Ski and snowboard season is just around the corner—so it's time to plan your winter ski trips now. Save on gas, make new friends, and hit the slopes with ease by taking these buses from NYC to some of the best mountains in the Northeast.

NYC Snow Bus

Skier at Hunter Mountain

Instead of driving out of the city and dealing with traffic, why not kick back and relax by booking your next ski or snowboard trip through NYC Snow Bus? Their bundle packages can include everything you might need—from lift tickets to waterproof pants—and you're sure to make friends on the ride up. Book a trip to Whiteface, Gore, Hunter, or Windham Mountain. Buses will pick you up from Downtown Brooklyn, Upper West Side, Times Square, and Union Square.

OvrRide

Snowboarding Couple at Hunter Mountain

OvrRide is a collective of snowboarders from around the world that have started the first and only rider-owned and -operated tour program in Manhattan. Buses pick up riders from a slew of NYC locations—including stops in Brooklyn, LIC, Union Square, and the Upper East Side—and go to Hunter and Windham.

Urban Sherpa

Skiers at Plattekill

Urban Sherpa is one of NYC's most popular winter concierges. Hop on one of their luxury motorcoaches for an on-hill snow day at Hunter Mountain or Windham. Buses leave from Union Square and Times Square. Overnight trips are also offered.

Island Ski Tours

Skiers on Chair Lift at Windham Mountain

Take a break from big city life and immerse you in the mountainous landscape of Windham Mountain with a day trip by Island Ski Tours. Buses leave from the Grand Hyatt Hotel on 42nd Street near Grand Central.

Sourced Adventures

Skier at Hunter Mountain

Sharpen your skis, slide on your boots, and get ready to hit the snow with Sourced Adventures' NYC Ski Bus. From clothing to gear to lift tickets, Sourced Adventures will make sure you're perfectly set to enjoy a day on the slopes. Pickup locations include Adventure Cafe in Downtown Brooklyn, where you'll get a discount on breakfast to start your day off right, Union Square, or at West 45th Street at Eleventh Avenue. Ski destination? Hunter Mountain.

Paragon Sports Express

Skier at Windham Mountain

Escape to the north hassle-free with Paragon Sports Express Bus Trips to Hunter Mountain and Windham Mountain. Non-stop buses leave from the Paragon Sports store on 18th Street and Broadway.

Ski Bums

LGBTQ group Ski Bums offers group outings all over the country, including day trips to fabulous New York spots like BelleayreWindham, and Hunter. Be sure to save some energy for the ride home as the bus back to the city tends to have a party vibe. Buses leave from midtown near Penn Station.

Don't forget to visit I Ski NY for much more info on New York's world-class ski destinations.