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“Great place to ski!”

Lapland Lake Cross Country Ski Center
Albany, New York
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great place to ski!”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Fantastic place - great grooming, very accommodating, very nice people. Lots of varied terrain! Reasonable distance from Albany.

Visited March 2013
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Albany, New York
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A cross country ski tradition”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Lapland Lake Cross Country Ski Center is the kind of place that becomes an annual tradition. You can't go to this hidden gem just once. I have returned to Lapland every year for 12 years and it never gets old. The ski trails are beautifully manicured and meander through beautiful woods, past gurgling brooks, and quiet streams. There is plenty of snowshoeing too.

Olavi (a past Finnish Olympian) grooms trails like no one else can. His wife Ann runs the office and will happily book you a tupa (cottage) rental for the weekend or help you with anything you might need. There is always a cozy fire in the lodge and home cooked meals.

If you like to ski - Lapland has to become part of your tradition too.

Visited January 2013
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Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great Conditions, Peaceful Skiing, Friendly People”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

This was our first visit, and we picked a perfect day. The storm a few days ago brought more than a foot of new snow, and this day was mostly sunny with a very light breeze. The woods were absolutely beautiful and quiet. Yet there were only a few other skiers there. No doubt all of this influenced my rating! Not every day can be like this.

We stayed on the easiest trails, which were in great condition. One loop trail passes through evergreen woods. We found the tracks of what probably was a mink or otter, including a place where it slide down a snow-covered slope. Another trail leads to a lake where we could ski on the surface as far as desired. The trail back from the lake passed some pretty little streams, too.

Everyone we talked to at the center was very very friendly. There is a nice warming room with a fireplace. Next winter we hope to stay overnight in one of the their tupas.

Visited March 2013
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White Plains, New York
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lapland Lake”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

This was our second time at Lapland Lake Ski Center. It was wonderful! Everyone is great! The trails are very well groomed and perfect for beginners to experts. There is definitely something for everyone! The scenery along the trails was lovely! We had a ski lesson with a very skilled instructor who was skilled and very patient. We'd HIGHLY recommend Lapland Lake Cross County Ski Center as a destination!!!!!

Visited March 2013
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Cummington, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“No snow??? there is at Lapland Lake”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

We drove up on March 15 before this last snow. On the drive up no snow 95% of the way. We were really worried but as we got very close to Lapland, suddenly there was some snow, more and more until we arrived. Olavi does a great job of grooming. I expect that you could ski well into April with the excellent grooming.

Visited March 2013
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