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New York Ski Resorts FAQ

The state of New York is home to the most ski areas in the entire United States. The Empire State provides a variety of terrain from the high peaks of the Adirondacks to the rolling hills of the Catskills.

Gore Mountain, located in North Creek, offers the most skiable acres of any other resort in the state. Whiteface Lake Placid boasts the highest peak summit of any ski resort in the entire Eastern United States at 4,867 feet and was home to the 1980 Winter Olympic games.

Windham Mountain prides itself on providing a family friendly experience for all ages and skiing abilities. Belleayre Mountain, located in the Catskill Mountains in Highmount, is steeped in skiing history and only a few short hours from New York City.

Which Are the Best New York Ski Resorts for Families?

There are many ski resorts that are perfect for families. Here are a few:

  • Gore Mountain
  • Whiteface Lake Placid
  • Hunter Mountain
  • Windham Mountain
  • Holiday Valley

What New York Ski Resorts Are Near New York City?

The closet ski resorts to New York City are as follows:

  • Windham Mountain (2 hours away)
  • Thunder Ridge (2 hours away)
  • Hunter Mountain (2.75 hours away)
  • Belleayre Mountain (3 hours away)
  • Catamount (3 hours away)
  • Whiteface Mountain (5 hours away)

Click on any resort below to find out ski and snow reports for New York resorts, or click on the other tabs for information on New York resort stats, chairlifts or user reviews of New York ski areas.

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