Dewey Mountain Recreation Center

Cross-Country Skiing

The lowdown

  • All lower ski trails are groomed
  • Most lower trails are lit for night use
  • Snowshoes must be worn at all times
  • Dogs are permitted on snowshoe trails
  • A warming lodge with cocoa, coffee, and restrooms is open during winter 
  • Bring a lunch and a book and spend the day!


Dewey Mountain Recreation Center is so accessible, it's practically downtown! Leaving Main Street, turn right on Route 3, toward Tupper Lake. The ski center is on the left, after about a mile. There is ample parking in the large lot. 

The trails

Dewey Mountain's well-marked trails offer a healthy mix of terrain for any level of cross-country skier or snowshoer. If you're just getting your ski legs, stick to the easy, green circle trails along the lower part of the mountain. Once you've mastered the basics — things like turning and stopping — there are more difficult blue square and black diamond trails to explore. Coast along the mid-mountain paths, or test your skills by taking the ungroomed trail to the summit then zigzagging back down. All of the trails are one way, so you'll never have to worry about oncoming traffic, and there are separate paths for snowshoers to follow.

No gear? No problem! Rent ski equipment or snowshoes at the lodge. Rental rates are listed below.


Day Pass

$5 per person
Children under 5 ski for free

Season Pass

Student: $25
Individual: $55
Family: $75


Rentals are available at Dewey Mountain by the day and half-day, and are available for on-premises or off-premises use.  Reservations for rentals can be made with a deposit by calling (518) 891-2697.

Half-day rentals: $12
Full-day rentals: $18 per day*

*Off-premises rentals are considered full-day rentals.

On The Map
Route 3
Saranac Lake, 12983
(518) 891-7450
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