Speaking frankly, New York City doesn’t really have anything on offer when it comes to snowy slopes and downhill trails. Luckily for the people of ‘The Big Apple,’ there are several well-founded ski resorts within a reasonable distance from the city. And with the wintertime knocking our doors, it only makes sense to flock upstate and take them frosty slopes by a storm.
With ample snow and moderate to challenging slopes, our much-researched post to ski resorts around NYC will guide you through some of the best places to have some winter sun.
- Mount Peter, Warwick: Not only the oldest ski range in the state of New York, Mount Peter is also the nearest to NYC. This snowboarding and skiing area has been in operation since 1936 and is known for its trademark beginner and private skiing lessons for all skill levels.
Number of Trails: 14
Hours (Beginning January 2nd): Monday – 10 am to 5 pm
Tuesday to Friday – 10 am to 8:30 pm
Saturday – 8:30 am to 8:30 pm
Sunday – 8:30 am to 5 pm
- Mountain Creek, New Jersey: About one and half hour drive away from NYC, this is also one of the most easily accessible ski areas for a day trip from NYC, and quite good too. Offering family-friendly surroundings along with scenic views, convenient lodging options, zip line and snow tubing, it sure is an exceptional skiing venue.
Number of Trails: 44
- Camelback Resort, Pennsylvania: With the largest tubing area in America and the biggest skiing terrain in the vicinity, this full-year resort is one of the best ski resorts in Pennsylvania. Their ski training programs for kids and adults have garnered several awards. The wide variety of trails and the privilege of night skiing have people flocking from far and wide.
Number of Trails: 34
Hours: Monday to Friday – 9 am to 9 pm
Saturday and Sunday – 8:30 am to 9 pm