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“Great snow conditions, minimal trail maintenance”

Osceola Tug Hill Ski Center
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

There's no question that the amount of snow and snow conditions are excellent at Osceola Tug Hill. We had about 1-2 ft base with about 6-10 in of fresh snow in late December.

However, when you have perfect snow conditions and it's a weekend, you would expect the trails would be groomed and tracked. The owners had only groomed half of their trails seemingly a few days prior to the weekend which we thought was inexcusable.

It is our understanding that this XC ski center is owned and operated by 2 people who dedicate their time during business hours to sales inside the ski lodge/main building. Perhaps if they recruited an additional staffer or volunteer they could dedicate more to trail maintenance. Plenty of effort is put into retailing ski equipment of which they have an extensive store with hundreds of new skis, shoes, poles, etc.

The ski lodge/main building leaves more to be desired. With the number of years this facility has operated we feel they could have made improvements in the way their facility looks.

For better trail maintenance and facilities we would recommend going to Highland Forest as long as they have snow.

1  Thank Gkunka
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

Website is updated daily about trail conditions and trails are in excellent shape. The ski shop has better deals than other places. Great place to get out for the weekend with the family. Be sure to check out the trails on the opposite side of the road from the lodge! Hot chocolate and snacks are available there too!

1  Thank Cari B
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Reviewed 7 February 2016

Winter has been pretty disappointing locally, but up here, snow was really nice. Had a really nice ski, and would definitely return if in the area. Some pros & cons:
Pro:
- they get lots of snow, trails were well-groomed when I was there, not a single rock to scratch your skis!
- mix of trails, from very easy to moderately hilly
- nice ski shop, and lodge to hang out in afterwards
- Nice friendly owners!!!
Con:
- it was a bit remote, roads were not that great (but if you want fresh snow...)
- I skied around the outer loop of all the trails, and GPS said under 10 miles, so probably not the distances you were expecting

Overall though, a nice skiing experience! One tip: my GPS was telling me this place was much further down the road than it actually was... after going through Osceola, watch for the ski center on the right, it's easy to miss if you're not paying attention (I saw someone else turning around too, having driven past the place!).

Thank James W
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Reviewed 3 March 2015

Absolutely wonderful trails at this ski center. I was in awe of the conditions -- powder! I stay on the moderate trails but this visit I was able to ski the expert trails too. WOW! The owner and his wife are very friendly and accommodating -- always. This is my third visit and I wouldn't travel to the Tug Hill area and not take advantage of skiing at this center - highly recommend.

Thank charisma2015
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Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

Love the trails. They are very well groomed and for all levels. There's a mini lodge to warm up and / or to purchase gear. The hosts are so friendly!

Thank Louise_and_Dan
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