Skiing in the Catskill Mountains

Did you know that there are 43 ski mountains in New York? That is more than any other state in the Country! The Catskill Mountains are located just 2 – 2.5 hours north of New York City and are home to some of the best ski resorts on the east coast. Their easy accessibility from the NYC metro area in addition to their wide range of terrain and consistent snow conditions make The Catskills the perfect destination for your next ski trip.

The five ski resorts in the Catskill Mountains

  1. Belleayre Ski Mountain
  2. Hunter Mountain
  3. Windham Mountain Club
  4. Plattekill Mountain
  5. Holiday Mountain Ski & Fun Park


How to choose which Catskill Ski Resort?

The good news when deciding on which Catskill Ski Resort to go to? There is no wrong answer, each is sure to provide you with a fun thrill filled winter getaway. However, each mountain is different in its own way. Check out the details of each mountain below to decide which Catskill Mountain ski resort is perfect for you.

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. Belleayre is also home to the highest skiable peak in the Catskills.

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

Learn more about Belleayre Mountain here.

Hunter Ski Mountain

Hunter Mountain is known as the snow capital of The Catskills. The ski area encompasses three different mountains and 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. 

Windham Mountain Club

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.

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 (for a decent fee) you can even rent out the entire mountain. Imagine having exclusive use of a Catskill Mountain Ski Resort?!?

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

Learn more about Plattekill Ski Mountain here.

Holiday Mountain Ski & Fun Park

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.

Lodging in the Catskills

While most of the NY ski mountains offer onsite lodging there are also many fantastic off mountain lodging accommodations. These properties are often more budget friendly, less crowded and offer many amenities and activities you won’t find at the mountain.

Winter Clove Inn & Resort

An all inclusive resort in the Catskill Mountains! Winter Clove Inn & Resort is ideally located near some of the best ski resorts in the Catskills. Plus, the wide range of onsite amenities and activities include a heated indoor pool, meal plans, bonfires, onsite x-country skiing, bar/lounge and more make it the perfect destination for your winter ski trip.

Contact us today to plan your Catskill Mountain ski trip.

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