Skiers-Lapland Nordic CenterLapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center in Benson, NY will host a women’s ski program on Saturday, March 1, “Lapland Ladies Love to Ski”.  Focus this day is on the skate ski technique.  Participants will be grouped according to ability.

The program will run from 9:30am-2:30pm and includes instruction, lunch with equipment and clothing discussion, social group ski with instructors, group wrap-up and hot beverage.  The program is led by Lapland Lake’s PSIA-certified instructors Sherry Dixon, Susan Henriksson and Jan Mares.  Cost for the five-hour program is $40 per person.  Rental equipment, if needed, is $15 for this program only.  Class size is limited; pre-registration is strongly recommended.

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 non-holiday Sunday through Thursday nights.

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