The Best Places to Ski/Snowboard in New York

Want to take your family on a winter excursion? Amtrak allows you to do so without the hassle of cramming your car full of skis, snowboards and equipment! Save hours of driving and just hop on the train at a nearby Amtrak station, and visit some of New York’s finest ski resorts. Rent equipment upon arrival for a low rate, and simply return it at the end of the day!

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CATAMOUNT SKI AREA
78 CATAMOUNT RD HILLSIDE NY 12529
(20.1 MILES FROM HUDSON AMTRAK STATION)
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Located on the New York/Massachusetts border, Catamount Ski Area has 36 trails, most of which are of beginner to intermediate difficulty, so the entire family can enjoy their time. There are also 5 separate terrain parks for the more skilled and daring individuals! If you’re up for it, there is also a 400-foot half-pipe. 


More information: CatamountSki.com


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HUNTER MOUNTAIN
MAIN ST HUNTER NY 12442
(26.5 MILES FROM HUDSON AMTRAK STATION)
Hunter-Mountain | New-York-By-Rail
 

Hunter Mountain is proud of its Learning Center, designed to get beginners on the advanced slopes in no time. The learning center features terrain designed and tailored specifically for beginners! Not a beginner? Hit the 58 trails Hunter has to offer, and try to conquer the unique and challenging steeps and bumps!

 
More information: HunterMtn.com 


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GORE MOUNTAIN
793 PEACEFUL VALLEY RD NORTH CREEK NY 12853
(VIA NORTH CREEK RAILWAY FROM SARATOGA SPRINGS AMTRAK STATION)
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Gore Mountain is New York’s largest ski resort! With over 100 different trails and over 2000 feet of vertical, the excitement is endless. Gore features gondola style lifts that get you up the mountain quickly and efficiently to ensure that you get your money’s worth! If you get hungry, there are 6 dining stops located on the mountain!

 More information: GoreMountain.com


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WHITEFACE MOUNTAIN
2634 MAIN ST  LAKE PLACID NY 12946
(34.5 MILES FROM WESTPORT AMTRAK STATION)
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With 283 acres of terrain covered in fresh powder, Whiteface mountain is a close competitor with Gore mountain. It has the “Kids Kampus” which is a mountain for the young beginners. It has its own lift and a magic carpet to get the kids up the slope, and staff on site to help the kids hone their skills and work their way onto the actual mountain!

 More information: Whiteface.com 


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GREEK PEAK
2000 NY-392 CORTLAND NY 13045
(44.2 MILES FROM SYRACUSE AMTRAK STATION)
Greek-Peak | New-York-By-Rail
 

Greek Peak is Central New York’s largest ski resort! It’s the perfect place to bring the family. The mountain has a snow tubing slope for younger children and challenging trails for the more skilled crowd. Stay at the resort’s hotel, and hit the indoor waterpark. There is even a massage parlor to relieve tension and soreness!

More information: GreekPeakMtnResort.com


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BRISTOL MOUNTAIN
5662 NY-64 CANANDAIGUA NY 14424
(37.0 MILES FROM ROCHESTER AMTRAK STATION)
Bristol-Mountain | New-York-By-Rail
 

Bristol Mountain, featuring 35 trails that vary in difficulty, has extensive lighting throughout the mountain, to ensure that every trail is open from the early morning to the time they close! The mountain also boasts an advanced snowmaking system to ensure that 100% of their trails are covered!


More information: BristolMountain.com


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KISSING BRIDGE
10296 STATE RD, GLENWOOD, NY 14069
(23.6 MILES FROM BUFFALO-DEPEW AMTRAK STATION)
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With a total of 10 lifts spanning 39 trails, Kissing Bridge is known for its quick lines, allowing for more time on the slopes! It has a 1,700-foot summit, hosting mostly intermediate trails, making it the perfect mountain to teach your children. By the end of the day, they will have mastered the famous “Pizza, French Fry” technique!

 More information: KBski.com


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