Northern Adironack Ski Tours

Northern Adironack Ski Tours

by Tony Goodwin published by the Adirondack Mountain Club.

Tony has spent many years cross country skiing in the North Country, and he is currently (back in 1984) manager of the ski trails at the Mount Van Hoevenberg Recreation Area near Lake Placid. Over the years, he has compiled a wealth of information on ski tours.

In his book, he describes thirty different trips in the North Adirondacks; 28 of which are day trips and 2 are overnighters. Geographically, the book encompasses tours from Plattsburg to Cranberry Lake in the north, to Long Lake and North Hudson in the south. Essentially, most of the tours are found in the High Peaks region.

At the beginning of each tour description, Tony includes quick reference information such as the length of each tour, location, difficulty, and topographic map coverage. He follows with important discussions concerning the scenery, level of difficulty, the killer hills, access, and popularity.

While one can find similiar literature written on ski tours, Tony has put together an excellent source of concise, easy to understand descriptions of some beautiful areas to visit in the Adirondacks.

Update: 2008: It’s hard to find this book now. You can find Ski and Snowshoe Trails in the Adirondacks which is a bit more current.