great-northern-catskills.JPGSki, Ride, Stay & Save in New York's Adventure Capital this Winter Greene County, N.Y. - In the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, winter is a time of adventure, when families and friends, beginners and experts, students and seniors, gather to spend the day skiing and riding at Hunter and Windham Mountains - two of New York State's top alpine ski resorts offering January deals during "Learn a Snowsport" month.  As part of January's Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month, Hunter Mountain is offering participants a special "Bring a Friend" deal. Simply purchase a Single-Pak ticket for $59.25 and receive a free lift ticket. For added savings, buy a Beginner Single-Pak online to get 25% off a regular ticket price, ski or snowboard rental and a 90-minute group lesson. Discounts valid Sunday through Friday during non-holiday periods. For skiers and riders who want to continue their on-hill education, Greene County's ski schools and experienced staff offer unparalleled instruction on the snow. Hunter Mountain's award-winning Learning Center is nationally recognized, providing comprehensive instruction that keeps skier's needs in mind. Ski camps and workshops for intermediate skiers and riders who want to advance their skills on the slopes are also available. At Windham Mountain Ski School, learn to ski programs provide lessons for beginners and intermediate skiers and riders who want to perfect their technique, learn a new sport or conquer their trepidation with a Fear Workshop. Windham's Adaptive Sports Foundation is the largest program of its kind on the East Coast, offering lessons for children and adults. Open Wednesday to Sunday through March, participants can book half or full day lessons. Top January Deals at Ski Resorts in the Catskills
  • For Repeat Customers: Windham Mountain's Gravity Card offers direct-to-lift card so guests can skip the ticket window and head straight to the lift. Cardholder benefits include $25 off midweek lift tickets, $15 off weekend tickets, and more. Purchase the Gravity Card anytime for $99.
  • For a Couples Getaway: Thompson House's Midweek Ski & Stay Package in Windham includes overnight accommodations for two, continental breakfast and two ski vouchers for Hunter Mountain. Rates start at $164 per night and the package is available through March 3, 2014 during midweek, non-holiday periods.
  • For Families: Winter Clove Inn's $78 Amazing Special B&B Package includes overnight accommodations, full breakfast, $49 lift tickets to Windham, $17 snowtubing tickets, cross-country skiing on property with free equipment rentals and more. Rates start at $78 per adult, per night, package valid February 7-9, 2014.
For a list of other Great Northern Catskills' ski and stay packages, visit www.GreatNorthernCatskills.com/resorts-lodging/packages. About Greene County:         Greene County is located in the Great Northern Catskill Mountains and the verdant Hudson River Valley.  The region is home to five of the 10 highest Catskill Peaks and the Catskill State Park and is known as the nation's first wilderness. Renowned as the home of Thomas Cole's Hudson River School and the inspiration for Washington Irving's literary legend, Rip Van Winkle, the Catskills are a haven for outdoor recreation and artistic inspiration. Visit www.greatnortherncatskills.com for more information.

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