New York Ski Resorts

New York features 43 ski areas, more than any other state in the US. 10 ski areas would be considered destination resorts. Top destinations include Whiteface, Gore Mountain, Windham, Hunter Mountain and Belleayre. Larger destinations tend to be in the Adirondacks as well as the Catskill Mountains. 5 ski resorts are within a 3 hour or less drive from New York City.
Special Packages at Woodloch Resort - Ski 'N' Stay
Woodloch Pines Resort is just a short 90 mile drive from the NYC area! Winner of Trip Advisor's 2012 Traveler's Choice Award. Kids 6 & under free during select midweeks!
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Central NY / Syracuse
460 ft vertical, 13 trails, 3 lifts, 25 skiable acres
A small ski area located in Central New York. Cazenovia Ski Club is a private ski area for use by its members.
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Western NY / Buffalo
500 ft vertical, 43 trails, 7 lifts, 300 skiable acres
The Buffalo Ski Club center is located in Colden, New York only minutes from anywhere in the Buffalo metropolitan area. They offer a variety of terrain - from beginner to expert. All trails have snowmaking and are groomed. Three lodges are spread out over the club's terrain.
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Western NY / Rochester
1200 ft vertical, 34 trails, 6 lifts, 138 skiable acres
Bristol Mountain is located in Canandaigua, the Western Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York. The 1200ft vertical rise allows Bristol Mountain to reign as the highest vertical between the Adirondack/Laurentian Mountains of the east and the Rocky Mountains of the west.York. From mid-December through mid-March, the sky over Bristol Mountain is illuminated on 96 percent of the slopes.
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Northern Adirondacks / Tupper Lake
1151 ft vertical, 25 trails, 2 lifts
Having been closed for 10 years, a group of volunteers has worked diligently and both Chair 2 and 3 are now operational, with nearly 2/3 of the trails being re-opened. Located in Tupper Lake, New York.
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Hudson Valley / Beacon
400 ft vertical, 7 trails, 4 lifts, 37 skiable acres
Ski area located in Monticello, New York. Holiday Mountain Ski Area is easily reached by major highways and is only 90 minutes from New York City via the New York State Thruway.
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Western NY / Rochester
825 ft vertical, 20 trails, 4 lifts, 80 skiable acres
An affordable private ski club located just 45 minutes south of Rochester, New York. Double Black Diamonds are extremely rare for Western New York. Membership has its privileges.
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Saratoga / Lake George
1200 ft vertical, 18 trails, 4 lifts, 225 skiable acres
Long known for steep natural terrain and tree skiing, historic Hickory Ski Center in Warrensburg, NY re-opens under new ownership for the 2009-2010 season after not operating for 4 years.
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Central NY / Syracuse
59 ft vertical, 4 trails, 2 lifts, 12 skiable acres
Four Seasons Golf and Ski Center offers everything you and your family need to have great family fun in the winter at a small ski area located in Fayetteville, New York. The snow tubing area has expanded to 10 lanes for more winter fun.
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Saratoga / Lake George
1200 ft vertical, 8 trails, 4 lifts, 25 skiable acres
Your four seasons fun place for the entire family. Located in Rotterdam, New York just 20 miles northwest of Albany. Maple Ridge is a leader in after-school and weekend lessons.
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Southern Adirondacks / Old Forge
633 ft vertical, 21 trails, 5 lifts, 75 skiable acres
Nestled in the central Adirondacks just outside Old Forge, New York, McCauley Mountain's 633 foot vertical drop, 21 ski trails of 3,000-5,000 ft, one double chairlift, two T-bar and two rope tows make it so you never have to look hard to find a challenge.
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Northern Adirondacks / Saranac Lake
329 ft vertical, 5 trails, 1 lifts, 15 skiable acres
Mt. Pisgah is a small-size ski area compared to other ski mountains in the region but it is a great ski area for the family with several green and blue ski trails for beginners, served by a single T-bar. With 100% snowmaking and fully lighted trails Mt. Pisgah is located in the village of Saranac Lake, New York. They also have a snow park for tubing.
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Hudson Valley / Beacon
400 ft vertical, 14 trails, 5 lifts, 69 skiable acres
'The Friendly One' family ski area offering trails for every level. Located in Warwick, New York. Mount Peter was started in 1936 by Macy’s Department Store to show off and sell their ski fashion!
