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Fahnestock Winter Park

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Trail Report Monday March 1st 640pm .

We will be closed tomorrow Tuesday March 2nd but will reopen Wed March 3rd at 9am

Temps are dropping into the low teens tonight and winds will be gusting to up to 35mph.

This means the wet snow on the trails will be frozen solid by the morning.

We are also anticipating some tree damage and a lot of debris on the trails.

It will take most of tomorrow to clean up the trails and groom them back into good skiing condition.

Conditions report will be updated Tuesday evening


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

Situated in the heart of the Hudson Valley, the ski area is nestled in the 16,000 acre Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park. Fahnestock Winter Park offers 18 km of machine groomed, tracked and mapped trails for beginning and experienced 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 Concession stand with food, beverages, and restrooms. 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. Unfortunately this year due to issues relating to operating in a Covid environment we will be unable to rent ski snowshoe and sledding equipment.

For ski conditions:

Website: Check Conditions Report Box at top of this page updated daily when open

Twitter: Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/FWPupdates.

Ski Report: Go to http://www.snocountry.com/cross-country-ski-reports/ny

Google Groups: Join the Mid Hudson Valley Cross Country Skiers group at google groups

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

Hiking, Walking, Trail Running and Dogs: Are not allowed on the ski trails due to the damage that can be caused to the snow on the trails. Hikers must wear snowshoes when at Fahnestock Winter Park

Fat Tire Bikes or Bikes of any kind: not allowed due to the damage they do to the ski trails

ATV, UTV, Dirtbikes, Snowmobiles or Motorized Vehicles of any kind not allowed on the ski trails or anywhere in Fahnestock State Park

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

  • Fahnestock Winter Park Operating schedule is always weather dependent. Please check conditions daily before travelling under ski conditions reports.

    Open 7 days a week 9am to 430pm

    *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. 

  • Trail Pass
  • Adult - $12.00
    Senior (62 and older) - $10.00
    Kids (17 and younger)- $10.00
  • Sledding Pass
  • Adult, Senior, Junior: $3.00

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Food * CafĂ© with hot food snacks and drinks.
  • Gift Shop * XC ski equipment, supplies and cold weather merchandise is available
  • Sledding
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing