Day Trips

Philadelphia Area

Forbidden Drive - Wissahickon - Fairmont Part - Follow the link to a single sheet PDF page for a description and map.
Forbidden Drive Ski Trip

Some Pocono Day Trips

Lackawanna State Forest Ski Trip - This is also known as the Thornhurst Snowmobile Trail System. You can go to the OTHER LINKS Section and find the State's current snow conditions for this area. Follow the link to a single sheet PDF page for a description and map.
Lackawanna SF Ski Trip

Brady's Lake Ski Trip - Check this out with a solid snow base on the ground - not after a deep snow storm. Follow the link to a single sheet PDF page for a description and map.
Brady's Lake Ski Trip

Tobyhanna State Park Ski Trip - A 5 mile loop around the lake with one short downhill part - snowplow! You can go to the OTHER LINKS Section and find the State's current snow conditions for this area. Follow the link to a single sheet PDF page for a description and map.
Tobyhanna SP Ski Trip

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NOTE: The above photo is by KHH with permission - deep in the heart of Sauerland.



Is a ski marathon in your future?

If you have progressed in your training and technique and are interested in setting some goals, participation in a nearby ski marathon is a rewarding experience. The above link provides more information about these opportunities. These events range from family centric events for skiers of all abilities (one just 4 1/2 hours from here) to major events with hundreds or even thousands of skiers not much further. Avid runners and cyclists can easily adapt to the fitness levels required for these events with just a bit of cross-training when local snow conditions permit.
So you need to buy something.

While it's easy to get by with just basic skis, bindings, boots and poles, if you really get in this sport, you will be shopping. The link above provides some perspectives on what's worth buying. Like any sport, there's a wide range of what's available, what's really needed versus what provides incremental advantage at a very high price, and how to plan these purchases. Avid skiers will benefit from 2-3 pairs of skis for different conditions or skiing techniques, and sporty clothes will make skiing more comfortable. You can find on-line shopping links on OTHER LINKS.