Cross county skiing at the VIC.  Photo courtesy of Nancie Battaglia. Used by permission.

Trail Conditions at the Paul Smith's College VIC
VIC Snow-line: 518-327-6241
Last updated on: 13 December 2014

Snow Depth: 4-10"
Groomed Trail Base: 0-4"
New Snow in past 24 hours: Dusting
Classic ski is recommended on skate trails at this time.

Classic Trails
Status Packed Track Set Comments
BOBCAT Trail Open Trail Open
HERON MARSH Trail Open Trail Open
WOODS & WATERS Trail Open Trail Open Some rough sections
ESKER Trail Closed Needs more snow.
SILVI Trail Open Trail Open
JENKINS MOUNTAIN ROAD (from Logger's Loop to the beaver ponds) Trail Open Trail Open  
Skate Trails
Status Packed Leveled Track set on side Comments
EASY STREET Trail Open Trail Open Started leveling.
FOX RUN Trail Open Trail Open Trail packed but not leveled.
LOGGER'S LOOP Trail Open Trail Open Started leveling.
SKIDDER TRAIL Trail Open Trail Open Trail packed but not leveled.
Snowshoe Trails
Status Packed Comments
BARNUM BROOK Trail Open Trail Open
JENKINS MOUNTAIN Trail Open Packed all the way to the summit!.
LONG POND Trail Open
BOREAL LIFE Trail Open Trail Open
Trail Open/Groomed = Trail open
Trail Closed = Trail Closed


Trail Map
Printable Trail Map
Winter Ski and Snowshoe Trail Descriptions
Winter Trail Fees
2014-2015 Winter Season Pass Application

Winter Trail Fees 2014-2015 Printable Flyer (PDF)


Explore the VIC

The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

Explore the Trails

The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.