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Northern Adirondacks / Plattsburg
150 ft vertical, 9 trails, 2 lifts
A not for profit membership corporation for great family skiing just minutes from home. Offers 2 lifts, half pup and lighted trails for night skiing. Home is Beekmantown, New York.
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Southern Adirondacks / Speculator
650 ft vertical, 22 trails, 3 lifts
Ski center located in Speculator, New York. Warm up in the base lodge with hot and cold beverages along with cafeteria-style food.
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Catskills / Kingston
1100 ft vertical, 35 trails, 3 lifts, 112 skiable acres
Skiing in Roxbury west of Albany, New York.
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Catskills / Kingston
114 ft vertical, 10 trails, 1 lifts
A small ski area serviced by a rope tow but with the soul of the biggest mountain in West Taghkanic, New York. They are not open to the general public but their story is a good read about the love of skiing. Undisclosed location near Taghkanic.
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Southern Adirondacks / Amsterdam
550 ft vertical, 14 trails, 3 lifts, 30 skiable acres
Conveniently located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, Royal is less than one hour from Albany and Utica.
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Southern Adirondacks / Amsterdam
69 ft vertical, 4 trails, 1 lifts, 4 skiable acres
CLOSED - for snowsports
A small family oriented park designed specifically for snowboarders and beginner skiers.This recreation facility is located in the Catskill Mountain range near Woodstock and Kingston New York and is designed specifically for snowboarders, beginner skiers and snow tubers. The ski shop is fully equipped with snowboarding, skiing and tubing needs. The terrain park is undergoing major improvements to keep the freestyle boarders, skiers, and ski boarders challenged.
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Saratoga / Lake George
100 ft vertical, 12 trails, 2 lifts
A member's run family ski club based in Scotia, New York. Ski Venture is particularly great for beginners with a bunny slope and easy rope tow. Everything about SkiVenture is geared towards families. The beginners rope tow can accommodate even the smallest of skiers, and the larger slope offers a range of challenges.
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Central NY / Syracuse
700 ft vertical, 22 trails, 6 lifts, 250 skiable acres
Ski area located in Truxton, New York about 30 minutes from Syracuse.
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Central NY / Lowville
500 ft vertical, 22 trails, 6 lifts, 130 skiable acres
Located in Turin, in central New York and about 40 miles from Utica.
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Central NY / Syracuse
700 ft vertical, 24 trails, 5 lifts, 100 skiable acres
Song Mountain is located in Tully, NY off of I-81. This is a private ski club with limited openings for membership. Members enjoy a private lodge with wireless internet, parking, private locker room and more.
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Western NY / Rochester
650 ft vertical, 30 trails, 5 lifts, 100 skiable acres
Ski and snowboard center 50 miles south of Rochester, New York. Swain has been in continuous operation for 64 years, so needless to say, tradition runs deep here.
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Hudson Valley / Beacon
600 ft vertical, 30 trails, 7 lifts, 90 skiable acres
90 minutes from New York City, 20 minutes from Danbury, Connecticut. Ride the Metro-North Ski Train and catch the free shuttle from the Patterson train station.
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Saratoga / Lake George
300 ft vertical, 7 trails, 3 lifts, 35 skiable acres
Find skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing in Watertown, New York. Dry Hill Ski Area is a tiny ski resort with one lift serving 35 acres of terrain. With it's size it is suitable for beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboards but even though it's small there is a terrain park. There is also a tubing area for more snow fun.
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Central NY / Syracuse
520 ft vertical, 21 trails, 5 lifts, 85 skiable acres
Toggenburg Mountain Winter Sports Center is family owned and operated, located on Toggenburg Road off NY Route 80, one mile east of the Village of Fabius in Central New York State.
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Hudson Valley / Beacon
400 ft vertical, 8 trails, 2 lifts, 100 skiable acres
For over 50 years, Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center at Sterling Forest enjoyed creating a lifetime of family memories. Sadly the ski center will not be opening for the 2015/2016 season.
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Saratoga / Lake George
460 ft vertical, 40 trails, 5 lifts, 124 skiable acres
Ski, snowboarding and tubing in Glen Falls, New York.
