The New Hope Nordics

This page is made with the help of a lot of friends and contributors! I don't get to re-check the information at the start of every season, so please help me out with your changes, so I can maintain this list as an ongoing resource.

Links Checked: 11.11.14
Please let me know if you have any additions or corrections.

Cross Country Ski Links
Skiing in Pennsylvania

Ski Areas
Trapp Family Lodge
Lapland Lake, NY
Garnet Hill, New York
Crystal Lake Ski Center
         Hughesville, Pennsylvania
         570-584-2698, 570-584-4209 (recorded conditions)
         40K Groomed, Rentals, instruction, cafeteria
Cascade XC Center, Lake Placid, NY
High Point XC Center, Sussex, NJ
Salmon Hills, NY
         11.04.14 They no longer list XC on their website. Call first! Caveat Emptor!
Jackson Ski Touring Foundation
          A great trail system in New Hampshire
Osceola, NY, Tug Hill XC Ski Center
Sleepy Hollow, Huntington, Vermont
Methcon Valley, Washington
          200K groomed trail system. It rarely gets better than this.

XC Links
Pennsylvania Cross Country Skiers Association
Delaware Valley Cross Country Skiing
Resources and information for cross-country skiing in Pennsylvania.
Cross Country Ski Areas Association
Cross Country Ski World Tons of great XC info here, worth checking out!
iSki Home
SWIX Information about waxing
TOKO Information about waxing

Other Links
Liberty Bell Wanderers


X-C Skiing in PA State Parks

We've complied a list of X-C areas in Eastern Pennsylvania. It's subject to change, and probably very out of date, so call before you go. The information is in the following format:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone
  • miles/trails/marked/groomed/hours

Keep in mind that these areas won't have the trail layout or grooming machines that we've come to expect on most New Hope trips. They may have snowmobile tracking or snow-covered forest trails. In other words: what XC used to be before the skating revolution. It would be a good idea to bring something other than your new $350 skating skis. (That's why your first pair of skis eventually become your "rock" skis.) The economics of ski areas are such that the nearest (to the Philadelphia area) "real" grooming machine is in New York State. But, if the snow is right, you can find good local skiing.

Alpine Mountain
Route 447, Analomink, PA 18320
4 mi./yes/natural/9-4:30 PM

Big Boulder Ski Area
PO Box 702, Blakeslee, PA 18610
3 km/yes/tracked/9-dark

Fernwood Resort
Route 209, Bushkill, PA 18324
golf course/yes/yes/9-4:30 PM

Jack Frost Mountain
PO Box 703, Blakeslee, PA 18610
15 km/yes/yes/8:30-4 PM

Mt. Airy Lodge
Mt. Pocono, PA 18344
5 km/yes/yes/10-5 PM

Mount Tone
Off Route 247, Lake Como, PA 18437
7 mi./yes/yes/9-5 PM

Pocono Manor Nordic Tour. Ctr.
Pocono Manor, PA 18349
40 mi./20 mi./20 mi./9-5 PM

Shawnee Mountain
Exit 52 off I-80, Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA 18356
3 km/yes/yes/8-dark

Split Rock Resort
Lake Harmony, PA 18624
7 mi./yes/yes/8-4:30 PM

Tanglewood Ski Area
Lake Wallenpaupack, Tafton, PA 18464
15 km/yes/yes/Call for Hours

Birchwood In The Poconos
3400 Birchwood Dr., East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
3 mi./na/na/na

Black Walnut B&B
RD #2, Box 9285, Firetower Rd., Milford, PA 18337
160 acres/some/no/call

Brookview Manor B&B
RD #1, Box 365, Canadensis, PA 18325
400 acres/some/no/call

Camp Speers/El Jabar YMCA
RR #1, Box 89, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
15 km./yes/yes/9-dark

Cherry Ridge Farm X-C Tour. Ctr.
RD #1, Box 489, Gallagher Rd., Tobyhanna, PA 18466
2-3 mi./yes/yes/9-dark

Double "W" Guest Ranch
RD #2, Box 1540, Honesdale, PA 18431
171 acres/yes/1 mi./9-3 PM

Holiday Glen B&B
Bush Rd., PO Box 96, Swiftwater, PA 18370
17 acres/no/no/8-dark

Inn at Starlight Lake
Box 27, Starlight, PA 18461
5 miles?

Mauch Chunk Lake Park
529 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
18 mi./yes/no/8-4 PM

Nockamixon State Park
1542 Mountain View Drive, Quakertown, PA 18951-5732
(215) 529-7300
Trail Length: 7.5 Miles
Cross-country skiers utilize the bicycle trail and the roads in the day-use area which are closed to vehicular traffic during the winter. Hiking trails (2.5 miles) in the nature education area (steeper terrain) are also available.

Overlook Inn
Dutch Hill Road, Canadensis, Pa 18325
2 trails/yes/no/na

Star Route Box 94, Tafton, PA 18464
200 acres/some/no/8-dark

The Sterling Inn
Route 191, South Sterling, PA 18460
105 acres/yes/tracked/call

Sylvania Tree Farm
Box 18, Village of Masthope, Lackawaxen, PA 18435
1,500 acre estate/yes/no/10-5 PM

Tamiment Resort Hotel
Tamiment, PA 18371
5 mi./some/some/weekends

Skytop Lodge
Skytop, PA 18357
5,500 acres/some/na