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“Beautiful setting wonderful people”

Lapland Lake Cross Country Ski Center
Albany, New York, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful setting wonderful people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

Friendly people abund , beautiful trails, great instructors an affordable positive day awaits you here

Visited January 2013
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laplandlake, Manager at Lapland Lake Cross Country Ski Center, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Come back soon!
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Newark, Delaware
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3 reviews
“Cross Country Ski Haven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

Lapland Lake provides a clean and well maintained facility. There is a good network of trails with varying difficulty. All trails are groomed regularly with cut tracks on each edge of the trail for traditional skiing and with a wide flat area in the middle for ski-skating. The trail from the cabins to the lake is lighted. We arrived about 6pm and were out on the trail for a couple of hours. This was a great way to unwind after the trip. The day skiing was also enjoyable. Gently rolling terrain through the woods with scenic stream views. We stopped to rest on the swing beside the stream and take it all in. We saw many birds and squirrels. The ski shop had a wide array of clothing and equipment. There is also a rental shop on site if you don't have your own skiis or snow shoes. We enjoyed the lodge and sauna. The sauna has separate men's and women's hours in the late afternoon. The lodge had a fire going and we would have spent time there if the cabin was not so cozy. We were two couples in a 2-bedroom cabin. The cabin had a very nice kitchen and dining area. We saw no evidence of mice. All appliances were in great condition and worked well. The beds were fresh made and comfortable. The wood stove was clean and set with a fire just waiting for our match. The wood box was well stocked with hardwoods that provided a warm cabin throughout our stay. There were no drafts inside the cabin. On the second day, a staff member checked with us to see if we needed any more wood. The cabin and in fact the whole resort was very clean and tidy. We had packed all our meals and so did not visit the dining room. The cabin had no cell-phone, wi-fi or TV but wi-fi was available in the lodge. The resort is in a micro-climate of its own. Don't trust the forecast from Northville. Use the resort's website or call for current information. We were skiing Sunday night and Monday. Most cabins had some occupants, but the resort was not full. We saw only a few other people on the trails and never experienced a traffic jam. The other guests we met were pleasant and courteous. Lapland Lake is quiet and the only noise we heard outside the cabin was a little wind and the grooming equipment which went out at a reasonable time. The snow was getting a little thin during our stay due to unseasonably warm temperatures (30-40F). We plan to go back in Feb or March when the conditions are better.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Mark H
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laplandlake, Manager at Lapland Lake Cross Country Ski Center, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
We can't wait to have you back for a return visit! Your review is so detailed - it will really help others in making a decision about where to vacation. Thank you for taking the time. We are so pleased your stay was positive, and we look forward to the next one!
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Ballston Spa, New York, United States
1 review
“Great place to relax and ski”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

Have used my season pass several times this year. Conditions are excellent, trails well groomed and just so much fun! A beautiful place to go to get away from the daily grind and forget about everything at home and work. Trails are peaceful and quiet, the lodge cozy and you meet such nice people. Ann and Olavi are always very warm and welcoming. Also, where else can you go to see reindeer up close and personal?!

Visited January 2013
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Thank Beverly B
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laplandlake, Manager at Lapland Lake Cross Country Ski Center, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Oh, and our reindeer, Viima, loves seeing you up close and personal, too! We appreciate everything you have posted here and look forward to seeing you many more times this season and for seasons to come!
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Upstate, NY
2 reviews
“You can go forever”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

Even though the overall acreage isn't that extensive, the way the trails are laid out you can ski for over an hour and rarely see another skier or group, depending on the trail. The more difficult trails are very doable for those with a bit of experience.
The lodge and snack bar are always filled with smiling faces, and everyone is so friendly.
Go!

Visited January 2013
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Gloversville, New York
Level Contributor
3 reviews
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“Just love it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

I just love my time spent at Lapland. There are trails for all abilties and great activities, such as tubing, when you aren't skiing. Grooming is fantastic, the staff is wonderful, and the food in the grille is delicious. I have stayed in the Tupas during the summer and they are very well appointed, comfy and cozy! From far and near, Lapland is well worth the trip!

Visited January 2013
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Thank Jennifer S
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