Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center in Benson, NY will be open until 9pm on Saturday, March 15 for a variety of evening winter sports activities.

Snowshoe by the Light of the Moon! Package includes dinner and dessert at our cozy Tuulen Tupa Grill followed by a gently paced snowshoe tour. Stop by our lakeside campfire to roast s’mores! $40 per person package includes dinner, dessert, coffee or tea, snowshoe rentals, s’mores and guided tour ($30 if you provide your own snowshoes). Ages 18+, please. Space is limited; reservations are a must! Dinner service begins at 5pm; the guided snowshoe tour begins at 7pm and runs until 8:30/9pm. Please bring headlamps. We have a limited number to loan on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited space available – reserve early!

Finn-tastic Moonlit & Illuminated Night Skiing, Junior Tubing, Ice-skating, Lakeside Campfire & Dinner Service! Night facilities are free to those purchasing a full or half-day facility use pass. Dinner is served beginning at 5pm with a final seating at 7pm. Dinner reservations are advised and appreciated.

A complete cross country ski and snowshoe facility celebrating its 35th anniversary year, Lapland Lake offers fully equipped rental and retail shops, a comfortable two-story warming lodge with snack bar and trailside Tuulen Tupa Grill.  The trail system has 50km of trails for all ability levels.  38km are marked, mapped and snowcat groomed with trackset and skating lanes; 12km are ungroomed, marked, mapped snowshoe trails.

In addition to cross country skiing and snowshoeing, other resort activities include ice-skating, tubing on two junior hills, wilderness ski touring and visiting with the resort’s domesticated reindeer! 

Lodging is available in private rooms and 10 housekeeping cottages.  Lodging packages include use of trails each day and evening including days of arrival and departure, use of the Finnish wood burning sauna and 50% off one regularly scheduled group ski lesson per person.  Attractive lodging discounts are offered in March. 

Lapland Lake has been presented with numerous awards through the years including the Adirondack Regional Tourism Council’s Private Sector Tourism Partnership Award.  The resort has been named named “Best XC Ski Resort in the Mid-Atlantic Region” and “Best XC Ski Resort for Families” by the Best XC Ski Resort Poll and “Top Ten XC Ski Resorts Catering to Families” by

Located in the south-central portion of the Adirondack Forest Preserve, Lapland Lake is just over an hour’s drive from Schenectady; only 60 miles from Albany and Utica; four hours from New York City and Boston.

Lapland Lake may be contacted at 518-863-4974, and online at