Summer months in the Adirondacks are often filled with daydreams of adventures and activities in cold temperatures and snow. Athletes, recreational skiers and outdoor enthusiasts all anticipate first tracks at Olympic cross country ski center, Mt. Van Hoevenberg. The dedicated pass holders are a passionate bunch, and first time visitors quickly become fans as the must visit destination boasts 50 km of superbly groomed terrain, a ski-to destination offering warm drinks in front of a toasty fire, a Nordic terrain park and a cozy lodge with a cafe featuring an organic, locally sourced menu—all making for an unmatched experience.
In the coming season, the snow will be abundant at Mt. Van Hoevenberg, coating the ground quickly and for more months with the recent arrival of the SNOWFACTORY. As the only location in North America to have the machine, snowmaking operations are possible in temperatures as high as 60 degrees. Housed in an insulated shipping container, thin ice flakes are created and then delivered to a conveyor belt which sprays snow from the system. The Snowfactory is designed to complement traditional snowmaking methods, however production uses significantly less water than conventional techniques while yielding optimal conditions in minimal time.
This winter, the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country Ski Center invites you to travel new tracks and trails, experience delicious food and hot beverages, surround yourself with fresh air and most importantly, enjoy a longer ski season with more snow!