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Where to Ski and Snowboard in the Northeast

Where to Ski and Snowboard in the Northeast

Our skiing and snowboarding guide includes ski mountains in New York and the slopes of Connecticut, New Jersey, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania.


Updated Nov. 2020: Skiing and snowboarding with the family this winter? Our guide includes resorts and mountains just outside of the New York metropolitan area, to the slopes of Connecticut, New Jersey, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. Beginner lessons and kid-friendly slopes for new skiiers and snowboarders are readily available at most mountains. No need to haul your gear, either—you can rent skis, snowboards, helmets, and all of your winter sporting needs right on site. Please note: Hours and programs are subject to change, especially due to the pandemic. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details before your visit.
 

Ski Mountains in Southeast New York
Ski Mountains in Upstate New York 
Ski Mountains in Connecticut
Ski Mountains in New Jersey
Ski Mountains in Berkshires, Massachusetts
Ski Mountains in Poconos, Pennsylvania
Ski Mountains in Southern Vermont
Ski Mountains in New Hampshire


Ski Mountains in Southeast New York

Belleayre Mountain
181 Galli Curci Road, Highmount
845-254-5600
Features 50 trails, parks, and glades. Offers ski and snowboard lessons with age groups 4-6, 7-12, and 13 and older. Round-trip bus service from NYC via Adirondack Trailways (trailwaysny.com) includes lift ticket and luggage lock-up. Rental equipment is available for all ages.
What you should know: Masks are required indoors. Social distancing is enforced. Check the website for general operational and travel updates as they pertain to COVID-19.

Catamount
78 Catamount Road, Hillsdale
518-325-3200
Has 42 trails. Children 6 and younger ski free on weekends. Season passes available.
What you should know: Face masks/coverings are required in both indoor and outdoor spaces and whenever social distancing isn't possible. Check the website for detailed information about COVID-19 safety precautions.

Holiday Mountain Ski and Fun Park
99 Holiday Mountain Road, Monticello
845-796-3161
Boasts six trails, night skiing, and snow tubing. Beginner lessons available.
What you should know: Face masks are required.

Hunter Mountain
64 Klein Ave., Hunter
518-263-4223
Spans four faces and includes 67 trails and 13 lifts. The resort is offering several competition programs for children this year.
What you should know: Faces masks are required and social distancing is enforced at all times when in public spaces and interacting with those who are not in your party. Check the website for information regarding COVID-19 safety guidelines and operational updates.

Mount Peter
51 Old Mt. Peter Road, Warwick
845-986-4940
Features 14 trails, from beginner to black diamond, a terrain park, tubing, and a new quad lift. Offers free beginner lessons on weekends and holidays with the purchase of a lift ticket (for ages 5 and older).
What you should know: Face masks required except when visitors eat or actively ski. The resort is following all New York State guidelines for limiting capacity and social distancing.

Plattekill Mountain
469 Plattekill Mountain Road, Roxbury
607-326-3500
Features 38 trails and a terrain park. Private, semi-private, and private family group lessons will be offered this season. Lessons are available for children as young as 3. Lift-serviced snow tubing open in 2-hour sessions on weekends and holidays; children must be at least 3 feet tall.
What you should know: Check the website for information regarding COVID-19 safety guidelines and operational updates.

Rocking Horse Ranch
600 Route 44/55, Highland
GPS address: 13 Pancake Hollow Road, Highland
800-647-2624
A family resort that includes downhill skiing, snow tubing, horse-drawn sleigh ridges, and skating. Best for the ski “dabbler.” Offers beginner classes (in the Never Ever Area) and free equipment rentals (snowboards not available) with your stay. Free pickup service available from the Amtrak train station in Poughkeepsie and Stewart International Airport in Newburgh.
What you should know: Masks are required indoors, and outdoors when social distance cannot be maintained.

Thunder Ridge Ski Area
137 Birch Hill Road, Patterson
845-878-4100
Boasts 22 trails with many slow and gentle slopes for beginners and intermediates. Public transportation by Metro North available.
What you should know: State and local COVID-19 safety guidelines are enforced, including social distancing. Seasonal lockers are not available. Check the website for detailed operational updates.

