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Only one resort in the Empire State is owned and operated by the state itself: Belleayre Mountain, which sits in Highmount in the heart of the Catskill Mountain Forest Preserve on a site declared "forever wild" by the state of New York back in 1885. This bold proclamation made New York one of ...
Just one hour north of Philadelphia, Blue Mountain boasts 1,082 feet of verticalthe region's largestas well as some serious skiing ambience.
The trails are serviced by 13 lifts, including the region's only high-speed detachable six-seater. For newbies, Blue Mountain also ...
With one of the highest vertical rise of any ski mountain between the Adirondacks and the Rockies, 138 skiable acres, two terrain parks, and a mountain lit for night skiing, Bristol rivals any ski resort in the region. A proud forerunner of the snowmaking industry back in the 1960s, Bristol's ...
This is the Pocono's largest ski area. The recent additions of high-speed quad chairlifts has eased lift lines, while additional trails have helped to spread skier traffic. The resort offers destination amenities, night skiing on all 34 trails, and a multi-chute snowtubing facility. But it's ...
Union Dale, PA
Elk sits in the Endless Mountains, north of Scranton. It advertises itself as offering Vermont skiing, and the trail system does contain stretches that live up that billing. No resort amenities are to be found nearby, but if you come here to simply ride or skiand maybe have dinner in the ...
North Creek, NY
Gore is considered Whiteface's "sister" because they're both operated by the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), but that's about as far as the relationship goes. Gore's trail system bespeaks times gone bytree-lined, they present twists and turns in a meandering texture. Gore ...
Oswego, Ithaca, Utica, Oneonta: The names given to central New York towns located in the Military Tract (a tract of land originally intended to be given as bounty to soldiers of the Revolutionary War) are mostly Greek and Roman inspired. And for more than 50 years, Greek Peak, a ski resort in ...
Fifty miles south of Buffalo in western New York, Holiday Valley is as well known for its location in the quaint town of Ellicottville as for its ski mountain. But this mountain delivers: Readers of SKI Magazine rated Holiday Valley Resort as the sixth best winter resort in eastern North ...
Hidden beneath the tumult, the crowds, the singles scene, and the beehive atmosphere lies one fine ski hill. Intermediate trails are plentiful and alluring, and there's enough challenging terrain to keep advanced skiers very happy. High-speed chairlifts have eased the lift-line backups, but ...
Although they consist of separate resorts, Jack Frost/Big Boulder offers an interchangeable lift ticket and, together, call themselves "The Big Two." Between them, The Big Two offers a full range of skiing, and a pair of snowtubing parks that will entertain all ages. Jack Frost's base lodge is ...