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Winter > Downhill Skiing

Alpine Skiing & Downhill Ski Resorts In The Adirondacks

Adirondack SkiingAre you ready to start planning your next ski trip in the Adirondacks? With so many downhill skiing opportunities at different area ski resorts, it's no wonder the Adirondack Mountains are the slopes of choice for skiers across New York State.

The Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York offer the perfect combination of breathtaking scenery and world-class facilities.

Whether you are looking for a family resort that has terrain for every skill level, or advanced trails fit for an Olympian, skiing in the Adirondacks offers some of the best conditions, trails and ski resorts in the state! Take a look and see which one will be best for you.

Recommended Adirondack Ski Mountains: NY Skiing At Its Best

Gore Mountain North Creek, NY
Gore Mountain is a premier family ski resort in upstate New York, nestled in the Adirondack Mountains with 109 trails (2,537 vertical ft), 14 lifts, and six on-mountain dining options!
McCauley Mountain Ski Area Old Forge, NY
McCauley Mt. is BIG skiing in a small package. Challenge enough to spawn two Olympic skiers, yet friendly enough to be "New York's Best Family Mountain". Featuring easier trails from the summit, as well as steep bumps to feed skiers and snowboarders.
Hickory Ski Center Warrensburg, NY
Hickory Ski Center offers skiers and snowboarders the exciting thrills of an untouched mountain along with family friendly trails for everyone!
Oak Mountain Speculator, NY
Oak Mountain is a three season resort in the Southern Adirondacks, an easy drive from Albany, Utica or Lake George. There is something to suit everyone's needs at an affordable rate, and they also do weddings!


Popular Ski Resorts In And Around The Adirondacks

West Mountain
Glens Falls, NY
West Mountain has over 21 downhill skiing trails with fantastic views of the surrounding Adirondack Mountains. This is a great place to ski in the Adirondacks with the entire family, offering a little something for everyone. Ski and snowboard rentals are available, and the mountain is lit up for night skiing and tubing.
Other activities at West Mountain: ski and snowboard training classes, snow tubing, mountain biking, and hiking.

Gore Mountain
North Creek, NY
Gore Mountain offers alpine, back country, and nordic skiing trails. Looking for somewhere to bring the kids? Gore provides child care and kid-ski programs, making this a popular resort for families to go skiing in New York State. Lessons and equipment rentals are also available for all members of your family. It's right next to the North Creek Ski Bowl as well!
Other activities at Gore Mountain: snowboarding, snow tubing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking trails, scenic gondola rides, and hiking

Whiteface Mountain
Wilmington, NY
Site of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games, this is one of the best places to go downhill skiing in New York State! Whiteface Mountain isn't too far from Lake Placid and consistently ranks as one of the best ski resorts in the United States, offering a variety of terrain from easy cruisers to challenging runs.
Other activities at Whiteface Mountain: cross-country skiing, snowboarding, gondola rides, hiking on Veteran's Memorial Highway (goes to the summit of Whiteface), mountain biking, nature treks

Titus Mountain
Malone, NY
This northern New York ski resort offers 50 total trails across 3 interconnected mountains for every skill level, including one with a vertical drop of 1,200 feet. Titus Mountain is located in the foothills of the Adirondacks. The resort has 10 chair lifts, night skiing, snow making, lodges, and rentals.
Other activities at Titus Mountain: snowboarding, snow tubing

Snow Ridge Ski Area
Turin, NY
With 21 trails (20% beginner, 60% intermediate, and 20% advanced), Snow Ridge Ski Area is perfect for those who love to hit the snowy slopes. Lake effect snow has given Snow Ridge its nickname of "The East's Heaviest Snowfall". You can even eat at their Tavern230 restaurant.
Other activities at Snow Ridge: ski lessons, snowboarding, cross country skiing, ski shop

Lesser-Known Ski Sites

Mount Pisgah Rec Center
Saranac Lake, NY
With 15 different trails for skiers and snowboarders, this family-oriented ski resort is great for downhill excitement in the daytime and at night!
Other activities at Mount Pisgah: snow tubing, cross-country skiing, walking, biking

Dynamite Hill Recreation Center
Chestertown, NY
Learning to ski? Looking to practice your skills on the slopes? Dynamite Hill is the perfect place to take young children or those who are trying out the sport of skiing for the first time. Glide down their single trail with a tow rope - great for beginner and novice skiers.
Other activities at Dynamite Hill: sledding, ice skating, warming hut, marked nature trail

Indian Lake Ski Hill
Indian Lake, NY
This small ski area in the Adirondacks features slopes for skiing, sledding, and other outdoor winter activities. Skiing at the Indian Lake Ski Hill is free, and there's even an ice skating rink nearby!
Other activities at Indian Lake Ski Hill: ice skating

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