Trails and Current Conditions

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

Current Date: November 21, 2019

Daytime High: 41F

New Snow 2″ Tuesday Total Km Open 2 to 5
Average Depth:   1″ to 2″ Km XC Groomed: 2 to 5
Surface: variable Km Trackset: 0
Snowfall This Season: 4 inches Km Skate Lanes: 0
Total Days Open: 3 Km Snowshoe: see below

 

November 21, 2019:  We are open for skiing today.  We will have 2 to 5K open for XC – Lake Trail and perhaps a bit more, details will be available in the ski shop.  Surface is rolled but not trackset.  Coverage is thin so bring your rock skis, or wait for more snow.  Conditions will vary during the day, we expect them to start firm and get soft as temperatures rise.   Snowshoe trails are open for winter hiking with microspikes.  Forecast is for a pleasant mostly sunny day, come enjoy the outdoors!  Ski shop open; no food service or lessons.

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 – Olavin Uni (Olavi’s Dream) 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
2018-19 2019-20
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″
105″
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
11/14
11/16
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
4/1
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
135

“Really nice spring weather, with great cover, and good skiing”  Ric, Guilderland, NY  3/31

“YOWZA! Still Good!” Don S. Schenectady, NY  3/28

“Karhu Polku is still beautifully white! Get out there! The days are few.” Liz and Paul, Johnstown, NY   3/28

“Wonderful Conditions! Thanks to Paul, Kathy, and the entire staff – Great Season!” Don S. Schenectady, NY  3/27

“I skied at 2pm. and did Sisu and Karhu. A lot of snow and well groomed. Still Great skiing.” Michael, Union, NJ  3/27

“Get out at [content redacted by Lapland Lake; our trails do not open until 10:00AM on weekdays] – you will not be disappointed”  – Don S., Schenectady NY  3/26

“Still good – get out early!”  Don S., Schenectady NY  3/25

“Good conditions – excellent grooming!  Thanks Paul!”  Don S., Schenectady NY  3/24

Great conditions for end of March!”  Scott, Eliza W., Greenfield, NY  3/23

“What a beautiful day to come up and ski!”  Emma W., Greenfield, NY  3/23

“Fantastic conditions.  Classic is great, tracks are nice and firm.  Best skating of the year.”  Eugene, East Stroudsburg, PA  3/23

“Excellent skiing – thanks to Paul’s grooming!”  Don S., Schenectady, NY  3/21

“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

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