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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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Featured Blog Posts

Three Top Ski Boots to Try This Season

When you really get into skiing, improve your skill, and start to hit the slopes more often, you need to take a look at your equipment. When you first start out, all you care about is staying up and getting down the slope without any incidents, but as you get better you want better equipment, […]

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The Benefits of Cross-Country Skiing

If you’ve never been cross-country skiing, you should try it. It certainly doesn’t have the thrill factor that comes with downhill skiing, but there are several other aspects that set it apart from any other sport. It’s a great hobby and there are a few things that you might enjoy about cross-country skiing. No lines, no […]

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Plan Your Ski Day in 4 Steps

As the snow piles up in the mountains like a favorite puffy jacket, or chenille blanket (depending on your description of a ‘perfect Sunday’), we all need to start making plans. Sometimes those plans are to rack up as many days on your local hill as possible, dreaming big in triple digits. Sometimes the plan is […]

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How To Save Money on Ski and Snowboard Rentals

You’ve impatiently waited for winter to start. Your ambition is to spend as many weekends on the slopes as possible this season. What you don’t have is your own gear. For anyone who has just moved to a mountainous area, or decided to take up winter sports, the prospect of investing in a full setup […]

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How to Improve Your Snowboarding Technique

So you’ve learned the basic snowboarding skills, enough so that you blend in with the other knuckle draggers on the hill. Don’t stop there. Snowboarding coaches often say that when your riding technique plateaus you should stick with a plan that will help you push yourself further. So instead of settling, use these tips and you’ll […]

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How to Choose the Perfect Ski Boot

Choosing the perfect ski boot is critical. A well-fitted boot means the difference between cutting it up on the slopes, or spending the day at the lodge with sore feet. That said, here are some things to keep in mind when it’s time to pick the perfect pair. Don’t judge a boot by its color […]

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Who Will Get First Chair? Ski Season Opening Dates 2016-2017

There’s no doubt that soon after the hues in the tree lines turn orange, red and yellow, winter fans across the continent start looking forward to the first snowflakes to grace the mountain tops, and to the unofficial start of the ski season 2016-17. Ski season opening dates 2016 go into full swing now! That time has […]

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Do This to Stay In Top Shape For Skiing and Snowboarding

You don’t have to wait for winter weather to get in top shape for the slopes.  If you’re planning on doing a lot of skiing and riding next season, start training your body now. After all, you don’t want to be that one who’s worn out after the first day. With that in mind, here are a few […]

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Going on a Family Ski Vacation? Save by Renting Your Equipment

If you are in the midst of planning a family ski vacation, you’re probably feeling super-excited about your upcoming trip. You might be anxious to go out and purchase all of the newest and best ski equipment so that you and your family will be prepared, but that is one thing that you might want […]

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Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month Savings in the East

Everyone’s hitting the slopes in the East to make up for a late start this ski season. If you’ve never skied or snowboarded before, National Learn to Ski and Ride Month in January is the perfect time to start. Not only do resorts offer special packages designed to make learning easy, they can save a […]

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