NY  Ski Mountains

Did you know that there are 43 ski mountains in New York? That is more than any other state in the Country! These 43 ski mountains are spread throughout Western and Upstate NY and each offer their own unique charm and character. The Catskill Mountains are located just 2 – 2.5 hours north of New York City and are home to 5 of the NY Ski Mountains. Their easy accessibility in addition to their wide range of terrain and consistent snow conditions make them the perfect destination for your upstate New York ski trip.

Is skiing in NY safe given Covid-19?

If done properly skiing and snow boarding can be a safe and fun winter activity even in the age of COVID-19. Face coverings and goggles are common ski attire and are also believed to be helpful in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Any activity presents a risk of exposure to COVID-19 and therefore cannot be deemed 100% safe.

Things to consider when planning a ski trip

  1. Your comfort and risk level – Given the threat of COVID-19 not everyone will feel comfortable traveling nor should everyone travel. Above all, it is important to know your individual risk level before going to a ski mountain.
  2. State Travel Regulations – All states are implementing their own travel advisories and restrictions. Therefore, you will need to know how these advisories impact and affect you. Information on the NY State travel advisory can be found here. If traveling from out of state be sure to find your own states travel information.
  3. NY Ski Mountain Policies – While all the ski mountains are dedicated to providing a safe environment the specific policies do differ from one mountain to the next. You should familiarize yourself with their safety guidelines and cancellation policies.
  4. Plan Ahead – Many of the ski mountains in New York State are limiting capacity. Additionally many are only selling lift tickets in advance and not offering tickets for sale at the mountain.

Catskills Ski Mountains

Windham Ski Mountain

The perfect NY Ski Mountain for all ability levels. They have everything from the bunny hill to moguls and glades.

  • 54 trails
  • 12 lifts
  • 285 skiable acres
  • 1,600′ vertical

Learn more about Windham Mountain here.

Belleayre Ski Mountain

This Catskill ski mountain is owned and operated by the state and offers extensive glade skiing in addition to the only gondola in the Catskills.

  • 50 trails
  • 8 lifts
  • 171 skiable acres
  • 1,404′ vertical

Learn more about Belleayre Mountain here.

Hunter Ski Mountain

This NY ski mountain isn’t one mountain but actually three! Hunter also offers two of the best terrain parks in the east in addition to the largest tubing park in the state.

  • 54 trails
  • 12 lifts
  • 285 skiable acres
  • 1,600′ vertical

Learn more about Hunter Mountain here. 

Plattekill Ski Mountain

A truly unique NY Ski Mountain with a personal touch. This mountain is perfect for families with smaller kids or those looking for smaller crowds. Above all, midweek you can even rent out the entire mountain. Imagine having exclusive use of a NY ski mountain?!?

  • 35 trails
  • 3 lifts
  • 112 skiable acres
  • 1,100′ vertical

Learn more about Plattekill Ski Mountain here.

Holiday Ski Mountain

Holiday is one of the smaller ski mountains in NY but it still has plenty to offer. If you are new to the sport this is a good mountain for your first runs.

  • 3 lifts
  • 37 skiable acres
  • 400′ vertical

Learn more about Holiday Ski Mountain here.

NY Ski Mountain Lodging

While most of the NY ski mountains offer onsite lodging there are also many fantastic off mountain lodging accommodations. These properties are often less crowded and offer many amenities, meal plans and other fun activities. For instance, Winter Clove Inn & Resort is located near Windham and Hunter ski mountains and is the perfect Catskill NY resort for your next ski trip.

Winter Clove Inn & Resort

An all inclusive Catskill NY resort! Winter Clove Inn & Resort is located close to two of the best NY ski mountains, Windham and Hunter. The wide range of onsite amenities and activities include a heated indoor pool, meal plans, bonfires, onsite x-country skiing, bar/lounge and more. In other words, theres something for everyone.

Contact us today to plan your ski trip at one of the best Catskill NY resorts.

Not a skier or boarder? Check out these awesome off ski mountain winter activities in the Catskills.