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Western NY / Rochester
240 ft vertical, 9 trails, 5 lifts, 35 skiable acres
Brantling Ski and Snowboard Area is located in Sodus, New York just east of Rochester. The ski lodge makes the perfect home base and features a wood stove, cubbies, fireplace, snack bar, beer & wine bar and plenty of picnic space. No trails are rated higher than a blue square. Brantling focuses on being a place to learn and improve their skiing and snowboarding abilities.
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Saratoga / Lake George
505 ft vertical, 14 trails, 5 lifts, 50 skiable acres
Ski and ride center located in Greenwich, New York. Willard Mountain is a ski area where you can come for a few hours on a weeknight and get that big mountain feel with our advanced terrain, all in a price that's affordable.
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Central NY / Rome
500 ft vertical, 15 trails, 3 lifts, 25 skiable acres
Woods Valley is a small ski resort located in Westernville, New York. It has two chair lifts and one surface lift. They have just under 500 feet of vertical but it is spread over 50 acres of trails nearly all serviced by snowmaking. There is also a terrain park.
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Special Packages at Woodloch Resort - Ski 'N' Stay
Woodloch Pines Resort is just a short 90 mile drive from the NYC area! Winner of Trip Advisor's 2012 Traveler's Choice Award. Kids 6 & under free during select midweeks!
Cazenovia Ski Club
Central NY / Syracuse
460 ft
13
3
25
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n/a
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Buffalo Ski Club
Western NY / Buffalo
500 ft
43
7
300
n/a
Bristol Mountain
Western NY / Rochester
1200 ft
34
6
138
n/a
Ski Big Tupper Again
Northern Adirondacks / Tupper Lake
1151 ft
25
2
n/a
Closed
Holiday Mountain
Hudson Valley / Beacon
400 ft
7
4
37
n/a
Hunt Hollow Ski Club
Western NY / Rochester
825 ft
20
4
80
n/a
n/a
n/a
Hickory Ski Center
Saratoga / Lake George
1200 ft
18
4
225
n/a
Four Seasons Golf & Ski
Central NY / Syracuse
59 ft
4
2
12
n/a
Maple Ski Ridge
Saratoga / Lake George
1200 ft
8
4
25
n/a
McCauley Mountain
Southern Adirondacks / Old Forge
633 ft
21
5
75
n/a
Mount Pisgah
Northern Adirondacks / Saranac Lake
329 ft
5
1
15
n/a
n/a
n/a
Mt. Peter Ski Area
Hudson Valley / Beacon
400 ft
14
5
69
n/a
Beartown Ski Area
Northern Adirondacks / Plattsburg
150 ft
9
2
n/a
n/a
n/a
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Oak Mountain
Southern Adirondacks / Speculator
650 ft
22
3
n/a
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Plattekill
Catskills / Kingston
1100 ft
35
3
112
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Polar Peak Ski Bowl
Catskills / Kingston
114 ft
10
1
n/a
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Royal Mountain
Southern Adirondacks / Amsterdam
550 ft
14
3
30
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Sawkill Ski Center
Southern Adirondacks / Amsterdam
69 ft
4
1
4
CLOSED - for snowsports
Closed
Ski Venture
Saratoga / Lake George
100 ft
12
2
n/a
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Labrador Mountain
Central NY / Syracuse
700 ft
22
6
250
n/a
Snow Ridge Ski Area
Central NY / Lowville
500 ft
22
6
130
n/a
Song Mountain
Central NY / Syracuse
700 ft
24
5
100
n/a
Swain Resort
Western NY / Rochester
650 ft
30
5
100
n/a
Thunder Ridge Ski Area
Hudson Valley / Beacon
600 ft
30
7
90
n/a
Dry Hill Ski Area
Saratoga / Lake George
300 ft
7
3
35
n/a
Toggenburg Mountain
Central NY / Syracuse
520 ft
21
5
85
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Tuxedo Ridge
Hudson Valley / Beacon
400 ft
8
2
100
n/a
West Mountain
Saratoga / Lake George
460 ft
40
5
124
n/a
Brantling Ski & Snow...
Western NY / Rochester
240 ft
9
5
35
n/a
Willard Mountain
Saratoga / Lake George
505 ft
14
5
50
n/a
Woods Valley Ski Area
Central NY / Rome
500 ft
15
3
25
n/a
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