The cross country skiing in the Syracuse region is absolutely phenomenal. Lake effect snow coming off of Lake Ontario blankets the area with beautiful, dry snow. Sometimes when conditions are right, it snows a few inches each day. This coats the ski trails with fresh snow every morning making the ski conditions perfect every day.
I have three favorite ski locations in the Syracuse area:
, Fabius, NY
The lodge is really nice with a spectacular view. Very pretty trails. Ski and snow shoe rentals available.
Beaver Lake Nature Center
, Baldwinsville, NY
Much smaller area with nice forest trails. Nice lodge with interesting nature exhibits. Snow shoe rentals available.