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Lapland Lake Cross-Country Ski Center

Experience unparalleled woodland skiing on the ultimate trail system.
139 Lapland Lake Road Northville, NY 12134 |
three people cross-country skiing with a young girl dressed in blue in the lead Cross-country skiers of all ages and abilities can enjoy Lapland Lake.
a person cross-country skiing surrounded by woods Lapland Lake is nestled among magnificent Adirondack forestland.
outdoor center You can find rentals and everything you need whether you're here for the day or staying the night.
a family of four on skis Bring the whole family for your next ski trip!
one person cross-country skiing who looks like a professional The trail system at Lapland Lake was designed by former US Olympic skier Olavi Hirvonen.
two people cross-country skiing Lapland Lake welcomes beginners, experts, and everyone in between.
two slightly elderly people cross-country snowshoeing and smiling Snowshoeing trails are also available.
a couple standing by a snowshoeing trail sign There are 50 kilometers of cross-country skiing trails and 12 kilometers of snowshoeing trails.
a snow grooming machine Properly groomed trails are a top priority at Lapland Lake.
a groomed ski trail Trails are regularly groomed with high attention to detail.
a kid pushing a snow tube, other kids are around Other winter activities abound with snow tubing and skiing.
a sign in the snow of Lapland Lake Lodging is also available!
winter lake scene Come experience the Adirondacks in the winter!


Lapland Lake in the southern Adirondacks has been offering a unique winter experience to individuals, couples, and families for over 35 years with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, lessons, equipment sales and rentals, and more.

A Cross-Country Skiing Trail System Like No Other

The trail system at Lapland Lake was designed by former US Olympic skier Olavi Hirvonen and is nestled amongst thousands of acres of pristine state forestland in the Adirondacks. The majority of the trails are one-way, which is uncommon in the cross-country skiing industry, and provides an incredibly peaceful woodland experience for guests.

An impressive 38 out of 50 of the kilometers of trails are trackset with skating lanes. Lake Trail is illuminated nightly exclusively for the use of overnight guests. 

Impeccably Groomed Trails & Top Notch Equipment

Grooming is a huge priority at Lapland Lake. Significant investments are made to ensure the grooming equipment is state-of-the-art and results in superbly groomed trails. Trails are groomed regularly with the utmost attention to detail to ensure the best possible cross-country skiing experience for everyone.

Backcountry Snowshoeing

The 12 kilometers of snowshoeing trails are ungroomed, marked, and mapped, to provide a different kind of wilderness experience. The snowshoeing terrain ranges from flat to rolling hills to steep grades as you make your way through thick forests.

Lapland Lake is also just minutes from the 133-mile, state-owned Northville-Lake Placid Trail which is excellent for both snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Beginners are Welcome

Lapland Lake welcomes first-timers, experts, and everyone in between. Their PSIA-certified (Professional Ski Instructors of America) Ski School consists of 15 job-sharing Ski School instructors who offer the best instruction through private lessons, semi-private lessons, and group lessons to junior and adult skiers of all abilities. 

The Ski School instructors have 115 years of combined teaching experience among them, an average of more than seven years per person - and all of this experience is right at Lapland Lake. These individuals are not only excellent skiers but dedicated and patient teachers and communicators.

Even More Winter & Year-Round Fun

In addition to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, Lapland Lake also offers kids clubs, pulk sleds, kick-sledding, ice skating, snow tubing, and more. 

However, Lapland Lake is actually a full year-round destination for recreational activities, with hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and much more going on for lodging guests during the warmer months. 

Visit their website and start planning your trip to Lapland Lake today!

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