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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Twice the site of the Winter Olympics, Lake Placid offers a wonderfully quirky combination of small-town Americana and international competition center. Whiteface boasts the East's largest vertical drop, but also harbors a reputation for being cold and icy. It can be that, but there's something ...
Just a few miles north of Hunter, but worlds apart as far as atmosphere, sits Windham Mountain. The modern base lodge, among the most pleasant anywhere, and the generally simple trail layout make this a great place for intermediates and families. Beginners find safe haven on the far right side ...