Trails and Current Conditions

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

Current Date: March 26, 2021 Closed for season

Daytime High:

New Snow:
Total Km Open closed
Average Depth:  Km XC Groomed: closed
Surface:
Km Trackset: closed
Snowfall This Season:
75″ Km Skate Lanes: closed
Total Days Open:
94 Km Snowshoe: closed

 

March 26:  Thanks for a great season!  Opening day 12/18, closing day 3/25, 75″ total snowfall, 94 skiing days.

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 2020-21
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″
79″
75″
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
12/18
Mid-Apr.
Early Apr.
Records lost
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
3/15
3/25
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
110
94

February 6, 2020

“Kathy, Paul, and the entire staff -Thanks for a GREAT season in spite of all the Covid restrictions. You all did an excellent  job adjusting to the situation!” Don S.  Schenectady, NY  3/25

“27F to 33F great grooming, I skied everything and all had good cover with good skiing for both skate and classic.”  Ric, Guilderland NY  3/19

“The trails that were open were very well groomed and made for excellent skiing. Still plenty of snow!”  Don S., Schenectady  3/16

I recommend Vasa, Era Polku and 2 way Lake Trail. It was good winter skiing with good cover. I was enjoying the east side and never got to the west side.” Ric, Guilderland, NY  3/16

“46F, soft snow, still good cover, nice skiing. With colder weekend temperature and Lapland grooming, it should be good skiing.” Ric, Guilderland, NY 3/12

“Good winter cover with spring temps today. Great skiing.” Ric, Guilderland, NY 3/10

“Don’t put away your skis just yet. There is plenty of snow up at Lapland Lake and we should have good skiing after the weather turns colder.”  Don S. Schenectady 3/9

“Paul did a stellar job grooming the trails into excellent shape today for a full day of skiing in the late winter sun!” Margie L., Glenville, NY  2/26

“Fantastic conditions and marvelous hills.” Rita P., Latham, NY  2/26

“These are the days that separate Lapland from other areas. Great grooming with deep track and great control on hills.” Michael, Union, NY  2/26

“East side, West side, it’s all good Outside. No need to stay Inside. Come up to Lapland Lake and enjoy the great snow conditions!” Don S. Schenectady, NY  2/24

“It was wonderful Saturday with 8″ of new snow. It is now superb. Come ski.” Ric, Guilderland, NY  2/23/21

“Idyllic winter experience with well groomed trails, great instructors, and friendly staff. Wish I could come every weekend. Looking forward to my next visit!” Hillary W., New York, NY 2/16

“It has been a stressful year. Ease the stress by playing in the snow at Lapland Lake. No trials only trails.” Don S.Schenectady, NY 2/10

“Do you have groomed skiing trails where you live? Well, Lapland Lake does! The Super Bowl is over. Time to get into the car and come up!” Don S. Schenectady, NY  2/8

“That unexpected Friday morning full-on snow squall should make what were already going to be amazing weekend conditions even better. Best trails in the ADK.” Dave K. 2/5

“Bright blue skies , silky snow, and great trails. No reason to stay indoors. Come  up to Lapland Lake and enjoy the outdoors!” Don S. Schenectady, NY  2/4

“Ski Instructor Trail Report and Homework – Get out and ski, It doesn’t get much better than this!” M.D. Northville, NY  2/4

“Social distancing is easy and fun at Lapland Lake. Come on up and enjoy the snow.” Don S., Schenectady ,NY 2/1

“Excellent conditions, well groomed and fast!  And the staff is so friendly.  Gotta love Lapland Lake”  D. S., W Caldwell NJ  1/31

“Beautiful trails!  Winter is short.  Come up now!”  Don S., Schenectady NY  1/29

“Great skiing, COVID protocols make for a safe & fun ski day”  Michael, Union NJ  1/21/21

“Instructor Trail Report!  Get out and Glide! West side trails have deep tracks and nice skate lanes. Get out and ski!” Mary D. 1/20/21

“Wonderfully abundant snow, the usual exceptional grooming, and great skiing on all trails and the lake. The silence and beauty are deafening.” Jay C., Mamaroneck, NY, 1/20/21

“Fabulous conditions. Celebrate 2021 on the trails at Lapland.” Don S. Schenectady, NY,  1/20/21

“Find your joy at Lapland Lake X-C skiing.” Carolyn and Jim, Schenectady, NY, 1/19/21

“Best Conditions of the year! Great snow and grooming – Thanks, Paul! Come up!” Don S., Schenectady, NY,  1/19/21

“The Lake Trail was one of the most beautiful landscapes I have ever seen”  Renata V., Niskayuna NY  1/9/2021

“Easy to distance outdoors & enjoy the snow!”  Don S., Schenectady, 12/21

“Skiing in a winter wonderland!” Brig & Violet, Altamont NY, 12/20

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