There is a good write up today on the Fahnestock Winter Park (alternate link on NY outdoors blog), including some expansion plans. I love the idea of making a groomed trail around Stillwater Pond, as that would give another couple of miles on the wooded side of the park, which is my favorite.
Fahnestock Winter Park is currently fully open, including the Lake Trail, and definitely something you should check out if you like x-country skiing. I was just there yesterday, and the snow is quite good.
A big storm around here means getting out to Fahnestock Winter Park as soon as they open for cross country skiing. Mornings are the best times for it, for 2 reasons: it almost always breaks freezing by noon after a storm around here, and the New York City folks roam in around noon. Today the snow would have lasted longer, but on our last stretch back to the lodge we passed a steady stream of folks that were complaining about the snow, or their skiis, or something else, and realized it was good that we were about to be done. I’m not sure why so many folks from NYC have the inability to appreciate a beautiful snowy day, but apparently they do.
MyTracks provided me with a great map of the ski, so here it is to share and enjoy: