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
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Rental skis, boots and poles are available from 8-3 weekdays, and 8-4 weekends. Rentals are available at $7.00 per set for ages 7 and up, free for under 7 years old. The rental location is the maintenance building, right hand turn just past the toll booth. Boot sizes range from a child's 8.5 to an adult size 14. Children's skis with snow boot bindings also available.

Hosts Needed For March

Hello All,

Winter has returned to the Park and the trail conditions are remarkably good. I skied last night and am amazed at how well the snow survived the warm rain. The grooming has been done just about everywhere, with well set and firm tracks. As long as it stays cold I expect we will have very good skiing. It is true that the surface is a bit hard so it is pretty fast. As I was reminded by a friend who is a great skier, it's better to have poor kick than to have poor glide. 

It looks like the next several days will stay cold with some snow predicted for Saturday. March has usually been the best month for skiing, and it looks as if that will happen again this year. 

So if you would like to be a host for evening skiing for either a Tuesday or Thursday please respond to this email and let me know when you would like to do it. The dates we are looking to cover are 3/5, 3/7, 3/12, 3/14, 3/19, 3/21, 3/26, and 3/28. I will do my best to accommodate.

Happy Skiing,

Click for Colton, New York Forecast

Snow/Ski Report


Spring is inevitable but for now we will embrace these frigid temperatures which keep the trails in great shape. This is the first time we can recall that have had enough snow to push the edges of the trails out far enough to allow for skate lanes on most of the trails.

Those opportunities may shrink with the warmer weather in the forecast so best to enjoy it now.

Ed & Judy 
On behalf of the Friends of HFSP

The E-Z trail has been gradually being widened throughout the winter to accommodate both classic and freestyle skiing. Here is what it looks like now.

We wanted to pass along the following information from the Park Staff:

1). The normal Lodge hours are 8AM-3PM.  They are 8AM-5PM on weekends during the ski season.
2).  Park hours are going to be 8AM-4PM.
3).  Night skiing will only be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings - when hosts are available. 

Happy skiing!

Ed & Judy


Trail conditions are updated courtesy of Ed & Judy Fuhr:

Link to NYS Winter Trail Map for Higley Flow State Park

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
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 ""