Fahnestock Winter Park is now closed due to warm temperatures and lack of snow. We will re-open if there is significant snowfall. Please check back here for updates. Thank you for your patronage.
NEWS, 2/11/17 Video: Cross-country skiing in heart of the Hudson Valley
Situated in the heart of the Hudson Valley, the park is nestled in the 16,000 acre Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park. FWP offers 18 km of machine groomed, tracked and mapped trails for beginning and expierenced skiers and snowshoers. Families find the park particularly enjoyable because it offers easy terrain to ski on near the lodge. The sledding hill and hot chocolate to sip in front of the outdoor fireplace are nice compliments to day-long trips.
The Park features a warming lodge with ski rentals, food, beverages, and restrooms. Rentals are available on a first come, first served basis. The Winter Park is located at an elevation of 1,100 feet which helps capture addition snow during storms. Along with a forested northwest trail system, this helps maintain a good snow base. A variety of lodging options are close by. For groups of 35 or more, modern winterized cabins are available in the park at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center.
For ski conditions:
Email: To receive direct email updates join our FWP–condition group. To join provide email and password at: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/fwp-conditions
Twitter: Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/FWPupdates
Ski Report: Go to http://www.snocountry.com/cross-country-ski-reports/ny
Telephone: XC Ski Center: (845) 225-3998
Web info: For more information about the park, go to http://www.roberts-1.com/fwp/
Hiking, Walking & Fat Bikes: Due to trail use considerations and variable temperature ranges that soften and freeze the snow base throughout the season. Fat biking, hiking and walking are not allowed on FWP's groomed ski or snowshoe trails.
Watch the Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park and Hudson Highlands State Parks video, produced for Friends of Fahnestock and Hudson Highlands by Anthony Sherin and narrated by Jane Alexander.
Sorry, no dogs on groomed ski and snowshoe trails.
Winter snow season: 12/5 – 3/17, weather permitting.
Weekdays: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Weekends: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
*Gate closed at 5:00 p.m.
Park is closed December 25th
Storms and temperature changes affect operating schedules. Call (845) 225-3998 for an update before traveling. Follow on Twitter @FWPupdates
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