Trails and Current Conditions

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

Current Date: February 27, 2020 Open 10am – 4:30pm

Daytime High: 32F, falling

New Snow Snowing Total Km Open 45K
Average Depth:  9″ to 15″ Km XC Groomed: see below
Surface: Fresh snow Km Trackset: see below
Snowfall This Season: 72″ Km Skate Lanes: see below
Total Days Open: 94 Km Snowshoe: 12K

 

February 27, 2020 –   Heavy wet snow this morning with a forecast for falling temperatures, more snow, and possible high winds.  We are not grooming this morning; if conditions dry quickly we may groom some trails this afternoon otherwise we will wait until tomorrow.   All land based trails are open today except the second and third upper Karhu expert loops.   Snowshoe trails open.  Both junior tubing hills open.   Frozen Woods Lake is closed.  Ice skating pond closed.  

We are under a Blizzard Warning starting at 10AM today.  If we experience the predicted wind gusts we may close some or all trails for safety.  Road conditions could become difficult so plan travel accordingly. 

Operating schedule for remainder of the season:  Weather permitting, we plan to be open every day through Sunday March 22.  After that, we will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and open Wednesday through Sundays, with Sunday April 5th as the final day of the season.  

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

February 6, 2020

“Beautiful spring-like skiing!  Great grooming – Thanks Paul!”  Don S., Schenectady NY  2/24

“Perfect day!  Best conditions all year.  Can’t wait to be back again.”  Alan B., Brooklyn, NY  2/22

“Best, bester, bestest!  Please come up!”  Don S., Schenectady NY  2/17

“Fantastic conditions, not a trace of ice on the tracks!  Lapland Lake, you make my heart sing!”  Holly and Jim, Nelsonville, NY  2/17

“Perfecta, perfecto, perfectorum!”  Don S., Schenectady NY  2/16

“Fantastic trails, especially to the lake, plus very friendly staff.  We’ll come back!  Sarah G., Hartford CT  2/15

“Great snow!  Awesome trails!  Love it!”  Emma W., Greenfield, NY  2/15

“Wow! Best skiing of year. Skate or Classic.” Michael, Union, NJ 2/14

“East side, West side, all good outside, don’t stay inside!”  Don S., Schenectady  2/13

“Best skiing of the year – beautiful and perfectly groomed”  Michael, Union, NJ  2/13

“Trails in great shape after the big storm.  Excellent skiing today.  We love Tunturi, too.”  Carolyn & Jim, Schenectady, NY  2/11

“Beautiful skiing, especially Sisu and Vasa.”  Terri, Ohio  2/11

“Tunturi Tuesday – test your skills on the soft snow.”  Don S., Schenectady, 2/11

“Storer Road, gateway to Lapland Lake XC Ski Area, voted most scenic 3/4 mile winter drive”  Rick, Ohio  2/9

“Cold, but little wind – very comfortable once moving.  Great snow!”  Don S., Schenectady NY  2/9

“Beautiful conditions!  Perfect time spent with family!!”  Anita, Brooklyn, NY  2/7

“Fantastic -> Finntastic -> Fanntastic!”  Rick, “The” State of Ohio 2/6

“The usual suspects were here: Terri, Nolan, Don, Rick, Leon, Alec, Richard, Sherri, Bill . . . Join the Team!” Rick and Terri M., OH. .IO  2/5

“Wonderful Wednesday at Lapland. Where were you?” Don S., Schenectady, NY  2/5

“Nice! Not soft at all in the a.m. Great Grooming.” Bob B., Charlton, NY  2/4

“What a beautiful glide! You need to come out.” Thora, Town of Northhampton, NY  2/3

“Football season is over! Ski Season is not!” Rick M., New Albany, Ohio  2/3

“A marvelous Monday. Where were you?” Don S., Schenectady, NY  2/3

“Beautiful day!  Come up!”  Sue K., Duanesburg, NY  1/30

“Fast with fantastic grooming.  What a beautiful day.”  Rita P., Latham, NY  1/30

“Great snow & grooming. Just a beautiful day to be outside!”  Don S., Schenectady, NY  1/30

“Really good, controllable conditions.  Did Sisu, Napa Piiri, and Tuulen Tie.  All great.”  Jim D., Castleton, NY  1/27

“With good snow cover and an excellent glide, it was a great day to be at Lapland.  Also sun & blue sky.”  Thora B., Town of Northampton, NY  1/27

“Lots of snow – good grooming.  Stop watching TV – come up!”  Don S., Schenectady, NY  1/27

“Very unique trails – beautiful skiing, great base, amazing variety of trees in the woods.”  Frank and MarySue A., Arcade, NY  1/27

“The snow was excellent!  I loved it!  Best skiing of the season!”  Eliza W., age 10 1/2 Greenfield, NY  1/25

“The snow was great with the trail – you can go extra fast.”  Emma W., Greenfield, NY  1/25

“It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood – won’t you ski my neighbor?”  Don S., Schenectady, NY  1/22

“Back home – no snow like Florida – plenty of snow at Lapland!  Come up!”  Don S., Schenectady NY, 1/20

“Exceed your expectations – perfect XC skiing NOW!”  Carolyn and Jim, Schenectady, NY  1/19

“Lovely skiing today.  Very nice grooming and tracksetting.  2 inches works miracles”  Carl S., Albany NY  1/7

“Nice and smooth after big groomer.  Nice and fast!”  Matti, 1/7

“If you’re not here, you’re missing out!  Beautiful glide and nice fresh powder”  Thora B., Town of Northampton  1/7

“Beautiful scenery and wonderful trails… a proper winter wonderland ”  Abigail, Schenectady, NY  1/5

“Beautiful scenery, fast and fun trails.  Thanks!”  Alex, New York NY  1/5

“A great day of skiing for both skate and classic”  Rob D., Schenectady, NY  12/21

“Excellent skiing, nice coverage, come on up!”  Carolyn and Jim, Schenectady NY  12/18

“A true winter wonderland today w/great trails!  Thank you.”  Gry & Bob, Ithaca, NY  12/17

“Amazing conditions – skate and classic.  Beautiful day!”  Carolyn and Jim, Schenectady, NY  12/7

“Wonderful trails today!  Cookies and hot chocolate great, too!”  Lynne, Caroga Lake, NY  12/7

“Really good early season ski conditions” Doug P., Caroga Lake NY  12/7

“Great snow, really fluffy and fun!” Emma W., Middle Grove NY 12/5

“Snow was awesome! Loved it!”  Eliza W., Middle Grove, NY  12/5

“Excellent skiing, great coverage.  It’s great to be back!”  Carolyn and Jim, Schenectady,  NY  12/4/2019

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