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Mount Peter

Since its inception in 1936 as a Macy’s department store-owned resort, created to show off the latest in stylish mountain gear, Mount Peter has remained in fashion for the last eight decades. Now famous for things other than chic ski wear, Mount Peter is renowned for its free beginner ski and snowboard school.

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They are also well-known for their fantastic snowmaking and extensive grooming, a challenging and ever-growing terrain park, top-notch racing and development programs, and perhaps most importantly, their warm, welcoming, family atmosphere. It’s one of the closest resorts to New York City and has been a favorite for innumerable families for several generations. As they say, a trip to Mount Peter is like “coming home.”

The resort is intimate and extremely easy to navigate. The area spans 70 acres, boasts 11 trails evenly distributed for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders. There is 500 feet of vertical to shred and with an average snowfall of 55” and snowmaking ability on 100% of the mountain, skiing conditions will remain optimal throughout the season, even if the weather fails to cooperate.

The fantastic and free ski and snowboard school is a huge draw for visitors to the resort. Their professional PSIA / AASI will happily and patiently instruct first-timers and have them racing down the slopes in no time. No matter what age or physical condition, Mount Peter's experienced staff have the right tools and knowledge to teach anyone to ski or snowboard, and perhaps most importantly, instill in their students a lasting love of snow sports. 

Off the Slopes

The Hudson Valley boasts many great outdoor and indoor activities during the wintertime. Many historic and cultural attractions exist in the region, including the Boscobel Mansion, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Home and the Crailo State Historic Site. In addition to the great historic places to visit, the area has snowtubing parks, ice skating, snowshoeing and cross country.

There is no slope-side lodging available except for a single unit mountain chalet, however there is a vast array of options around the resort. Many accommodations team up with Mount Peter each year to offer simply fantastic ski and stay deals. Check out the towns of Warwick, Chester, and Greenwood Lake for the bulk of lodgings. Whether it be a quiet and romantic bed and breakfast, a reliable chain hotel or spacious modern suites, the area has plenty of options guaranteed to suit all tastes and budgets.

There isn’t a whole lot of après ski options at Mount Peter. Fortunately, the surrounding towns offer a little bit in the way of pubs, bars and lounges. However, do not expect a wild après scene, as this is primarily a family-oriented resort, there is not an emphasis on nighttime activities. Since the resort is only one hour from Manhattan, a day trip is a great idea for those seeking some evening excitement once they get off the slopes.

Getting Here

Getting to Mount Peter Ski Resort is simple. Located only an hour from New York City in the Hudson Valley, visitors from afar would do well to fly into one of the three airports servicing the city. By car, take the New York State Thruway to Exit 15 A. Route 17 North to Route 17A West. From there simply follow signs to Mount Peter.

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