Snow has two positive uses: it can be used to build snow-jurors when neighbors don't show up to serve in a nonbinding apartment court and you can ski on it. Partake in either with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a cross-country ski rental, trail pass, and snacks (a $20 value) at Orenda Springs in Marcellus.
Orenda Springs, when not engaging school and corporate groups in high-ropes teamwork exercises, spends its winters suiting up trail lovers with ancient methods of Nordic transportation. Before setting out, a helpful instructor will educate the uninitiated in the art of falling, staying upright, and untangling pole and ski knots, as well as ancillary techniques such as how to go forward. Armed with knowledge, technique, and sturdy rental skis, cast out into the wide snowy world of Orenda Springs’ serpentine trails and espy hardy snow-resistant squirrels and sentient snowmen within the serene snowscape. Triumph over minor uphills, straightaways, and gently gliding downslopes with the power of muscle, slim skis, and guidance from the snow goddess Skadi.
After snow-slicing adventures conclude, the Orenda Springs lodge serves snacks. With this Groupon, snacks include your choice of hot chocolate, coffee, or tea alongside chips, cookies, and other munchies in-stock. Return home properly invigorated and carrying stories to the cross-country clueless about the impressive black diamonds you conquered.
Orenda Springs was mentioned by Eagle News Online:
- More than 40 sixth grade students and staff at Driver Middle School went on a cross-country skiing excursion Dec. 18 at Orenda Springs in Marcellus. Equipment, lessons and use of the wonderfully groomed trails were donated by John Powers, owner of the Orenda Springs facility. – Dave Taddeo, Eagle News Online
4939 Lawless Rd.
Marcellus, New York 13108Get Directions