Windham Mountain
19 Resort Drive, Windham
800-754-9463
Boasts 54 trails over two peaks and six terrain parks (for beginner to expert riders), plus an Adventure Park with ice-skating that is weather dependent, kids' snowmobiling, and snow tubing with a conveyor lift. Ski and snowboarding programs for kids ages 5-15. Lessons for children with disabilities are offered through the Adaptive Sports Foundation (call 518-734-5070 for more information). Bus service available from NYC via Adirondack Trailways (trailwaysny.com).
What you should know: Face masks/coverings required except during active skiing and riding, and social distancing is enforced. Some amenities will not be available, including the Children's Learning Center and on-site purchase of rental equipment. Check the website for a complete list of COVID-19-related changes and updates.

 

Ski Mountains in Upstate New York (worth the trek!)

Bristol Mountain Resort
5662 Route 64, Canandaigua
585-374-6000
Has 36 trails and six lifts. Ski lessons for children as young as 4; snowboard lessons for children as young as 6. Childcare program for children as young as 18 months and babysitting services for children with reservations 48 hours in advance.
What you should know: Face masks and social distancing are required.

Gore Mountain
793 Peaceful Valley Road, North Creek
518-251-2411
Boasts 110 trails, including 28 glades, and eight freestyle areas. Daily ski and snowboard lessons for children as young as 4. Daycare available for children ages 6 months to 6 years. The new Nordic Center offers 5k for cross-country skiers and snowshoers.
What you should know: Face masks/coverings required except with actively skiing or eating/drinking while seated. Social distancing is enforced. Check the website for complete COVID-19 related updates and changes.

Whiteface The Olympic Mountain
5021 Route 86, Wilmington
518-946-2223
A U.S. Olympic training site. There are expert trails, as well as Bear Den Mountain Area for kids and families learning to ski or snowboard. Lessons for ages 4 and older, all skill levels.
What you should know: Face masks required. Social distancing is enforced. Check the website for complete COVID-19 related updates and changes.

 

Ski Mountains in Connecticut

Before making plans to ski in Connecticut, make sure to read the Connecticut travel advisory as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mohawk Mountain Ski Area
46 Great Hollow Road, Cornwall
860-672-6100
Has 26 trails; 112 skiable acres on 350 scenic acres of state forest; 16 night skiing trails; and eight lifts. Lessons for adults and children available.
What you should know: Face masks and social distancing are required.

Mount Southington
396 Mount Vernon Road, Plantsville
860-628-0954
Features 14 trails, most of which are beginner and intermediate level, and two terrain parks. Introductory ski lessons for ages 4-9 are offered on weekends and holidays. Private ski and snowboard instruction also available.
What you should know: Face masks required. Social distancing enforced. The resort is operating at a reduced capacity this season. Priority will be given to those who've purchased season passes, joined race teams, established prepaid groups, or have enrolled in multi-week programming. Check the website for detailed safety precautions and updates.

Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort
99 Powder Hill Road, Middlefield
866-860-0208
Features 19 trails and four terrain parks, plus snow tubing and snowbiking. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons for kids and adults, as well as lessons for ages 3-5. You can take the Metro-North train to Bridgeport. Offers year-round skiing and snowboarding.
What you should know: Masks will be mandatory indoors and outdoors. Social distancing and one-way traffic procedures will be implemented. Capacity for all indoor space held at a maximum of 50 percent. The resort is restricted to below 50 percent of itsr uphill capacity.

Ski Sundown
126 Ratlum Road, New Hartford
860-379-7669
Has two terrain parks and night skiing or snowboarding in more than 70 scenic skiable areas. Group ski lessons available. Registration required for private lessons. Offers "start anytime" lift tickets and rentals, walk-in daily lessons, and family events.
What you should know: The resort is following all state recommendations at the time of opening for social distancing, sanitization and capacity restrictions regarding COVID-19. Check the website for a detailed list of safety precautions and updates.

