The Finger Lakes region is a winter sports enthusiast’s dream come true. The cold winds that sweep across Lakes Ontario and Erie deposit lake-effect snow all over the Central New York region, even when there are no other weather systems present. This ensures a long season of widespread snow-cover that brings skiers of all types to the Finger Lakes region from all over the east. The Finger Lakes region boasts nearly 30 groomed and maintained cross-country trails and parks, as well as several excellent downhill ski areas. With the number and variety of trails, the Finger Lakes offers a wonderful skiing experience for skiers of every skill level, whether you’re looking for a quiet stride through a snowy back-woods trail, or looking to fly down the mountainside with the wind whipping in your face.