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Skiing in New York State

Neighboring New York State is also a popular destination for skiers. Here's your guide to ski areas and resorts in the Adirondacks, Catskills and other New York destinations. See also: New York State Travel Guide.
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Belleayre Mountain
Belleayre Mountain in Highmount, New York, is located in the heart of the Catskill Mountains and is operated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. It offers skiing for all ages in a pristine setting.

Bristol Mountain
Located in Canandaigua, New York, Bristol Mountain has 32 trails and a summit elevation of 2,200 feet. Children seven and under ski or snowboard free!

Catamount
Catamount is located just across the Massachusetts border in Hillsdale, New York. You'll find terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities at this popular Berkshires ski area. Check current conditions online.

Cockaigne Ski Area
This western New York family ski area is blessed with an average of 275 inches of natural snow each winter. Ski five slopes, all named after delicious treats including "Jelly Roll" and "Macaroon."

Gore Mountain
Gore Mountain in North Creek, New York, is operated by the Olympic Regional Development Authority and is located in the country's largest state park. With 62 trails, nine lifts and a 2,100-foot vertical drop, Gore offers skiing for all abilities. Cross country and backcountry skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing are also available.

Greek Peak Mountain Resort
Skiing, tubing, snowboarding or sitting next to the fireplace sipping hot chocolate--they're all options at this cozy ski resort in Cortland, New York. Check for rates, current conditions and available ski and stay packages on their Web site.

Holiday Mountain Ski Area
Located in the Catskill Mountains in Monticello, New York, Holiday Mountain appeals to everyone from first-time skiers to daredevil snowboarders.

Holiday Valley
This Ellicottville, New York, ski resort boasts 52 slopes, 12 lifts and three base lodges. Holiday Valley also operates three terrain parks for snowboarders, skiers and ski boarders. Cross-country skiers and snowshoers will find packed trails on the golf course at the base of the mountain.

Hunt Hollow Ski Club
Frequent skiers and snowboarders may want to consider joining this private ski club near Rochester in Naples, New York. The 80-acre ski area has 100% snowmaking.

Hunter Mountain
Hunter Mountain in the Catskills calls itself the snowmaking capital of the world. 100 percent of Hunter's 53 trails have snowmaking, and all 240 acres of the ski area can be covered by 1,100 snow guns. Even if winter doesn't cooperate, Hunter Mountain is a great place for skiing.

McCauley Mountain Ski Center
Located in the Adirondack Park in the town of Old Forge, New York, McCauley Mountain is a downhill and cross-country ski area where three Olympians have learned to ski.

Peek 'n Peak Resort
Peek 'n Peak is in western New York's Chautauqua County. For a charming ski getaway, stay at the Inn at the Peak, a 19th-century mansion turned inn. You'll have easy access to the ski resort's downhill slopes, tubing arena and cross-country trails.

Plattekill Mountain Ski Area
Just 2-1/2 hours from New York City, Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury, New York, has both beginner ski trails and some of the steepest slopes in the East. This Catskills outpost appeals to families, natural snow enthusiasts and anyone who's looking for great skiing with a small ski area atmosphere.

Snow Ridge Ski Area
Check ski reports for this central New York ski area online, plus find information on rates, ski school, nearby lodging and more.

Song Mountain Resort
Song Mountain is near Syracuse in Tully, New York, and it offers skiing on 24 trails. A good beginner's choice--only three trails will appeal to more experienced skiers.

Swain Ski & Snowboard Center
Watch the Web site for this upstate New York ski area for weekly specials, events and updated snow reports. Don't ski? The whole family can have fun at Gunny's Gorge Tubing Park. Snowboarders will want to check out the Zero Gravity Terrain Park.

Thunder Ridge Ski Area
Family skiing memories await at this ski area located near the New York/Connecticut border. Get there from New York City via the Metro-North Ski Train. Snow is guaranteed with snowmaking over 100 acres.

Titus Mountain
Titus Mountain is in the foothills of the Adirondacks near Malone, New York. It boasts family skiing at affordable prices, along with a snow tubing slide and a ski school for all ages and abilities.

Whiteface
If skiing is your passion, Whiteface is your choice in New York State. Operated by the New York Olympic Regional Development Authority, Whiteface has the highest vertical drop in the East--3,430 feet. Don't worry, though--there is plenty of terrain for less experienced skiers, too. See current conditions for yourself with the Whiteface Cam.

Windham Mountain
Windham Mountain, also known as Ski Windham, is one of New York State's premier skiing destinations. The northern Catskill Mountain area boasts a 3,100-foot summit, 46 trails covering 267 acres for skiing and snowboarding, and a snow tubing area.

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