Cross Country Skiing Through the Barrens

As more snow makes its way to State College, the snow conditions are still great for cross country skiing. Scotia Game Lands or “Barrens” is a great place for xc skiing that’s not far from town and is the setting for this post. Whether you’re looking for a new location or need a little inspiration, this adventure has you covered.

Where to begin and end: Scotia Range Road







Like all outdoor activities, cross-country skiing is something that you want to be prepared to do safely and comfortably, and despite each of us having our own requirements, here are a few things that should be brought along: a map of Scotia, a good pair of ski socks, a water bottle, a headlamp for after dusk, and proper clothing for the day’s conditions. And if you’re looking to rent a pair of cross-country skis before committing, we offer a rental service.

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