dozen ski areas offer a wide range of downhill skiing and snowboarding
opportunities-from family friendly to expert-only. Family-friendly ski
areas include Gore Mountain in North Creek, West Mountain in Queensbury, and
Snow Ridge in Turin, which benefits from Great Lake Ontario's lake-effect
snow. Many ski areas also offer cross-country ski and snowshoe trails.
State parks in the region offer ice-skating, ice-fishing, snowshoeing,
cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
Great places to enjoy
skiing and other winter sports in the region include:
Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington: Home of the greatest vertical
drop east of the Rockies, Whiteface has 81 trails serviced by eight lifts.
Open from November through early spring, it is one of the premier alpine ski
resorts of the northeast . .
Known as the Olympic Mountain, Whiteface hosted the 1932 and 1980 Winter
Olympic Games alpine events.
Gore Mountain in
North Creek: A family-friendly place to ski offering 102 trails - 94 alpine
and eight Nordic. Vertical drop is 2,537 feet and the longest run is almost
Titus Mountain in Malone: Stretching across three mountains,
Titus offers 42 trails and glades, two terrain parks and 10 lifts. Night
skiing and snow tubing located on-site.
West Mountain in
Glens Falls: Great skiing for all abilities. Enjoy 40 trails spanning 124
acres. Night skiing, snow tubing and lodging packages available. Located near
the Lake George area.
Garnet Hill Lodge Cross Country Ski Area
in North Creek: Authentic Nordic ski resort offer four seasons of fun on 600
acres. Lodging, dining and family-friendly entertainment offered throughout
the ski season.
Downhill ski areas include Maple Ski Ridge,
Royal Mountain and Willard Mountain. Pineridge XC Ski Area in Postenkill and
Tree Have Trails in Galway offer miles of groomed cross-country ski and
snowshoe trails. State parks throughout the region offer ice-skating,
ice-fishing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
Downhill ski areas include
Hunter, Windham, Plattekill and Villa Roma mountain resorts, as well as ski
centers at Belleayre Mountain, Holiday Mountain and Plattekill Mountain. Many
ski areas also offer cross-country ski and snowshoe trails. In Tannersville,
Mountain Trails XC Ski Center has over 35 marked and groomed trails.
Mountain: 171 skiable acres
with 96% of terrain covered by snowmaking; 8 lifts, 47 trails &
glades, Rail Park, Terrain Park & Half Pipe; 4 lodges; equipment
rentals & lessons; open daily, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Lodges; 8:00 AM -
4:00 PM Lifts.
Valley YMCA: 6,000 acres set
deep in the Catskill Mountains with miles of skiing for all ages and
abilities. Over 25 kilometers of trails, including groomed trails; track
set; and backcountry trails. Open daily 9:00 AM - 4:30; Ski rental shop
Ski areas, including
Holiday Valley Resort, HoliMont Resort, Peek'n Peak Resort and Swain Resort,
offer a wide range of downhill skiing and snowboarding opportunities. Holiday
Valley, HoliMont, Peek'n Peak and the Art Roscoe XC Ski Area offer great
cross-country ski and snowshoe trails. State parks such as Allegany offer
ice-skating, ice-fishing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
Local snowmobile clubs groom hundreds of miles of trails in one of New York's
Park offers top cross-country skiing.
One of the most well-known trails within the park is the Art Roscoe
Ski Touring Area that offers over 18 miles of groomed trails for both cross
country skiing as well as over 25 miles of backcountry trails.
even more miles of adventure, visit the Holiday
Valley cross country skiing (external link) trails. Here, you can cruise the groomed trails or
the tracks made by snowmobiles. Location:
Nature Center's offers group cross-country ski trips on 9+ miles of
trails. Open dawn to dusk year round,
their free trails offer everything from short, level walks to long, rugged
climbs. Enjoy deep woods and open
meadows, creeks and ponds, and lots of great wildlife habitats. Portville. NY
Downhill ski areas include Bristol, Greek Peak
and Labrador Mountain resorts as well as Brantling, Four Seasons, Hunt
Hollow, Song and Toggenburg ski centers. Many cross-country ski and snowshoe
trails are found throughout the region in resorts and parks such as Beaver
Lake and Cumming nature centers, Greek Peak Mountain Resort and Highland
Forest County Park.
Mountain Winter Sports: Six lifts, 25 trails, two
terrain parks, rental shop, childcare, restaurant, RV parking areas and
musical entertainment. Longest run: one mile. Location: Fabius, NY
Peak Mountain and Nordic Center: Greek Peak Mountain
Resort in Cortland is a premier destination ski resort. 30 trails, slopes and
a new quad lift for 2014.Three terrain parks make Greek Peak Mountain Resort
an ideal destination for snowboarders. Greek Peak Nordic Center is the
perfect cross-country setting.
For more information on winter sports in the
Finger Lakes region please visit www.lovefreshair.com
ski centers include Buffalo Ski
Club and Kissing Bridge, each within
a half-hour's drive of Buffalo. Snow-tubers love the giant downhill tubing
park adjacent to Kissing Bridge, the Colden Tubing Company and Polarwave Snowtubing Park in
Batavia featuring chutes of all sizes.
ski trails crisscross the region from Byrncliff
Resort to Letchworth State Park.
Other winter sports in Letchworth Park include snowshoeing and ice-skating.
ski areas include Catamount, Mt. Peter, Sawkill Family Center, Thunder Ridge
and Tuxedo Ridge. Rocking Horse Ranch also features downhill and
cross-country skiing. Fahnestock Winter Park, Minnewaska State Park Preserve
and the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz have cross-country ski and
snowshoe trails. Other parks throughout the region offer ice-skating,
snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
State Park Preserve: Located
in the Shawangunk Mountains just outside of New Paltz. Minnewask hosts
winter nature programs, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowshoe
rentals. Open 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM daily.
Mountain House: Cross-country
skiing offers a great way to cover many trails of Mohonk's territory,
weather permitting. 30 miles of trails. Ski Shop with ski and snow shoe
rentals on premises.
Valley Rail Trail: 12.2-mile
path for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing through New Paltz and
Park Ice Rink: Newly opened
outdoor ice rink in Open daily for hockey: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM, 2:00
PM-4:00 PM and 7:30 PM-9:00 PM. Open daily for skating: 11:00 AM-2:00
PM; 4:00 PM-7:30 PM. Outdoor pond skating and sledding is also available
at New Paltz Sports Park
- Hudson Valley
Resort & Spa: Fly down the
rolling hills of the resort's snow coveredgolf course. On-site snow
making ensures fun without worrying about snow fall and a T-bar lift
whisks riders right up to the top after each run. Open Saturdays and
Sundays; 10am-12pm & 2-4pm.
Grove Ranch and Family Resort: A
day pass at the ranch let's you and your family enjoy all activities at
the ranch without needing to stay. Snow tubing, ice skating, skiing,
laser tag, ping pong, indoor pool and more fun than you can pack into a
10 AM - 4PM day!
Horse Ranch: A giant snow tub
run with a lift to bring you back to the top. Day guests can bring their
own sleds or snow tubes, but snow tubes are available for rent.
In the Snowbelt, east
of Lake Ontario, lake-effect snow covers the Tug Hill Plateau with an annual
average of 300 inches. At its edge, Winona State Forest has over 30 miles of
nature trails and unplowed roads ideal for snowmobiling, snowshoeing,
cross-country skiing and even dog-sledding. Dry Hill Ski Area just outside
Watertown has ski and snowboarding trails open day and night, and a fantastic