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Have Fun All Winter Long in Albany: Great Skiing Plus Outdoor & Indoor Attractions

Albany NY offers a wide variety of fun winter activities, whether you love spending a day on the slopes, prefer skiing or snowmobiling along forrested trails, or enjoy the many outdoor attractions and indoor activities that are perfect for the whole family. Get started on your winter adventure by checking out one of the local businesses below. 

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Rocking Horse Ranch
Highland, NY
Rocking Horse Ranch is America's favorite family resort. Their all-inclusive packages feature accommodations, activities, entertainment and meals. Start planning your next family adventure now!
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Albany's Indoor Rockgym
Albany, NY
Rock climbing is a full-body workout disguised as fun! We take the health and safety of our clients very seriously. We want to reassure you that we are committed to inviting you to a safe space.
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Christmas Land LLC
Altamont, NY
Get in the holiday spirit. Virtually or in-person. Gather family & head over to Christmas Land LLC - the Capital Region's premier hotspot for old-fashioned holiday season activities, including pictures w/Santa, sleigh rides, crafts, treats & more!
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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.
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The Discovery Center at Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Albany, NY
The Discovery Center at Albany Pine Bush Preserve is the gateway to the Pine Bush! Featuring various interactive exhibits, activities, classrooms, and more, this interpretive center introduces visitors to everything that makes the preserve distinct.
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Rollarama Skating Center
Schenectady, NY
Rollarama offers indoor roller skating, inline, quad and speed rentals, full service snackbar and inexpensive fun for all!
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The Arts Center of the Capital Region
Troy, NY
The Arts Center of the Capital Region engages people in the creative experience. We are the region's preeminent proponent of the arts & creative education, expression, and appreciation, serving people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds.
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Far Shot Axe Throwing
Albany, NY
Have a unique experience and the time of your life at Far Shot Axe Throwing! Far Shot has the edge on hosting sharp parties - have a go at axe throwing, knife throwing, or archery.
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Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Albany, NY
The Albany Pine Bush Preserve nestled between Albany and Schenectady is one of just 20 inland pine barren environments in the world! It consists of over 3,000 acres of land, nearly 20 miles of multi-use trails, and is home to many plants and animals.
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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!
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Wintertime Wonderland
Latham, NY
Santa's Village, Candy Cane Alley, a life-size gingerbread house, a vendor market, Christmas trees - it truly is a Wintertime Wonderland! Celebrate the season an all new way this year at this unique attraction and event.
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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.
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The Relief Room
Malta, NY
The Relief Room is the first location of its kind in the Capital Region. They are a rage room facility where you can let loose and smash, destroy, and demolish a variety of items in a safe environment.
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Billy Beez Crossgates
Albany, NY
Enjoy twisting slides, bouncing trampolines, intricate obstacle courses, a toddler area, and much more at Billy Beez, the ultimate indoor recreation center for kids of all ages.
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Dave & Buster's
Albany, NY
This family-friendly chain offers a sport-bar-style atmosphere for American food, arcade games, and more. It's the perfect place to enjoy family-friendly fun or a date night with your favorite person.
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.
Swinburne Skating Rink
Albany, NY
Swinburne Skating Rink in Albany, NY, is an all weather protected skating rink. Open year round for city residents, the skating rink is designed for roller skating during the warmer months and ice skating in winter.
Hunter Mountain
Hunter, NY
Slightly farther away from the Capital Region lies Hunter Mountain, with 320 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, and more.
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.
Windham Mountain Resort
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.
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.
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
Delmar, NY
The Five Rivers Environmental Education Center is a living museum comprised of over 450 acres of fields, forests and wetlands. The visitor center features interactive displays and exhibits. Enjoy hiking, birding, snowshoeing, and more activities.
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.
Pico Mountain Ski Area
Mendon, 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 Mountain Ski Area is your home in the mountains.
GET AIR Trampoline Park
Albany, NY
Visit GET AIR Trampoline Park in Crossgates Mall and have a blast throughout the facility. The indoor park features wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pits, a dodgeball court, ninja obstacle course, and more.
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.
Bromley Mountain Ski Resort
Peru, VT
Ski Bromley, VT, New England's Best Family Resort! Bromley offers top skiing and snowboarding for a memorable ski vacation at great value and features award-winning kid's programs, diverse terrain & friendly staff.
Empire State Plaza Ice Rink
The tremendously popular Empire State Plaza Ice Rink is open for free outdoor ice skating each winter in Albany, NY.
Plattekill Mountain
Roxbury, NY
Venture southwest of Albany for Catskills skiing or snowboarding! There are 38 trails in all - from beginner cruising trails all the way up to double black diamonds with 1,100 feet of continuous vertical drop.
Stratton Mountain Resort
Stratton Mountain, VT
Go skiing, snowboarding, or enjoy other winter fun at Stratton Mountain. Located in Vermont, Stratton is renowned for their snow and grooming, fast lifts, and outstanding blend of terrain and trails for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Okemo Mountain Resort
Ludlow, VT
Travel to southern Vermont and enjoy excellent skiing on Okemo. This ski mountain resort offers 20 lifts, 632 acres of winter wonderland, and 121 trails, from beginner to expert level.