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Catamount Ski Area

Catamount Ski Area boasts 36 trails, most of which are of beginner to intermediate difficulty, so the entire family can enjoy their time. For the daring individuals, there are 5 separate terrain parks and a 400-foot half-pipe!

Catamount Ski Area is located on Mount Fray of the Taconic Mountains in Hillside New York, and South Egremont, Massachusetts. The ski resort is not only one of the few remaining family-owned ski areas in New England, but is one of the largest ski areas in the Berkshire/Taconic Mountains.

With a vertical drop of 1,000 feet and 119 acres of skiable area, Catamount Ski Area has 36 trails to ensure every skier and snowboarder can enjoy their time. Dedicated to snowboarding, Catamount Ski Area’s Megaplex trail features a 400-foot halfpipe and includes a terrain park that has a variety of hits including Rails, Table Tops, and a big Air Jump.

Lodging and Dining

When you visit Catamount, you’ll be in the heart of one of the Northeast’s most beautiful regions: The Berkshires. There’s a wide variety of fine lodging, superb restaurants, and all kinds of fun activities ranging from antique shops to water parks. For on mountain dining there are two options. Enjoy après-ski in Catamount Ski Area’s fall line lounge, the Tavern – featuring a wide variety of beers and spirits including a locally brewed micro beer. The Café Line offers all of the choices you and your family are looking for.

Mid-Week Ski & Stay packages are available at nine nearby lodging facilities ranging from hotels to bed and breakfasts. This package includes lift tickets and requires two consecutive night stays.

“We’ve been going to Catamount for a couple years and, as an occasional snowboarding family with beginner to intermediate skills, we can’t think of a better place! “

—Alison S., New Hartford, CT



(a note on COVID 19 from Catamount Mountain Ski Resort from their website)

“COVID-19 and the risk of viral contamination have fundamentally changed the recreation industry and we have been planning accordingly. As we start looking beyond the immediate crisis, it’s clear people are yearning for human connection and a return to the activities they love. We believe that we can satisfy that need for connection and recreation while maintaining a healthy distance from each other. In order to achieve that balance, it’s important to have a clear set of principles, guided by core values.”

Take Amtrak to Catamount Ski Area

Experience Catamount Ski Area via Amtrak to Hudson Station in Columbia County—Don’t forget to use Amtrak’s See New York and Save 15% discount!

Get picked up from Hudson Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Hudson office today at 518-828-5492.

Where to Stay in Hudson

Looking for a getaway opportunity? Spend the night and experience all the Hudson area has to offer. Book a room at Wm. Farmer and Sons—just up the street from Basilica Hudson—and spend the weekend experiencing rich history, cultural hotspots and amazing views with the New York By Rail two-day itinerary, City of Hudson and Beyond. Read about the itinerary and other great places to visit here.