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Archive for January, 2014

Super Grooming!!!

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

On Wednesday 1/29/14 at 10:24 am Tony wrote:

I had the pleasure of skiing the canal trail late afternoon on the 28th just after it had been groomed.  My compliments to the trail crews.   The conditions were superb!!  As I have mentioned in previous emails, the BREIA trail system is an invaluable gift to central New York.  Thank you so very much!!  Tony

BREIA response:

Tony – thank you so much.  Your comments are greatly appreciated and we’re glad you had such an enjoyable experience.  Our grooming team works hard to keep all our trails in the best shape possible.  I will pass your comments on to them.


Skiing on Friday

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

On 1/23/14 at 8:54am Lois wrote:

Wonder how the trails are now. Thinking of coming to BREIA on Friday. Noticed the trails had snow on 1/20, get any more?

Thanks for any information,


BREIA Response:

Lois – We received about 5 – 6 inches of snow over the past week. Trails still have an icy base and main trails at Egypt Road, Jackson Hill, the Great Trail and the Canal Trail will be packed today. Temperatures are frigid and are supposed to remain that way through the rest of the week. I don’t believe there is any major snow events forecast anytime soon, but a little here and there does add up.

Have a great time on the trails!!


Great Trail was great today

Monday, January 13th, 2014

On 1/10/14 at 5:38 PM Mary wrote:

The unexpected snow last night and early this morning made for a really nice ski on the Great Trail today, Friday. Always a joy to be on the BREIA trails. Thanks again for providing us with this special place!

Ski Rentals?

Monday, January 13th, 2014

On 1/12/14 at 2:08PM Kathy wrote:

If we leave a drivers license and deposit may we use the equipment on the other BREIA trails if we return before the building closes for the day?

BREIA Response:

Kathy – the skis are rented through Boonville Search and Rescue squad not BREIA so we really don’t have a say in that but I do believe they have permitted it in the past.



Best ski area today?

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

1/7/14 at 9:26am rgt1949 wrote:
Good morning,

Due to the cold and wind, which of your trails would be best to ski today (most protected)?

Are you planning on grooming any trails today?

Are your warming huts already warm or will we need to start the fire when we get there?

Jackson Hill

Monday, January 6th, 2014

On 1/5/14 at 8:35am Julie J wrote:

awesome morning Saturday with amazing trails no better trails… conditions were great and morning sun as well.  a bit windy but once in the trails it was great. timber trail terrific… scenes breathtaking… truly an enjoyable time  thank you

Jackson Hill

Monday, January 6th, 2014

On 1/4/14 at 1:52pm, Mary Ellen B. wrote:
Skied Jackson Hill on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Conditions are excellent, although fields are wind blown. There were 20 cars in the Parking Lot, so a lot of people are enjoying the beautiful trails. Please remember to sign the log, so BREIA has an idea of how many people use the trails.

Also, please remember that dogs are allowed on the Canal Trail, only. Tracks from dogs compromise the tracks.

Rental of Snowshoes

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Hi Just wondering if you rent snowshoes like you do skis. My husband and I would like to snowshoe but need to rent them please let me know. Debbie Pilawa