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Who we are

Charles River Recreation is dedicated to providing affordable and accessible outdoor recreational opportunities in the Boston area. We operate Paddle Boston Skate @ Canal District Kendall, and the Leo J. Martin Ski Track. 


We opened at the DCR’s Leo Martin Golf Course in 1974. We offer night skiing, rentals, instruction and snow making along the scenic banks of the Charles River only one mile away from the Riverside T station!

We operate in cooperation with the Department of Conservation (DCR). 

Friends of Leo J. Martin Skiing. 

FOLJMS advocates for the interests of the winter community at the Leo J. Martin Golf Course and Ski Track. Join their list so you can learn more about all the great work they do and so they can learn more about who they are representing.

Snowmaking & Night Skiing

In order to provide consistently good cross-country skiing conditions regardless of the abundance of natural snow, the Leo J. Martin Ski Track has assembled one of the largest cross-country ski snowmaking systems in New England. When combined with expert grooming, this snowmaking capability allows for extremely reliable cross-country skiing even in the leanest of snow seasons.

The snowmakers work around the clock as temperatures permit throughout December and January to create a loop about 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) in length. The resilient nature of this artificial snow allows that base to last well into March.

Additionally, this man-made loop is lighted to allow night skiing. On a daily basis, our trails are professionally groomed, keeping the snow skiable regardless of rain or warm conditions.

What does this mean for the skier? Under almost any circumstances you can cross-country ski on the Leo J. Martin course. Whether you want to perfect your technique, get a high-energy workout, or take a lesson, there will be snow to ski on.

Looking to improve your skills, learn to ski? Even though your backyard is green, our teaching area probably has plenty of snow. So come on down and experience the consistently reliable snow at Weston Ski Track. For more information, see our trail conditions updates.

Grooming generally happens in the morning before opening and in the late afternoon just after the sun sets. Occasionally grooming may be delayed to let the course drain after a rain or to let newly made snow dry out.


sowmaking & night skiing
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