Belleayre Mountain Ski Center is one of the Catskills largest ski resorts. Owned by the State of NY, Belleayre offers affordable big mountain skiing close to New York City. With a respectable 150” of annual snowfall and 1,404’ of vertical drop, Belleayre is a favorite day trip resort for New York City metro area skiers.
The closest big mountain ski resort to New York City, Gore has long been overlooked by skiers heading to Vermont or Lake Placid. Just exactly why that is remains something of a mystery.
Greek Peak is Central New York's largest ski resort and also offers some of the region's best terrain. Greek Peak offers skiing on three distinct small peaks and although Greek Peak's 952' vertical drop is small, the resort's slopes are graced by a heavy fall of lake effect snow each winter.
Hickory Ski Center is one of the great hidden secrets in East Coast skiing. Renowned for its steeps, trees and vintage ski experience, Hickory Ski Center is also a great place for families.
Hunter Mountain ski resort is one of most popular day trip destinations for New York City metro skiers. At less than three hours from Manhattan, Hunter provides big mountain skiing close to home. Of course, Hunter's 1,600' drop and world class snowmaking system are no secret and weekend skiing can be epically crowded.
Plattekill Mountain is the natural snow capital of the Catskills. Plattekill is perfectly located to catch lake effect snow. There are no higher peaks between Plattekill’s 3500’ summit and Lake Ontario, meaning then when lake effect snow bands roll in from the west, they smack into the large catcher’s mitt that is Plattekill and drop snow…lots of snow.
West Mountain is a favorite Adirondack day trip area for locals in the Lake George and Albany areas. With a respectable 1,010' drop and value pricing, it is popular with families and ski race programs.
Windham Mountain ski resort offers a family-friendly ski experience close to New York City. At under 3 hours from Manhattan, Windham is a popular choice for New York metro area families looking to avoid the mayhem at nearby Hunter Mountain
Whiteface ski resort and the two-time Winter Olympic village of Lake Placid are nestled in the Adirondack Mountains in Northern New York State.