 

Ski Mountains in New Jersey

Before making plans to ski in New Jersey, make sure to read the New Jersey travel advisory as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Campgaw Mountain
200 Campgaw Road, Mahwah
201-327-7800
201-327-6088
Small ski area with two aerial lifts and four surface lifts, night skiing, trails, snow tubing (must be at least 42 inches tall), equipment rentals, retail, food, and group events and birthday parties (through the group sales office). Lessons (ski and snowboarding) and programs for kids and adults available. Approximately 20 miles north of the George Washington Bridge.
What you should know: Face masks required at all times except when eating. Social distancing is to be observed at all times/wherever possible, signed health declarations will be required at entry and customer temperatures will be taken at entry.



Mountain Creek Ski Resort
200 Route 94, Vernon
973-827-2000
Features 50 trails, mostly beginner and intermediate, and a large terrain park. Private lessons available. Night skiing and snow tubing for kids ages 5 and older who are at least 42 inches tall. Approximately 50 miles from Manhattan.
What you should know: Face masks and social distancing measures will be in place and mandatory throughout the resort this year.

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Ski Mountains in Berkshires, Massachusetts

Before making plans to ski in Massachusetts, make sure to read the Massachusetts travel advisory as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Berkshire East Ski Resort
66 Thunder Mountain Road, Charlemont
413-339-6618
Trails for all skill levels, and a terrain park. Kids and adult lessons available.
What you should know: Call for information about COVID-19-related safety precautions.

Bousquet Ski Area
101 Dan Fox Drive, Pittsfield
413-442-8316
Private and group ski lessons available. Tubing is offered daily with a minimum height requirement of 42”. Flex pricing for tubing starts at $13. for ages 5 and older.
What you should know: Reservations are required. Guests can schedule blocks of time on the mountain. Face masks are required. Check the website for detailed operational updates and changes.

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
37 Corey Road, Hancock
413-738-5500
Features 45 trails, three terrain parks, nine lifts, and night skiing. KidsRule program features lessons for kids ages 6-14. Mountain Coaster rides are available for non-skiers and riders on weekends and holidays, weather permitting.
What you should know: Face masks/coverings required inside and out. Check the website for more information about COVID-related updates.

Otis Ridge
159 Monterey Road off Route 23, Otis
413-269-4444
Group and private lessons available.
What you should know: The resort is following all local and CDC guidelines for COVID-19. Check the website for a full list of safety precautions and operational updates and changes.

Ski Butternut
380 State Road (Route 23), Great Barrington
413-528-2000
Boasts 22 trails, 6 lifts, and an 11-lane snow tubing center for kids and adults. Adventurers ski programs for ages 6-13 and miniRIDERS snowboarding programs for ages 6-13. Reservations encouraged.
What you should know: Check the website for the resort's COVID-19 operating plans and safety guidelines.

 

Ski Mountains in Poconos, Pennsylvania

Before making plans to ski in Pennsylvania, make sure to read the Pennsylvania travel advisory as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blue Mountain Ski Area
1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton
610-826-7700
Has 40 slopes ranging from beginner to expert. Adult and kids lessons available.
What you should know: Face masks required except when eating or drinking, and social distancing is enforced. There is no ski check this year. Indoor space is limited. Check the website for detailed COVID-19 operating plans and safety guidelines.

Camelback Mountain Resort
301 Resort Drive, Tannersville
570-629-1661
Boasts 39 trails, most for novices and beginners. Learn to ski and snowboard classes for kids ages 4-12. Snow tubing with double tubes available for children as small as 33 inches, accompanied by an adult.
What you should know: Face masks required in all public areas, food and beverage outlets, and in all building facilities. Social distancing is enforced. Check the website for detailed COVID-19 operating plans and safety guidelines.

Jack Frost
434 Jack Frost Mountain Road, Blakeslee
Sister resort: Big Boulder, 357 Big Boulder Drive, Lake Harmony
570-443-8425
Offers a variety of children’s ski and snowboard lessons.
What you should know: Face masks required, social distancing enforced. The resort has implemented a reservation system to ensure everyone has the space they need on the slopes. Check the website for detailed COVID-19-related safety precautions and operational updates.

