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Archive for February, 2009

Feb. 20th Skiing

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Just a short note to everyone at BREIA X-Country Center. We were visiting my good college friend, Dave Jones (Utica) and he took us to BREIA. It was spectacular. Last weekend we were at Trapps Family Lodge and Craftsbury Center in Vermont and today at BREIA was just as good if not better then our skiing last weekend. The rolling hills and the ascents were magnificent and the trails were groomed perfect.
My friend, David said Echo Lake was the best he has seen it.

We will be back!

Kevin Bradley

Beautiful Ski Trails

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

We just wanted to say what a great time we had yesterday at BREIA. The trails are gorgeous and we got a great workout. We are looking forward to trying some of the other trails and thank you for providing such a wonderful resource in New York.

Thanks from Oneonta,
Carol and Woody

found items

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

While skiing the great trail Sunday afternoon, we found a pair of
sunglasses (cranberry frame colored).

We put them in the sign-in board. There is also a Nokia cell phone (been there several weeks) in the sign-in board cabinet. (Great Trail parking lot off Egypt Rd.)

ski rentals

Friday, February 6th, 2009


You can rent complete sets of ski equipment at the Boonville Search & Rescue building in Boonville, which is at the start of the BREIA Canal Trail on Rte. 12 behind the Big M plaza. They request a modest donation for the use of skis which can only be used at the Canal Trail however. They’re open every weekend throughout the Winter.

In Utica, Schuss Ski and Bike on Commercial Drive in New Hartford also rents x-country ski equipment. If anyone knows of anywhere else to rent x-country gear, we’d be happy to know about it.


ski rentals

Friday, February 6th, 2009


we have visitors this weekend and need to rent either just shoes (if they are compatible with our skis) or the complete set of cross country equipment. Any suggestions where in Utica/Boonville area this can be done?


Great skiing this past weekend at Jackson Hill

Monday, February 2nd, 2009


Just dropping a note to thank you for grooming the Jackson Hill trails and allowing me, my wife and a large group of friends to have FANTASTIC day of skiing on Saturday, Jan 31st.

The conditions were perfect.

Thanks so much.


car key found on the Glacier Trail…

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

A single car key was found on the hill (below the bell) on the Glacier Trail on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 1. It was put on the shelf in the Egypt Rd. warming hut.