great-northern-catskills.JPGExperience Winter Fun in America's First Wilderness Greene County, N.Y. - Fall's spectacular color is beginning to fade in the Catskill Mountains - which means ski season isn't far behind. This winter, savor the snow and discover the legendary Great Northern Catskills with lift ticket deals and discounts that make the most of a day on the slopes. Whether you're planning to spend Thanksgiving in the mountains, or just want to get away for a day on the slopes - the Great Northern Catskills are home to some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the northeast. Windham Mountain has been touted as New York's most accessible alpine ski resort by Ski Magazine, offering 49 trails, 10 lifts and beginner to expert terrain. Find a variety of ski deals for groups, families and couples available at Windham throughout the season. Purchase a Gravity Card online and receive a direct-to-lift card that gives you $25 off a mid-week lift ticket, or $15 off a weekend lift ticket. Windham's Triple Play Card includes direct-to-lift passes for any three days of skiing or snowboarding. Upgrade to the Triple Play Plus Card and avoid blackout dates. Six Pack and Triple Play Cards are now on sale now through Dec. 22, offering steep discounts on multiple lift tickets. Purchase before Dec. 1 and save $30 off the full value card price. Just south of Windham Mountain sits Hunter Mountain, an award-winning mountain known as "the Snowmaking Capital of the World." Hunter boasts energy-efficient snow guns and a six-pack chairlift-the first and only one in New York State-that is capable of travelling 1,000 feet per minute.  Skiers and riders will enjoy 1,600 vertical feet with 55 trails, serviced by 11 lifts and terrain for all skill levels.  Hunter Mountain ski deals for the 2012-2013 season include the Big Lift Ticket for $49, and are available online at Card holders receive 25 percent off weekend and holiday tickets, 50 percent off mid-week non-holiday tickets and one full lift ticket if purchased before November 18. Additional benefits include discounts during holidays and weekends, as well as free lessons and snow tubing. Discover the Great Northern Catskill's incredible winter attractions, events and lodging packages at 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. Greene County is renowned as the home of Thomas Cole's Hudson River School and the inspiration for Washington Irving's literary legend, Rip Van Winkle, and was named in honor of American Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene. This 705,500 acre wilderness offers abundant year-round outdoor recreation and unique cultural events.  Learn more about Catskills packages and winter events at


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