Montage Mountain Resorts
1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton
800-468-7669
Boasts 26 trails and one terrain park. Ski lessons for kids as young as 7. Snow tubing for those 42 inches and taller (32 inches and taller for smaller hills).
What you should know: Face masks are required and social distancing is enforced. Check the website for additional COVID-19-related safety precautions and operational updates.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg
570-421-7231
Has 23 trails, two terrain parks, night skiing, and snow tubing, with tandem tubes for one parent and a child shorter than 46 inches. Offers a Mommy/Daddy & Me program for 4-year-olds and one guardian; the SKIwee program, for ages 5-6, is being offered in a smaller class size this season.
What you should know: No 3-year-old programs this year, but will be back next season. Face masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be adhered to. Visitors may ride the lift with the party they are traveling with other than that two people on the quad wearing masks. The lodges will have fewer seats and heated tents outside for extra seating and people who pack their own lunch. The resort suggests tailgating at your vehicle for a safe alternative. The park will be open, as will the top lodge, café and restaurant with limited seating.

Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain
192 Karl Hope Blvd., Lackawaxen
570-226-8585
Features 18 trails. Specializes in private lessons for children ages 4 and older, which can be purchased in advance by phone. Children 5 and younger receive a free lift ticket with a paying adult.
What you should know: Face masks are required. Social distancing is enforced. Tickets, rentals and group lessons can be purchased online.

 

Ski Mountains in Southern Vermont

Before making plans to ski in Vermont, make sure to read the Vermont travel advisory as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bromley Mountain Ski Resort
3984 Vermont Route 11, Peru
802-824-5522
Boasts 47 trails and nine lifts. Ski and snowboard lessons for children and adults.Children ages 5 and younger receive free lift tickets.
What you need to know: Check the website for detailed COVID-19-related safety precautions and operational updates.

Killington Resort & Pico Mountain
4763 Killington Road, Killington
802-422-3333
Features 155 trails, and several terrain parks. Private lessons for kids 2 and older.
What you should know: Face masks are required and social distancing is enforced.

Mount Snow
39 Mount Snow Road, West Dover
800-245-7669
Spans 600 acres with 20 lifts, 100 acres of terrain parks, and eight lanes of snow tubing for all ages. Lessons for kids as young as 3.
What you should know: Face masks required and social distancing is enforced.The resort is managing the number of guests each day. Pass holders will be given priority access to secure reservations on their preferred days. Lift tickets will not go on sale until Dec. 8, 2020, after all pass holders have had time to secure their preferred reservations. Call for more information about COVID-19-related safety precautions and operational updates.

Okemo Mountain Resort
77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow
802-228-1600
Boasts 121 trails and 20 lifts. Free skiing and riding for children ages 6 and younger. Children and adult lessons available.
What you should know: Face masks required when actively skiing or snowboarding. The resort is enforcing enhanced cleaning protocols and social distancing in accordance with Vermont State COVID-19 guidance.

Smugglers’ Notch Resort
4323 Vermont Route 108 S., Smugglers’ Notch
800-419-4615
This resort spans three mountains and has 78 trails. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, dog sledding, and snowmobile touring are available. Families enjoy court-side pool and kids of all ages play in the FunZone, the family entertainment and recreation center. Ski lessons for kids and adults available.
What you should know: Face masks required at all indoor facilities when social distancing isn't possible. Check the website for detailed COVID-19-related safety precautions and operational updates.

Stratton Mountain Ski Resort
5 Village Lodge Road, Stratton Mountain
800-787-2886
Snow tubing in the Coca Cola Tubing Park (must be at least 5 years old and 42 inches tall).
What you need to know: Call for information about COVID-19-related safety guidelines.

 

Ski Mountains in New Hampshire

Before making plans to ski in New Hampshire, make sure to read the New Hampshire travel advisory as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cranmore Mountain Resort
239 Skimobile Road, North Conway
800-786-6754
The 10-lane tubing park is open weekends (Friday-Sunday) and major holidays. Lessons available for ages 6 to 12 and 13 and older.
What you should know: Face masks required. Social distancing enforced. There is a reservation system for food and beverage outlets. All ticket and product purchases must be done through the website. Check the website for detailed information about COVID-19 safety precautions and operational updates.

 

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