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Mount Van Hoevenberg is the starting point for 31 miles of beautiful...

Mount Van Hoevenberg is the starting point for 31 miles of beautiful cross-country trails that have seen both Olympic and World Cup competition.

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Always a Great Ski

Any time we get the opportunity we head up to Mt. Van Hoeveberg to cross country ski. It's a great complex, filled with trails for beginners to expert. Very well groomed trails... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2017
New York
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New York
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Any time we get the opportunity we head up to Mt. Van Hoeveberg to cross country ski. It's a great complex, filled with trails for beginners to expert. Very well groomed trails and good sized lodge with a well stocked shop.

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Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Last day of a ski vacation with unusually warm February vacation and wanted to do some cross country skiing before heading back home. Show up at mvh early morning and preceded to complete paperwork do rentals and ticket purchase. Other than a mention of discounted lift tickets, only the gentleman at the rental booth mentioned he had heard it was... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2017

ideal day trip to cross country ski on the myriad of trails traversing the beautiful forest. well maintained, olympic quality (because it WAS the trails used), very nice and reasonable ski rentals (76 for 2 people to rent skis, ski pass for the day), and the bar after had nice home cooked food. Perfect way to get acquainted with cross... More 

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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Well groomed nice trails all levels nice lounge real fireplace snack shop is reasonable staff friendly - I went on $10 Tuesday I had my own skis. I recommend it.

Thank Mike17534
New York City, New York
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

My second son took my fourth son mtn biking while the dog and I walked around. I have biked here with the family before. The staff was very friendly. Bikes are supplied through High Peaks Cyclery. They bikes are kept well. Plenty of trails. They have picnic tables, too, so I suppose you can pack lunch.

Thank LBskis
Beaconsfield, Canada
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87 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2016

This mountain is a good warm up level before tackling the higher ones. It is close to Lake Placid. It has a nice view. Only slighlty less than 3000 feet.

Thank Pierre C
Rochester, New York
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Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Have come up here cross country skiing for years. Tough winter but were lucky to have snow this year and they did a good job building the base. For the second year in a row very disappointed in the grooming in that for a busy weekend- they either didn't groom( last year) and only did 1/2 the trails this year.... More 

Thank amcsmythe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2015

I took the shorter trail to the summit b/c I had been watching the bobsledders training sessions. Paid $4 for access to the bobsled track and trail. This is the easier way to the summit. Not very steep for most of trail until you reached end of the maintained part. Rather muddy the day I hiked. Still not as strenuous... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2015

The forest we went through was beautiful but if you expect views you will not find them here. You only reach a little terrace at the end of the path, and you can look back at where you came from. In the distance some of the 46ers can be seen

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Wheatfield, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

We did this hike based on TripAdvisor recommendations and we were rewarded. This trail was about 4.4 miles round trip and we did it while it was snowing. The trail was well marked and we had no problems despite the very wet and muddy trail. If you dress for the conditions you will have no issues. The trail starts with... More 

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