Following two warm winters, it looks like this one’s staged to be a memorable one considering the cold start, making Byrncliff Golf Resort & Banquets, a great place to make winter fun and get outdoors.

You may know Byrncliff as one of Western New York best public golf resort, with its Route 20A landmark with a Buffalo and flags about 35 minutes south of Buffalo and 1 hour from Rochester.

But Byrncliff becomes a Winter Wonderland as soon as the snow hits the ground, transforming itself into a premier destination for winter activity, including Nordic or cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and more recently popular fat bike.

If you are an avid cross-country or Nordic skier, a snowmobiler looking for an ideally located pitstop at intersection of 4 New York Trail trails, someone just wanting to learn to Nordic ski or snowshoe and have a fun day or weekend, you should consider Byrncliff, a place of considerable natural beauty with bar and restaurant, hotel and banquets.

Unlike some other cross-country centers, Byrncliff features 12 miles of groomed tracks going on the golf course and up the woods, full rental equipment for traditional and skate skis, snowshoeing, and if you want to learn, even offers lessons upon request.

Cross country skiing is a great aerobic sport, as it also works the upper body (you use your arms) and burns 400+ calories depending on your speed.  What is great about it is that you go at your own pace, slow or fast, almost like walking if you would like and pushing it faster and stronger depending on your abilities.  If you are working all day, you can come at night and enjoy night skiing, the ability to do Nordic skiing on a lighted and scenic trail. Anyone can do it, and you feel great after doing it! You enjoy the outdoors, no waiting lines here, it sure keeps you warm as it is great exercise!

When there are a few feet of freshly fallen snow outside, you may also want to consider snowshoeing, another way to enjoy the outdoors outside of tracks and another fun, low-impact, aerobic exercise that helps you stay in shape during the winter. By having a larger surface area than the bottom of your boot, you have more snow supporting your body weight from below allowing you to get into deep snow without getting deep.

Nordic skiing or snowshoeing let you enjoy winter solitude and can be a social activity. All ages and ability levels can enjoy the sport together. … and it is affordable!  Byrncliff offers a Ski / Snowhoe + Dinner Package for just $29 (Rentals extra) so you can come, exercise and have a warm meal thereafter!

Another great outdoor activity is snowmobiling and it is quite popular in Western New York.  Byrncliff is ideally located at the intersection of four major New York State Trails with “Park and Ride” accessibility.  It offers a very large free trailer parking, allowing you to get started, go out anywhere as far as Letchworth and come back to Byrncliff Bar and Restaurant featuring live music every Saturday night. Byrncliff was elected one of 101 Greatest Snowmobile Pitstops in America by Snowgoer magazine, a reader-recommended trailside location that offer riders needed food and unique ambience, full service restaurant and tons of sled parking, live music on weekends and lodging.

Lindsay Eddy, Director of Sales and Marketing for Byrncliff, says, “Our mission is to provide people great hospitality and a relaxing experience, an escape from the everyday any day of the year.  We are happy to embrace winter and provide Western New Yorkers with a number of fun activities. We want to encourage everyone to come out and experience winter fun.  You will not be disappointed!”.

If you are looking for a multi-day weekend, Byrncliff offers Stay & Play Packages, with either cross country skiing or snowshoeing, trail access fees and access to its restaurant, famous for delivering delicious steaks, fish frys, chicken wings or Sunday Brunch that many appreciate – you can take advantage of the bar but also of the wide windows to take in the views;  else you can dine on the patio and relax. Byrncliff also has many rooms to choose from for any social occasions, weddings, or business meetings/banquets.

While it is cold outside, make the best of it and have a fun family outside activity!