Winter Info & Rentals

Winter Info & Rentals

Winter is a beautiful time of year at Cumming Nature Center. Enjoy 12 miles of groomed ski trails and a 3-mile loop for snowshoeing. Please check trail conditions below or call 585.374.6160 to find out if trails are open for skiing and snowshoeing.

 

Rental Information

Ski and snowshoe rentals are available during our regular open hours and are first-come, first-served. We do not take reservations in advance. 

  • Ski package (skis, poles and shoes): $15
  • Snowshoes: $5

*Admission is $5 per person during ski and snowshoe season (admission helps cover trail maintenance)

 

CNC Ski Lesson Information

We’re offering Ski Lessons each Saturday (snow-willing!) during ski season. Register online or over the phone at 585.374.6160. All ski lessons are dependent on weather conditions.

Get Gliding! Group Introduction to Cross-Country Skiing

This is a quick introductory lesson to the elements of nordic skiing. This 30-minute group lesson meets in the side yard and will cover basic how-tos, such as: weight transfer, push-off, body position, poling, diagonal stride, snowplow stop, side step, and getting up after you fall down.

Group lessons are offered at 10:30am and 11:00am on Saturdays. Classes may be canceled based on snow conditions. Call 585.374.6160 for up-to-date conditions.

Cost: $15 per person, $25 with ski rental

Register for Get Gliding

Hit the Trail! Group Introduction to Cross-Country Skiing & Terrain Skills

This hour-long lesson includes the skills covered in Get Gliding! with additional support on managing speed, double poling, and support on the trail from bottom of the pines (Beaver Trail) to the turn around back to the nature center, where skiers can continue on their way!

Group lessons are offered at 12:30pm on Saturdays. Classes may be cancelled based on snow conditions. Call 585.374.6160 for up-to-date conditions.

Cost: $25 per person, $35 with ski rental

Register for Hit the Trail

Backcountry Ski Tour!

This full-day session includes a skills-review lesson in the yard, a naturalist-led guided ski tour, a campfire, hot drinks, and lunch. Tour is held 10am-2:30pm.

By reservation only, the tour must be scheduled at least one week in advance. Advanced payment required.

Cost: $250 per group (10 person maximum)

Call 585.374.6160 to schedule your Backcountry Ski Tour!

 

Trail Conditions

Please call 585.374.6160 to find out if trails are open for skiing and snowshoeing. 

 


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