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Fahnestock Winter Park

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Report 2/22/2020

Hi all,

Unfortunately we have no snow on the ground and the trails are closed.

Winter has failed to show up this year and the forecast for the next week does not look promising. Lets hope for some late season March snow.


1570 Route 301
Carmel, NY 10512
Latitude 41.471962600700003
Longitude -73.821716902399999

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:

Twitter: Follow us on Twitter:

Ski Report: Go to

Telephone: XC Ski Center: (845) 225-3998

Web info: For more information about the park, go to

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.

Hours of Operation

  • Storms and temperature changes affect operating schedules. Call (845) 225-3998 for an update before traveling. Follow on Twitter @FWPupdates

  • 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

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

Please note, both the Empire Pass and Golden Park Pass are not accepted at this location. 

  • Information
  • Things to know:
    Sorry no half day trail passes or equipment rentals. For best gear selections on busy weekends, we recommend arriving early in the morning. A signed release and rental equipment agreement and security deposit (credit card, driver's license, passport or cash) is required. All equipment rentals must be used at FWP and returned daily by 4:15 pm or a late charge can be applied. Renters are responsible for equipment lost, stolen or damaged beyond normal wear and tear. For payment, we accept credit cards or cash. We do not accept personal checks.  

    Rental Equipment Form 

  • Trail Pass
  • Adult - $12.00
    Senior (62 and older) - $10.00
    Kids (17 and younger)- $10.00
  • Sledding Pass
  • Adult, Senior, Junior: $3.00
  • Touring Skis, Boots & Poles
  • Adult - $18.00
    Junior - $15.00
  • Snowshoes
  • Adult - $15.00
    Junior- $14.00
    Available Hourly- $7.00
  • Sledding Inner Tubes
  • Adult, Senior, Junior - Hourly $3
  • Baby "Pulk" Sled
  • Day - $20.00
    Hourly - $7.00

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Did You Know? Snowshoes are divided into three types: Aerobic, Recreation, and Mountaineering.

Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Food
  • Gift Shop * XC ski equipment, supplies and cold weather merchandise is available
  • Sledding
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing