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Welcome to the Boutwell Hill Ski Club website!

BHSC is a non-membership group of volunteer skiers and donors developing the first groomed X-C trail system in Chautauqua County. The trails we maintain, as well as  adjoining town and state forest roads, comprise a trail system that is free and open to the public.


New trail names adopted and updated trail maps showing the new Homestead Loop are posted.


Homestead Loop cut 10/1 & 10/2

Dozer Duty 10/1 & 10/2

Thanks to the generosity of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, and a little help by Chautauqua Rails To Trails in sponsoring the grant, the Boutwell Hill Ski Club will be hiring a bull dozer for two days of trial work. The confidence of these two organizations in our work speaks volumes. Be sure to thank any board members you know on these two great not-for-profits.

Winter Forecast
Lake Erie temperature is near an all-time high and colder, more seasonable winter temps are predicted… this means lots of lake-effect snow and great skiing at BH! And the Farmers’ Almanac is calling for lots of snow! And if that’s not enough, there’s acorns everywhere! Start your deep knee-bends now.

Oh Yes… Send Money
More snow means more grooming and more expenses. Please make your contribution to BHSC now before all the other year-end appeals or tuition bills hit your in-box. Make checks payable to “Boutwell Hill Ski Club” and mail them to c/o 3043 Girts Rd, Jamestown NY 14701.

BHSC has been awarded an $1,800 grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation to fabricate a new roller, hire a bulldozer to create 1.1 miles of new trails and tidy up our existing 3.4 miles of trails. The future is looking bright for X-C on Boutwell Hill!

This video of spring crust skiing was shot 3/29/15, mostly on BHSF forest roads and skiing trails.