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Ski Areas Near Albany NY & Capital Region

Hit the slopes at a popular ski area near Albany NY. From downhill to cross country, there are plenty of ski areas to keep you busy through the Winter.

Albany has several ski mountains and ski centers nearby, making for a perfect day trip or an evening out skiing or snowboarding on the slopes.

Mountain Biking at West
West Mountain
Queensbury, NY
Located off I-87, between Lake George and Saratoga Springs. West Mountain offers learn-to-lessons, alpine racing, night skiing and snow tubing in the winter and tree top aerial adventures and mountain biking from spring into fall.
McCauley Mountain in the sunset
McCauley Mountain Ski Area
Old Forge, NY
Skiing, snowboarding and more await at the family-friendly McCauley Mountain Ski Area in Old Forge, which offers all the excitement of a bigger mountain without the crowds and lines.
two skiers in red jackets skiing under a chairlift
Gore Mountain
North Creek, NY
Gore Mountain is a premier family ski resort in upstate New York, nestled in the Adirondack Mountains with 110 trails (2,537 vertical ft), 14 lifts, and six on-mountain dining options! Gore is open for fall fun on Saturdays & Sundays through Oct. 11.
Royal Mountain Ski Area
Caroga Lake, NY
Check out Royal Mountain Ski Area in Caroga Lake, just over an hour away from Albany, for skiing and more winter fun.
Whiteface Mountain
Wilmington, NY
Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington is the Lake Placid Region's premier site for downhill skiing and snowboarding. Whiteface has the greatest vertical of any lift-serviced mountain in the Northeast, and it offers multiple groomed trails.