The register at the start of the trails is the official count of how many skiers and hikers use the trails and helps determine how funds are allotted by NYS.  Please remember: Everyone should Register every time.  Let's keep our future funding intact.

Trails Maintained Through Donations to and Volunteers of the Friends
Please consider making a Donation
 
The posted hours for skiing at the Park are now extended to 7:00P.M.  Other than on Weds. when open until 8PM for Wednesday Night Skiing, please make sure you are leaving the parking lot by 7:00-and if you see new skiers on the trail who look like they are going to be out later, politely let them know the regulation.  We don't want to abuse the time we have been given and cause more work for Park Staff following up on late skiers.
 


Trail conditions are updated courtesy of Ed & Judy Fuhr:


4/7/14 - It was a perfect day at the Park yesterday. Sun, corn snow, and the trails groomed well.  Several skiers enjoyed sharing lunch at the lodge.
 
As far as conditions: Overlook near the road is icy -it does soften in warm temps but is almost done.  The remainder of the trails, roads and camp loops have good coverage.  With the Park opening only slightly over one month away, water maintenance, and much clean up from the ice storm to be done Parks will be forced to open the road up some time soon, probably this week. 
 
Saturday was probably our last grooming as in one direction or the other we have to run on the bare blacktop which is hard on both the groomers and the sleds.
 
It was a great season-even with the ice storm.  There will be an "I Love My Parks Day" early in May.  By then all those ugly branches will be exposed.
We will let everyone know more when we do. 
 
It has been a great season-it will last for a few more days-and the back country trail still has over 2' on it.
 
Happy skiing into spring!
 
Ed & Judy


April 2014, can you believe it?

Ed, showing his form!

Perfect conditions!

 
We have enclosed a couple of pics of an original watercolor donated by John Omohundro and his wife for the men's rest room.  Thank you!
 
Ed & Judy







A trail and topographical map of Higley Flow State Park.
(click on picture or link for larger image)

Trail ratings:
Overlook-Beginner-green rating
Camp Loops-main roads B,C and E loops Beginner-green, A,D and F loops
Intermediate-blue
Warmbrook-Intermediate-blue rating
Pine-Intermediate-blue rating
Cedar Brook-all three levels depending on loop chosen, back
hills-Advanced-black; trail to back hills -Intermediate-Blue;  First two
rights and next left to return-Beginner-green




Special "Thanks" to Ed Fuhr who spends many hours keeping our trails so perfectly groomed.

We'll also try to keep you informed of changing trail conditions as they occur.  If you find changes that we've missed reporting, please email us at "higleyfriends(at)gmail.com"