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.