Boutwell Hill Ski Club, Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, charitable, all-volunteer organization which maintains DEC multi-use, non-motorized trails in the Boutwell Hill State Forest that are free and open to the public under a Volunteer Stewardship Agreement.

Trail Workday this Sat 10/24

Trail workday this Sat, 11AM. Moving slab wood to wet spots, cut-backs. Bring gloves, clippers, water. Wear bright colors. Meet at Arab Hill gate (Not Ruttenbur parking lot- see blue arrow on map below).


Fall Fundraising Challenge:
$3,000 by November 1!

$3,000 of skier support will fund current operations and put an new ATV groomer on the Boutwell Hill State Forest trails. We are more than 2/3s of the way toward our goal… we still need $800!


We have made our case and earned the support of three local foundations. Now we ask our supporters to fill the funding gap.

Your contributions are vital to winter recreation on the  Chautauqua Ridge!

Make great winter trails on Boutwell Hill your priority! Please visit our Donate page for information on how to contribute!

Thank you to the generous donors that have gotten is this far:
Rick Ketcham
Katie Finch
Nancy & Gary Nelson
Andrew W. Dorn, Jr. & Matt Dorn
Paul Andrews
Cynthia Flaherty
Chris Rammacher & Rebecca VanKeuren
Chris Smith
Alice Alessi & Shannon Anderson
Rick Johnson
Larry Scherer
Bill Stock
Liz Dorman
Stephen Cobb
Gregory Drab & Jill Spayer
Richard & Marjorie Weist
Timothy Hult
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Grooming & Trail Reports

Jan 19- Setting Base

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Boutwell Hill Ski Club
P.O. Box 63
Lakewood, NY 14750

Trails maintained by BHSC on behalf of the DEC are multi-use, non-motorized and open to cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, etc. Located on the “Chautauqua Ridge,” lake-effect snow capital of WNY, the five 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 and back country trails galore, make up an amazing winter playground that is free and open to the public.