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Snowboarding & Ski Resorts In the Capital Region & Nearby Perfect For Winter Fun

Ready to hit the slopes? There are plenty of ski resorts near Albany where you can downhill ski or snowboard, as well as enjoy cross-country ski trails. Don't ski? Many also offer fun tubing centers that are perfect for families and non-skiers. Relax in a ski lodge by the warmth of a crackling fire - many of the larger ski resorts offer full-service bars, restaurants, and live entertainment!

In addition to local favorites, you can take an easy drive south to the Catskills, north to the Adirondacks, east to Massachusetts or Vermont and enjoy a day, or a weekend of great skiing. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, if you live in Albany, you are always just a drive away from a mountain where you can enjoy the powdery slopes.

Check out the list below for more information on each of the area's ski resorts!

skiers at West Mountain
West Mountain Ski Area
Queensbury, NY
Go West this winter! Conveniently located just 3 miles off I-87's Exit 18, West Mountain Ski Area is NY State's premier destination for outdoor and family-friendly winter fun, including downhill skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing.
cross country skiers in a race
The Nordic Center at Gore Mountain
North Creek, NY
The Nordic Center at Gore Mountain features a wide range of well-designed trails for both cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at the historic North Creek Ski Bowl. Trails range in difficulty from beginner and family-friendly to expert level!
a map of mccauley mountain ski area
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.
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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!
Burden Lake Country Club
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!
three people cross-country skiing with a young girl dressed in blue in the lead
Lapland Lake Cross-Country Ski Center
Northville, NY
Lapland Lake in the southern Adirondacks has been offering a unique winter experience to individuals, couples, and families for over 35 years with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, lessons, equipment sales and rentals, and more.
Killington Ski Resort
Killington, VT
Killington Ski Resort is the largest ski and snowboard resort in the east with over 3,000 acres within the boundary.
Ski Butternut
Great Barrington, MA
Located in Great Barrington, MA, Ski Butternut is a ski resort offering over 20 trails, two terrain parks, a full-service ski and snowboard shop, and more.
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.
Plattekill Mountain
Roxbury, NY
Venture southwest of Albany for Catskills skiing or snowboarding! There are 35 trails in all - from beginner cruising trails all the way up to double black diamonds with 1,100 feet of continuous vertical drop. The family-run Plattekill Mountain also
Sawkill Family Ski Center
Kingston, NY
Located in Kingston, NY, Sawkill Ski Center is just a quick drive from Albany! Sawkill was designed specifically for snowboarders, beginner skiers and snow tubers. Ski and snowboard instructions, rentals and a ski shop are also on the premesis.
Hunter Mountain
Hunter, NY
Slightly farther away from the Capital Region lies Hunter Mountain, with 240 acres of trails and a variety of terrain to challenge all levels. This big mountain offers all the normal ski resort amenities, including lessons, rentals, tubing, lodging,
Pico Mountain Ski Area
Killington, VT
With more vertical drop than 80% of New England ski resorts, a terrain park, a classically styled base lodge, and great ticket deals, Pico is your home in the mountains.
Bromley Mountain Ski Resort
Peru, VT
"Staff was amazing, kids loved it!" Ski Bromley, VT, New England's Best Family Resort! Bromley offers top skiing and snowboarding for a memorable ski vacation at great value & features award-winning kid's programs, diverse terrain & friendly staff.
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.
Royal Mountain
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.
Windham Mountain
Windham, NY
Head south of Albany to Windham Mountain, offering a large variety of trails from easier ones to challenge the rookies, to extremely difficult to challenge the expert. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, a tubing hill offers fourteen lanes and th
Stratton Mountain Resort
Windham County, VT
Go skiing, snowboarding or enjoy other winter fun at Stratton Mountain. Located in Bondville, VT, about 2 hours northeast of Albany, Stratton is known for its highest peak in Southern Vermont and world-class terrain park.
Mount Peter Ski Area
Warwick, NY
Drive two hours southwest of Albany to Orange County this winter for skiing in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Family-operated Mount Peter, the oldest operating ski area in the state, is known for its free beginner ski and snowboard school.
Stowe Mountain Resort
Stowe, VT
Stowe is a world-class mountain resort in the quintessential New England town consisting of two mountains, including the highest peak in Vermont at 4,395 feet.
Jay Peak Resort
Jay, VT
Jay Peak Resort offers a vertical drop of 2,153 feet, making it the eighth largest drop in New England and the fifth largest in Vermont.
Otis Ridge Ski Area
Otis, MA
Otis Ridge Ski Area in Otis, MA, offers the perfect terrain for those who are looking to ski or snowboard during winter. The ski resort is family-friendly and offers trails for beginners and experts, as well as a ski school and camp.
Ski Blandford
Blandford, MA
Featuring over 20 trails, Ski Blandford in Blandford, MA, is the perfect place to go skiing and snowboarding. The ski resort also offers lessons, racing programs, and much more.
Okemo Mountain Resort
Ludlow, VT
Travel to southern Vermont and enjoy excellent skiing on Okemo. This ski mountain resort offers 19 lifts, 632 of winter wonderland and 117 trails, from beginner to expert.