stock skis and ski packages

This was the offer for last weekend’s Open House, but so many of you thought Open House was this coming weekend, we are extending the discount through Sunday.

We will offer free hot chocolate, coffee and tea Saturday and Sunday, but there will be no food service, so please pack your turkey day leftovers! Lessons are expected to get underway 12/6.

If you plan to ski & snowshoe 8 times this season, a Lapland Lake Season Pass Membership is a good investment. If you purchase before midnight Sunday, you will save $30 per person.

Additionally, all children in your family ages 17 & under receive free Memberships when at least one parent purchases a 2014-15 Season Pass Membership!


Rolling Cross Country Ski Trails!

Olavi rolling cross country ski trailsThis is Olavi rolling cross country ski trails Thursday, November 20! Ski trails are not yet open, but with another 2″ we will be able to open 5km of our easiest trails on the east side of the system. Accuweather calls for squalls Friday evening with a 1 – 3″ snow accumulation possible. If we are able to open trails, bring older skis. No rentals, lessons or food service. Complimentary hot beverages & fresh-baked cookies will be offered during our Annual Open House Saturday & Sunday. Please check our Snow Condition Report for updates.

Better yet, sign up to receive our snow condition reports …and wear your jammies inside-out for snow!

Cross Country Skiing Season Pass Memberships

Cross Country Skiing Season Pass Memberships

A chance of snow showers is appearing in our forecast Thursday, Friday, Sunday & Monday! Time to purchase your Lapland Lake Winter Season Pass Membership. If purchased by 11/30 individual rate is just $170, senior 65+ just $160. For the 7th consecutive year, all jrs. 17 & under in your family receive free Memberships when at least one parent purchases a 2014-15 Membership. Rates increase 12/1. Process your Membership easily online.

The Sights and Sounds of an Adirondack Cross Country Ski Trail

Cross Country Ski Trails Sound Like ... Silence and WildlifeStrap on some cross country skis and then head out to one of the many cross country ski trails available throughout the Adirondacks for beginners and experienced skiers alike and you’ll soon notice something deafening.


Well, actually, you’ll hear a lot. You’ll hear the sound of the wind blowing through trees and plants that are unlike any other wild place in the northeast section of the United States.  You’ll hear the sounds of bird and animal calls.

Although the only man-made sounds and sights you might hear and see are those of your skis on the snow as you glide along, your senses truly will be filled, possibly more than you’ve ever known possible.

The Adirondacks are both temperate and boreal forest, providing a great diversity of plant and animal communities.

You’ll glide through large wetlands, hardwood and conifer forests and rock outcroppings.

You’ll also more than likely spy one or more of the more than 53 mammal species that make their home in the Adirondacks.

Just some of the mammals you may see include:

  • Moose
  • Shrews
  • Moles
  • Hares, rabbits and pikas
  • Bats
  • Foxes and coyotes
  • Bobcats
  • River otters
  • Weasels
  • Minks and martens
  • Raccoons
  • Deer mice
  • Voles
  • White-tailed deer

And more.

Naturally, many of these mammals may be hibernating as you glide by, but if you pay close attention, you may see at least one.

Dozens of bird species make their home in the Adirondacks. From the American Kestrel, the Three-toed Woodpecker, the Bald Eagle, the  Belted Kingfisher, the Baltimore Oriole, the Bobolink, the Broad-winged Hawk, the Canada Goose, the little House Wren, the Northern Hawk Owl, the Peregrine Falcone, the Red-tailed Hawk, you’re bound to see – and hear – at least one.

Don’t let winter keep you from staying in the Adirondacks. There’s plenty to do here in winter. In addition to cross-country skiing, you can strap on some snow shoes and take a hike, hit the slopes, go ice skating, and finish your day by a roaring fireplace as you drink hot cocoa (with marshmallows, of course!)

You needn’t spend an arm and a leg on a hotel, either. Our Lapland Lake warm and cozy cabins are open all year long. All winter cabins are well-insulated for warmth and comfort. Rent one of our winter cabins and you also receive complimentary use of our ski and snowshoe trails, our tubing hills (suitable for children) and an ice skating pond.

Contact us today for more information about reservations and our group rate discounts.

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