New Germany State Park

people sitting at a fire in the lake house and people show shoeing at the park 

Winter Activities

New Germany is a popular place for a winter weekend. When snow conditions are right, park staff groom and track the trails for a first class skiing experience. The trails offer a challenge for skiers of all abilities, with a flat, open “turnpike” for beginners, and winding hillside trails for more experienced skiers.

Trail Etiquette and Safety

We ask that snowshoe users and hikers give priority to skiers by keeping off ski tracks. Skiers should be mindful of their abilities and stay on trails that are appropriate for their skill level.

Snow conditions may be variable in different areas of the park. Skiers must be wary of icy patches, thin snow cover and wet sections.

Skiers must dress appropriately for conditions. Weather can be extremely variable in this part of the state and hypothermia is a serious risk. Light, synthetic layers of clothing are recommended for maximum comfort and safety while out on the trails.​

Ski and Snowshoe Rentals

Cross country skis and snowshoes are available for rent at the Lake House (403 McAndrews Hill Road, Grantsville) from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. If the Lake House is not staffed, rentals are available at the Ranger Station (349 Headquarters Lane, Grantsville). All equipment must be returned by sunset. Rental fees are $15 for two hours, $25 for a full day, or $40 for two days.