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Experience Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding North of Albany, NY in the Adirondacks

The Adirondack Mountains transform into a winter wonderland each year, and the region is home to premier ski resorts offering trails for all skill levels. You can plan a day trip to one of these ski areas or stay the night and enjoy an Adirondack "ski-cation." Depending on which place you choose, the drive is approximately 50 minutes to 2.5 hours from Albany, NY.

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Discover Adventure at These Adirondack Ski Resorts

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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.
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 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.
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.

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