Open Sunday!!

December 10, 2016

We continue to roll and pack, doing our snow farming with the deep groves of the rollers to catch the snow… working on North and South Field, Swamp Fox, Main Trail, and Practice Field. Something in the area of two feet on the ground…with possibly 6 inches today. It is still deer season and it

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It’s going to happen!

December 8, 2016

National Weather Service Buffalo calling for two feet of snow on the Chautauqua Ridge (At Wilderness Lodge)  this weekend. Will have some trail open Sunday!!

Warm Fall equals Warm Lake

November 7, 2016

We have an opportunity to go out on the weather forecasting limb.  Typically, lake effect snows are dependent on having open water on the Great Lakes, especially Erie. The fetch which climbs our hill and leaves tons on snow actually starts over the upper lakes. Winds crossing Lake Erie are the icing on the cake.

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November 6, 2016

Fall update 

October 1, 2016

We just ordered the largest roller and a new gooseneck hitch for the big 108 groomer all made by Yellowstone Track Systems. We hope to be able to cover more area quicker and increase the quality at the same time. We bought another bunch of new combi boots for the rental department and have some

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April 3rd.

April 3, 2016

March came. The snow left. The equipment has all been put away.  And we are looking at a winter snowstorm with snow predicted next weekend as well… The lodge has 4 inches with 6 inches in drifts. The ground is wet underneath. We will not be out grooming.  If, by chance, we got a bunch

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Spring Fling

March 4, 2016

If this is the end of winter, we are going out with a bang…it’s a party. We did get that one inch or so courtesy of Mother Nature and our friends from Buffalo. There will be some sliding around in the mode of true “SPRING” sking. Rock skies only.  Hot Dogs at the lodge patio

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Report from Buffalo National Weather Service.

March 3, 2016

“This will bring the likelihood of snow to western and southern New York and up to two inches of snow is possible, the higher amounts along the ny/pa state line. ” I cannot remember them being this specific about the area of the Lodge. As of now, the trails are brutal. Ice with an inch+

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