Ohiopyle State Park Cross Country Skiing

The 4th most popular XC Ski in Pennsylvania.

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Southeast of Pittsburgh near Ohiopyle on Sugarloaf Mountain, look for 34 miles of rocky, hilly skiing. The Sproul Trails and a section of the Kentuck Trail were created for cross-country skiing. With deep snowfall, the Youghiogheny River Trail is good for cross-country skiing.

To reach Ohiopyle State Park from the PA Turnpike, take Exit 9, Donegal. Turn left on Rt. 31 east. Travel about two miles, turn right onto Rts. 711 and 381 south. Travel ten miles to Normalville (first stop sign), turn left onto Rt. 381 south for 11 miles to Ohiopyle.

Overall, Ohiopyle State Park is the 4th most popular cross country ski area of all 35 Nordic ski destinations in Pennsylvania. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Ohiopyle State Park including Laurel Ridge State Park, Hidden Valley Four Seasons Resort, Laurel Highlands Ski Touring Area, Bear Run Nature Reserve, Roaring Run Natural Area and Mountain Streams Trail SystemNorth Woods Ski Touring Area.

Ohiopyle State Park Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  OSP (724) 329-8591; PA Visitor Info. (800) VISIT-PA.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Jan. - Feb.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Ohiopyle State Park Campground

Luxury Loding:  Nemacolin Woodlands (800) 422-2736

Reference Source:  click here http://www.dcnr.pa.gov/

GPS:  39.8674, -79.471

Date Published:  1/5/2016

Date Updated:  6/30/2016

ID:  7337

Ohiopyle State Park Cross Country Skiing Map