Ski resorts in New York

New York

Did you know that New York ski resorts are worth a visit? Not round the skyscrapers of course but the State. Ski holidays in New York benefit from the resorts having modern and efficient lift systems and snowmaking facilities. The standard of piste grooming in New York ski resorts is exceptional, providing the perfect surface for those who love to cruise for miles over uncrowded terrain.

Ski holidays in New York give you the opportunity to explore beautiful country villages and huge mountains. After a day skiing or snowboarding, you will find a good choice of entertainment and places to eat, from family restaurants to fine dining.

Visiting New York

When you want a rest from the slopes there are plenty of other activities, such as skating, hiking and sleigh riding.

The ski resorts of New York have something for every taste and ability. Some resorts are small and family owned, while others are larger and livelier.

There are three state owned and operated resorts - Whiteface/Lake Placid, Belleayre Mountain and Gore. These are fantastic for family ski holidays in New York. You will find everything from tuition and gentle slopes for beginners, to the East Coast's biggest vertical drop at Whiteface.

New York State has many cross-country trails to suit all levels. Night skiing is also popular in some resorts.

There are 44 main skiing areas scattered across the Adirondack and Catskill mountains. Many are within easy reach of New York City, making them ideal for weekend breaks.

Accommodation has greatly improved in recent years. There is now a good selection of hotels, chalets, apartments etc. to suit every budget. You can choose to stay in a traditional village, such as Lake Placid, or a larger purpose built development.

Resort NameLow AltitudeHigh AltitudeVertical DropLongest RunEasyIntermediateAdvancedExpert/ExtremeSkiingBoardingAprèsFamiliesOverall
Gore Mountain1500 m3600 m2100 m4.0 km84724Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingUS Burlington (2h 27m)CA Montreal (3h 9m)US Boston (4h 34m)
Whiteface Mountain372 m1400 m1028 m3.0 km1730362Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingUS Burlington (2h 8m)CA Montreal (2h 30m)US Boston (5h 40m)