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What Makes New York Unique

New York’s Lake Placid has already been home to two winter Olympic Games. The Adirondack state park is bigger than Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks combined. Northern New York offers breathtaking beauty and some serious ski and snowboard vertical challenges, making a New York ski vacation a great choice.

Major Ski Resorts

In all, New York has at least 32 ski resorts. In the North Country, there are Dry Hill, Willard Mountain, Gore Mountain, Oak Mountain, Maple Ski Ridge, Royal Mountain, McCauley Mountain, Titus Mountain, Mt. Van Hoevenberg (for cross-country and snowshoeing,) and the incomparable Whiteface Mountain. Whiteface can proudly and rightfully boast about their 3,430 feet of vertical drop, the greatest vertical drop in the east, 3,166 feet of which are lift-serviced. With 76 ski runs cover, 18 miles of trails, you'll love this mountain. Snowboarders have five freestyle terrain parks, and there’s a super-tube, that’s one-and-a-half football fields long. Definitely a New York ski vacation destination of choice for this coming winter, and many more to come. 

In the Southeast part of the state are the Catskills, including Belleayre Mountain, Catamount, Holiday Mountain, Hunter Mountain, Ski Plattekill, Ski Sterling Forest, Thunder Ridge and Windham Mountain ski resorts. The Central (Leatherstocking) region adds Beaver Lake and Highland Forest for cross-country, Four Seasons, Greek Peak Mountain, Labrador Mountain, Toggenburg Mountain, and the Woods Valley Ski Area. To the west, out towards Niagara Falls, is the Allegheny region. It brings the Brantling Ski Slopes, Bristol Mountain, Cockaigne Ski Area, Holiday Valley Resort, Holimont, Hunt Hollow, Kissing Bridge, Northhampton Park, Peek ‘n Peak Resort, Powder Mills Park, and the Swain Ski & Snowboard Center. Only 75 minutes away from New York City in Patterson, New York, there’s Thunder Ridge Ski and Snowboard. You don’t even have to have a car to get there! Just ride the Metro-North Ski Train. Now how much easier could it be than that? Thunder Ridge is very active, and offers night skiing til 9 pm Monday through Saturday.

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Ski Resort Opening and Closing Dates for 2015-2016

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Epic Snow Battle: Skiing vs. Snowboarding

Visit the snowy peaks of North America, and you’ll find be faced with an ultimate decision: should you ski or ride? In the wintery world of snow sports, does it matter whether you descend on one plank or two? It does, and here’s why. Old vs. new Skiing has been around since the beginning – literally […]


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What is après ski if nothing but a fun-filled, entertainment packed, high energy after party for the guests at a ski resort when the ski day has ended? Well actually, that’s exactly what it is: an entirely rich and diverse culture around the world – said to have originated in the Alps – where skiers gather […]


Guide to Nationwide Ski and Snowboard Blowout Sales

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Family Fun at Gore Mountain, NY

The “off” season is winding down, which means it is time to start planning your ski vacation. Don’t wait until the leaves start to turn. Tickets and great vacation packages are on sale now for your favorite mountain resorts. If you are looking for a new place for your family to ski this winter, try […]


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There are many perks that come with working here, but the part that I enjoy the most are the giveaways. Sure, we give away free lift tickets, goggles and many other items that any skier and rider would love to add to their arsenal of ski gear. We’ve even given away a pair of K2 […]


What Do You Need to Know When Renting?

You’ve planned the ski trip, found all the discounts you can and now you’re ready to hit the slopes… but what about your equipment? If you’re going to rent your ski & snowboard equipment for the first time at the resort, here are some tips to make it easier for you and the rental technicians. Skis […]


How to Save Money on Your Next Ski Trip

Ski trips cost money! They’re always worth it, but it can be hard for the college kid, a family, or the budget shopper to spend hundreds of dollars on one or two days of skiing. There has to be a way to spend less money on roughly the same experience, right? There is. In fact, there […]


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