BHSC is a group of volunteer skiers and donors developing a groomed X-C trail system in the Boutwell Hill State Forest on Chautauqua Ridge, lake-effect snow capital of WNY. The 5 miles of non-motorized trails we groom, as well as¬†adjoining multi-use town and forest roads groomed by the Cherry Creek Sno-Goers snowmobile club, make up a 10-mile trail system that is free and open to the public. Then there’s lots of un-groomed back-country trails- join us!

UPDATES- Sept 2018


We are rocketing at a turtle’s pace toward our tax-exempt goal. On August 10 the NYS Attorney General approved our request to amend our certificate of incorporation to charitable status. The Department of State is now in receipt of our application for the issuance of an amended certificate. When we get it, we will submit the 2-1/2 page online application for our 501(c)(3) to the IRS, hopefully before year end.


We have funds to pay this year’s taxes and have a new track installed on the sled. We’ll need contributions from skiers to fund our operating budget for the upcoming season.


We need experienced operators to assist with trail grooming. More operators means more grooming which mans better tracks. Please join the BHSC grooming brigade!


A relatively light Fall work schedule is in store… some clean up and more corduroy on some remaining wet spots. We may try to brush hog the grassy-blackberry sections.


Stay tuned for a Fall open house at the trails. Trail hikes, refreshments and camaraderie galore!


We need a sturdy, old trailer for trail work. Need not be street-legal. Hit reply if you have a lead.

Some of Last year’s trail improvements

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Visit the Trail Report page for grooming and trail condition updates!

Our first donation of 2018-19 has arrived!

Andrew & Teresa Dorn

Thank you Andy & Teresa for your faith and support.

Recent in-kind contributions:
Jason Jordan- Tracked ATV
Dave Higgs – slab wood
Kevin Kind – ATV
Les Johnson- Ski swap host
JCC Ind. Eqpmt. Tech. Ctr.- Roller retrofit

BHSC survives on volunteerism and contributions. Please step up!