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Great Downhill Skiing Near Albany NY

More Fun: Cross Country Skiing Snowshoeing Snowmobiling Winter Activities

Find Downhill Skiing Resorts:

Capital - Saratoga Region
Hudson Valley
Catskills
Adirondacks
Just Outside NY

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

Ski Areas Near Albany New York

Enjoy the magic of skiing in New York State! There are plenty of ski resorts near Albany! The Capital Region and surrounding areas offer both family-friendly and all-inclusive ski and snowboarding resorts.   Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you will enjoy the powdery slopes in NY!

For more information about the area ski centers that are just a quick drive away, read our Albany Area Skiing Guide.

Maple Ski Ridge Schenectady, NY
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.
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.
Catamount Ski Area Hillsdale, NY
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!
Burden Lake Country Club Averill Park, NY
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!
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
Hancock, MA
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.
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