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Great Skiing Near Albany: Ski Resorts Are An Easy Drive North, South, East & West

Ready to hit the slopes for a fun day of skiing? 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 and other activities that are perfect for families and non-skiers. Relax in a ski lodge by the warmth of a crackling fire -- the larger Albany area 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 NY, 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, and enjoy skiing all winter long.



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 excitemen... [+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 grea... [+More]
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.... [+More]
Plattekill Mountain
Roxbury, NY
Venture southwest of Albany for Catskills skiing or snowboarding! There are 38 trails in all - from beginner cruising trails all t... [+More]
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... [+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 Ve... [+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 ... [+More]
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 a... [+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.... [+More]
West Mountain
Queensbury, NY
West Mountain in Queensbury, NY, is a year-round recreation destination offering skiing, snowboarding, and tubing during winter an... [+More]
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 ... [+More]
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 extreme... [+More]
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 p... [+More]
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 dea... [+More]
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 r... [+More]
Whiteface Mountain
Wilmington, NY
Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington is the Lake Placid Region's premier site for downhill skiing and snowboarding. Whiteface has the ... [+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 grou... [+More]
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 wond... [+More]