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Fahnestock Winter Park

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Report 12/25/2020

Equipment Rentals will not be available to the public this season due to Covid 19 regulations. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Ski center is closed and will remain closed until we receive another significant snowfall. The rain and high temps washed away and melted all the snow on the trails.

1570 Route 301
Carmel, NY 10512
Latitude 41.471962600700003
Longitude -73.821716902399999

Situated in the heart of the Hudson Valley, the park is nestled in the 16,000 acre Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park. Fahnestock Winter Park offers 18 km of machine groomed, tracked and mapped trails for beginning and experienced skiers and snowshoers. Families find the park particularly enjoyable because it offers easy terrain to ski on near the lodge. The sledding hill and hot chocolate to sip in front of the outdoor fireplace are nice compliments to day-long trips.

The Park features Concession stand with food, beverages, and restrooms. The Winter Park is located at an elevation of 1,100 feet which helps capture addition snow during storms. Along with a forested northwest trail system, this helps maintain a good snow base. A variety of lodging options are close by. Unfortunately this year due to issues relating to operating in a Covid environment we will be unable to rent ski snowshoe and sledding equipment.

For ski conditions:

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Telephone: XC Ski Center: (845) 225-3998

Web info: For more information about the park, go to

Hiking, Walking & Fat Bikes: Due to trail use considerations and variable temperature ranges that soften and freeze the snow base throughout the season. Fat biking, hiking and walking are not allowed on FWP's groomed ski or snowshoe trails.

Watch the Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park and Hudson Highlands State Parks video, produced for Friends of Fahnestock and Hudson Highlands by Anthony Sherin and narrated by Jane Alexander. 

Sorry, no dogs on groomed ski and snowshoe trails.

Hours of Operation

  • Storms and temperature changes affect operating schedules. Call (845) 225-3998 for an update before traveling. Follow on Twitter @FWPupdates

  • Winter snow season: 12/5 - 3/17, weather permitting.

    Weekdays: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Weekends: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    *Gate closed at 5:00 p.m.

    Park is closed December 25th

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

Please note, both the Empire Pass and Golden Park Pass are not accepted at this location. 

  • Trail Pass
  • Adult - $12.00
    Senior (62 and older) - $10.00
    Kids (17 and younger)- $10.00
  • Sledding Pass
  • Adult, Senior, Junior: $3.00

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Did You Know? Fahnestock Winter Park is on Twitter -- Follow us! @FWPupdates

Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Food
  • Gift Shop * XC ski equipment, supplies and cold weather merchandise is available
  • Sledding
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing