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We don't know anywhere they groom a ski track in the
city, but there are some nice places to go and make your own track -- or
hope somebody else made one before you.
Feb-06: saw a report on ManhattanNordicSC of nice
skiing on the bridle paths in Central Park.
We've seen other reports in previous years
saying that the bridle paths are the best skiing in Central Park.
Half mile or less from nearest subway station
(BMT west side).
Feb-06: checked some websites:
(? but I'm not sure how much of this remains
effectively skiable for how long after the end the last snowfall -- like
once the runners hit the Reservoir loop ?).
see photos of Sharon + Ken skiing around the north end of Manhattan.
from IRT 145th St subway station, we walked
west to Riverbank state park, then down stairs to the ground at a level
close to the Hudson River. We skied north alongside the river, under the
GWB, then a very steep climb, then ski alongside Henry Hudson parkway.
Took skis off to go down to Dyckman St, west to the river. Thru some
ball fields, took skis off to take some stairs up and over the train
tracks. Then climbed north thru Inwood Park, east under the Henry Hudson
Bridge, then steep downhill. East around the cove to finish at 218th St
About 5 miles of skiing. IRT 145th St
subway station is about 0.3 mile from the start. IRT 215th St
station is less than half mile from the finish
see photos of Ken skiing from the south tip to the north tip of
Jan-06: Heard that Declan skied at the Van Cortlandt
Park golf course (9 holes). Moshulu golf course (9 holes) is nearby and
I sorta remember Declan saying he skied on that one also.
IRT 242nd St subway station is about half mile
or less away from the skiing.
Dec-05: Ken skied on the Pelham and Split Rock golf
courses -- 18 holes each connected by a brief walk under the train
tracks. That seemed like a big area for a solid half-day of skiing. Nice
skiing terrain, trees, gentle-to-moderate hills, but no actual views of
No subway stations anywhere nearby.
see photos of Ken skiing the Old Put abandoned railroad line from
the Harlem River thru Van Cortlandt Park and on north into Yonkers.
2004: Ken skied in Prospect Park. The big
northern meadow seemed best, with some gentle-to-moderate hills.
about a half mile from the Grand Army Plaza
subway station. (? about a mile of skiing around the northern
Feb-06: saw on
NYC Parks horseback riding page that there's a 3.5 mile bridle path
in Prospect Park, but I have no idea if that's skiable.
Feb-06: saw a report on ManhattanNordicSC that Astoria
Park was nice for skiing.
about a mile of walking from the nearest
subway station. (? about a mile of skiing ?)
[ We don't know yet -- be glad for suggestions.
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