Two Hours North of New York City, Alpine & Off-Hill Adventures Await

GREENE COUNTY, NY (October 19, 2015) - In the Catskills, snow-capped mountains offer family and adventure-friendly activities all winter long. Find adventure on the hill at two ski resorts, or off in the Catskill Park, offering snowshoeing, and Nordic skiing a stone's throw from the best après ski party spots north of New York City.

On the Hill

Two Catskills ski resorts tower over the rest - Windham and
Hunter. Windham, known for offering an array of family-friendly terrain and activities - the Adventure Park has pint-sized snowmobiles and a corresponding track for kiddos - has undergone a massive multi-million dollar upgrade for the
2015-16 ski season. New this year, a Demo Center that allows guests to take new gear for a spin, improvements to the terrain park, and a new Alpine Spa and Yoga Center offering "Snowga," yoga in the snow.

At Hunter, guests can expect more intermediate-to-expert
terrain, massive amounts of fun at the "Largest Snowtubing Park in New York State," incredible baselodge amenities, and dining. Guests who want a little nocturnal adrenaline rush can check out the New York Zipline Canopy Tours' new Night Zip. Available on the Mid-Mountain Tour, the experience involves six ziplines, four rope bridges and a 65 foot rappel, guided by illuminated tree platforms.

Off the Hill

Mountain Trails X-C Ski & Snowshoe Center in Tannersville
offers 35 kilometers of groomed trails winding around 300 acres - making for an easy spot to try either activity for the first time, or find a new favorite trail. Windham Mountain Country Club's Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Center
offers five kilometers of scenic cross country trails, and 2.4 kilometers of designated snowshoe trails. For ATV-enthusiasts, snowmobiling in the Catskills is a must. Rip Van Winkle Snowmobiling & ATV Rentals in Haines Falls offersrentals and guided snowmobiling tours.

Après Ski

The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County now offer seven breweries, one winery, and a wine tasting room. New locations include Rip Van Winkle Brewing at Angela's Pizzeria & Brewery in Leeds, Honey Hollow Brewing Co. in Earlton, a sub-nano brewery offering small batch, hand-crafted ales. A new tasting room at the Hudson-Chatham Winery in Tannersville specializes in small, hand-made batches of wine. Learn more about winter adventures in the Great Northern
Catskills of Greene County at www.greatnortherncatskills.com.

About Greene County:

Greene County is in the Great Northern Catskills, home to five of the 10 highest peaks in the Catskill Park, family resorts, outdoor adventure and year-round entertainment. Known as the nation's first wilderness, and renowned
as the home of Thomas Cole's Hudson River School, the Catskills are a haven for outdoor recreation and artistic inspiration. Greene County was also the inspiration
for Washington Irving's literary legend, Rip Van Winkle. Connect with the Catskills at Facebook.com/GreatNorthernCatskills,
and on Twitter.com/CatskillTourism.

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