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New York Snowshoeing & Cross Country Skiing

Within the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County 705,500 acres of wilderness, lies a tucked away landscape straight out of Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle. Escape into a fairytale in the winter and rediscover the joy of playing in the snow. Experience the region's stunning cross-country ski and snowshoe trails softly carpeted in downy winter snow, to the awe-inspiring summit views across the Catskill peaks.

Several cross XC Ski centers in Greene County offer snowshoe rentals and trail maps. Trek along scenic mountain paths and discover beautiful ice formations, majestic vistas and historic locations for a truly unique perspective of the mountaintops in winter.

Explore by day and return to a cozy après ski fire at one of our charming resorts for a mug of hot cocoa. Whether you've been snowshoeing and cross country skiing for years or are just starting out – the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County invites you to Awaken to Adventure. 

The view while XC skiing in the Catskills

Enjoy cross-country skiing & snowshoeing areas

  • Bearpen Mountain Sports in Prattsville NY is a quick 15-minute ride from Windham Mountain Resort offering cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fat tire biking and snow tubing. Rentals for all offered activities available. 
  • Windham Mountain Country Club's Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Center offers rentals for adults and children, as well as trail maps. Enjoy snowshoeing the club's scenic grounds and end your trek at the Windham Country Club for hot cocoa and soup.
  • North-South Lake State Park in Haines Falls NY offers trail access from the South Lake Dam. Enjoy a peaceful trek through the park or snowshoe to the former site of the Catskill Mountain House for incredible vistas.

List of NY Cross-Country Ski Trails and Centers

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Windham path sign in the fall
Bearpen Mountain Sports
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Off-Mountain Winter Activities

Snowshoeing, winter hiking, and sipping craft brews by a warm fire. Get off the slopes and enjoy winter in the Great Northern Catskills!