Report from Buffalo National Weather Service

February 11, 2016

Note: Wilderness Lodge is in the southwest  portion of Chautauqua County on the Chautauqua Ridge. Below is their most current prediction. with storm total maxes of near two feet centered over northeast wayne county and southwest chautauqua county on the chautauqua ridge. 


February 10, 2016

 Picture worth a thousand words. We had 6″ early this morning and it is still snowing . 

Read yesterday’s post.

February 7, 2016

It’s still true. Some places are bad, lots are not. We had a bunch of smiling skiers today…it’s the endorphins kickin in…

Just Open..

February 5, 2016

The woods trails are 80% snow covered with decent base. The other 20% are wet and/or covered by two inches of fresh snow… Update 1:00pm after taking to the groomer and getting a report from people who skied today… The good news is they skied today-skaters alley is groomed and is skate ready- and the

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Snow in the woods…

February 4, 2016

The fields got whacked. We have a strip of ice along the pines leading to the woods. That being said, the woods are still white with snow on both sides! Plus, It is currently snowing! We will update as things change but plan on being open.  We will not be able to make the trails

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When the forecast is 1 to 3 inches at Wilderness Lodge

January 30, 2016

This is not a complaint, getting snow is a good thing when you’re in the cross country ski business. We are aware of places in the East that have not opened yet. The Lodge just happens to be in the right place. Sometime, we will share that story, but today we got pounded…10 to 12

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Ski Conditions are Excellant- update Thursday 9:30 p.m.-Snowing!

January 28, 2016

With a couple on inches of fresh snow predicted by Friday, we are working the trails going into the weekend. West Field will be open in preparation for the race on February 7th.  The weekend and into early next week is calling for a warm up. We believe  that we have sufficient base packed hard

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Wildcats Growl

January 27, 2016

Kudos to Jim Samuels of Erie for his win this week at the Quad Ski Race setting a record of 24:44 over the five mile course.  And more kudos to Jim and to all the coaches in the Wilderness Wildcats youth program. Three of the first five finishers were our youth skiers. Michael Maring, age

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