Welcome to the Boutwell Hill Ski Club website!
BHSC is a non-membership group of volunteer skiers and donors developing a groomed X-C trail system in snow belt on the Chautauqua Ridge. The 5 miles of non-motorized trails we groom, as well as adjoining town and state forest roads, comprise a 10-mile trail system that is free and open to the public. Join us!
Had an gorgeous New Year’s Day cruise around the trails and down Sunrise…
Homestead Loop ribbon Cutting and dedication was held 12/2. The new trail is .9 miles long and was made possible, in part, due to generous grant support from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.
We couldn’t have made this trail without the support of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and the Department of Environmental Conservation. We are a new organization and the confidence of CRCF to invest in our adventure not only made it financially possible, but it lifted our spirits and brought credibility to our work.
BHSC gratefully acknowledges the many supporters and collaborators who have made the trail possible including neighbors –LaBarons, Morris’ and Gambinos- Higgs Lumber, Rogers & Sons, Chautauqua County Parks Department and Parks Commission, Greg Yaw, the Cherry Creek Sno-Goers, donors and Chautauqua Rails To Trails, which sponsored BHSC’s grant application.
Grant proceeds from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation also paid for the fabrication of a trail roller for packing the abundant snow that falls in the BHSF.
New trail names adopted and updated trail maps showing the new Homestead Loop are posted.