For those people living or vacationing in the Albany area, the question is not one of where to ski, it's one of how far do I feel like driving today?
The Adirondacks, Catskills and Green Mountains are all so close to the Capital Region and provide a winter playground perfect for snowboarding and downhill, alpine and cross-country skiing - perfect for any skiing ability. Enjoy countless other outdoor activities in the Empire State including tubing, ice fishing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice climbing, and more. Get the scoop on all these winter activities in our Albany Winter Guide!
OR, stay warm and relax at one of the cozy Albany bed and breakfasts, ski resorts or inns and enjoy a soothing winter getaway. Discover lodging specials in the area that will make your escape even more affordable. Prefer indoor fun during the colder months? Explore the many Albany attractions including historic museums, tours, theaters, and much more!
Albany has several mountain ranges and ski centers nearby, perfect for a day or an evening out skiing or snowboarding on the slopes
From as close as twenty minutes to as far as three hours, some of the best ski slopes in New York, Massachusetts and Vermont are within reach. Below is a sampling of downhill ski centers in the Capital / Saratoga Region, just a short drive from Albany NY.
Capital - Saratoga Region Downhill Ski Centers
Minutes from anywhere in the Capitol Region,Maple Ski Ridge has been just outside of Schenectady for 50 years!Weekend Ski or Snowboard lesson programs,Private lessons and school vacation programs. Come for a day and learn to love winter again.
Enjoy premier winter activities close to home at Catamount Ski Center. Skiing and riding that's fun for the whole family. 1000' vertical, 33 trails & parks, 99% snow making and $29 lift tickets Monday - Friday, non holiday!
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.
Beautiful Burden Lake Country Club in Averill Park offers family, individual, junior and senior memberships as well as daily rates. Club restaurant offers relaxation, great food, and can accommodate all of your entertainment needs!
Just over the border into Massachusetts lies Jiminy Peak, offering several advanced and expert trails, as well as private and group ski lessons for beginners.