The rolling hillsides surrounding Hancock provide premium terrain for cross-country skiing, and there are a number of opportunities for both cross-country and downhill skiing in the area.

French Woods
Newman Road & NY Route 97
Hancock, New York
Phone: 607.637.5253

Russell Bass’ French Woods property up Route 97 is a cross-country skier’s paradise! If you’re longing to get away for a while to a winter wonderland, this is the place! Rent a beautiful log cabin and ski to your heart’s content over the acres and acres of gently rolling hills with magnificent views of the mountains and valleys below!

Bear Spring Mountain
512 East Trout Brook Road
Downsville, NY
Phone: 607.865.6989

Bear Spring Mountain is a terrific place for cross-country skiers with its extensive trail system and serene, scenic setting. The multi-use trails see visitors on foot, horseback, mountain bike, and snowmobiles as well, but you’re not likely to run into a lot of traffic during the winter months… unless you count the deer and other wildlife that share the forest with their human counterparts.

Elk Mountain
344 Elk Mountain Rd.
Union Dale, PA
Phone: 570.679.4400

Just 20 miles down the road over in Union Dale, PA, Elk Mountain boasts 27 slopes and trails with great variety and the most challenging terrain in Pennsylvania.