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Cross Country Skiing on the Art Roscoe Trails at Allegany State Park

Go Cross Country Skiing for a great cardio workout! We are home to Western New York's largest cross country ski trails, the Art Roscoe Ski Trails. We have trails for all levels of skiiers, beginners or advanced.  If you're new to XC skiing, learn and practice in the woods on groomed trails of the Art Roscoe Trail System at Allegany State Park (rent a cabin right there!).  If you're an experienced cross country skiier, try the back country trails at Holiday Valley Resort. 

Try out some of our best available places to cross country ski, or make your own path through our beautiful landscapes and rolling hills. Popular opinion is that the Art Roscoe Trails at Allegany State Park are the best!

Art Roscoe Trail sign with map and trail post

Art Roscoe Cross Country Ski Trails at Allegany State Park

Allegany State Park offers some of the top cross country skiing accommodations around.  One of the most well known trails within the park is the Art Roscoe Cross Country Ski and Mountain Biking Area. Offering over 18 miles of groomed trails for both cross country skiing and skating, the trails, themselves, range from beginner all the way to advanced. So, regardless of your experience, there's a trail for you!

These trails are named after Arthur J. Roscoe who mapped out early logging trails for this sport. The wide scope of trails invites beginners and advanced XC skiers alike.  Don't have your own cross country skis? You can rent them at the Summit Warming Hut right across the street on Saturdays and Sundays!  The Warming Hut is open every day, but rentals are available here on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 5pm.  From Mondays to Fridays, you can rent down at the Red House Gift Shop from 9:30am to 4pm.  Call 716-354-9163 for more details.

Along with the 18 miles of groomed trails, there's also over 25 miles of backcountry trails.  Come check it out for yourself!

Cross Country Skiing Rentals at Allegany State Park

Daily Rates for Adults & Children (Driver's License is required for deposit)

  • $20 Skis, boots & poles.  Prices are lowered if the complete set is not needed.

XC ski the back country of Holiday Valley

Cross Country Skiing at Holiday Valley

For even more miles of adventure, visit the cross country skiing trails at Holiday Valley and NYS Public Lands. Here, you can either go high by cruising ridgelines at the top of Holiday Valley or go low by circling the areas around the golf course for some spectacular views.

If that's not enough, Holiday Valley Resort offers miles of trails through the mountains and the backcountry of the resort along the tracks made by snowmobiles.

For complete information on pricing and cross country skiing options, check out Holiday Valley's Cross Country Skiing page. 

XC Ski Rentals at Holiday Valley Resort

Cross country ski rentals at Holiday Valley Resort are available. Visit HV's Rental Equipment page for pricing.

Cross Country Skiing at The Woods at Bear Creek

The Woods at Bear Creek has over 10 miles of trails to XC Ski over! Learn more about their rates and even XC Ski Packages!  Rentals are not available.

Upcoming Cross Country Ski Race

22K Start Group at the 2013 Art Roscoe Loppet

Art Roscoe Loppet is a Classic XC Ski Race (6K, 12K, 22K) at Allegany State Park every February.

Art Roscoe Trail News

Check out the latest news on the cross-country trails at

Cross Country Skiing Questions

Do you have questions about Cross Country Skiing? Contact us with 'em and we'll do our best to help you plan your trip.

The Enchanted Mountains offer some of the best cross country skiing options in the entire region. With seemingly endless trails and some entertaining stops and scenic views along the way, Cattaraugus County is a haven for all your winter activity desires.

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