Boutwell Hill Ski Club, Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, charitable, non-membership organization of volunteers which maintains DEC cross-country ski trails under a Volunteer Stewardship Agreement in the Boutwell Hill State Forest that are free and open to the public.


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Group ski Saturday 2/1- 10AM

Join us this Saturday 2/1 for a tour of the Boutwell Hill State Forest cross country ski trails.

One, maybe two, BHSC board members will lead the group from the Ruttenbur parking lot. Skiers of all ages and abilities are welcome. If you don’t like skiing alone and you’ve never skied the trails, here’s your chance. Please arrive by 9:45 for a brief orientation. The ski will last about an hour.

Dress warmly in layers. Bring some water, cell phone and a snack. Visit the Maps page for directions and a map to the Ruttenbur parking lot.


Jan 19- Setting Base


Skis for the masses!

We have some good used skis for anyone looking to learn to ski. Poles and boots are in short supply but we’ll help get new skiers on the trails. Cost of skis is on a sliding scale (pardon the pun…). Message us using the email form below if you’re interested.


Nov Open House = Good Vibes!

New friends were made and revenues from ski sales and donations got the annual drive off to a great start! But nobody took any pictures… honest. Speaking of pictures, sorry about the foot fungus advertisements that show up on our homepage…it’s a free account, just being good stewards of your money!


Email BHSC using the form below:


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, make up a 10-mile trail system that is free and open to the public. There’s also lots of un-groomed back-country ski trails- join us!