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Downhill Skiing Near Albany, 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?

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Albany has several mountain ranges and ski centers nearby, perfect for a day or an evening out 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.

The Adirondacks, Catskills and Green Mountains are all close to the Capital Region and provide a winter playground perfect for downhill and cross-country skiing, as well as snowboarding.

Mountains & Ski Centers Within Driving Distance Of Albany:

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Maple Ski Ridge
Maple Ski Ridge
Schenectady, NY
Minutes from anywhere in the Capitol Region, Maple Ski Ridge has been a local favorite for over 50 years! Four seasons of family fun. Come see what's new at Maple Ski Ridge
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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 108 trails (2,537 vertical ft), 14 lifts, and six on-mountain dining options!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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,
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.
Mount Snow
West Dover, VT
Mt. Snow/Haystack offers so much to do, it almost defies the name ski center. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, tubing and sleigh rides can all be enjoyed.
Hickory Ski Center
Warrensburg, NY
Hickory Ski Center offers skiers and snowboarders the exciting thrills of an untouched mountain along with family friendly trails for everyone!
Holiday Mountain Ski & Fun Park
Monticello, NY
Located in Monticello, NY in the Catskiils, Holiday Mountain is a fun-filled downhill ski resort offering slopes that are groomed daily using power tillers. The mountain has 9 slopes for every skill level as well as two chalets, and 4 chair lifts. Sn
Belleayre Mountain
Highmount, NY
Visit Belleayre, a ski mountain resort great for any level of skier. There are 10 beginner trails, 15 intermediate and 13 expert-rated downhill skiing trails. This ski center offers state-of-the-art grooming and is known as the "best place to learn t

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