Epic Skiing & Riding in the Adirondacks

The Adirondack Region's alpine ski areas offer a wide range of downhill skiing and snowboarding opportunities - from family friendly to expert-only.

If there's only one thing we can lay claim to here in the Adirondacks, it's that we do winter vacations extremely well. Sure, we've got 2,000 miles of hiking, trophy fishing, and a reputation for epic trips and deep lakes, but winter? Winter is when the Adirondack Mountains pull out all the stops.

The Adirondack Region's ski resorts are treasured places, the mountains of first tracks at dawn, races to the base lodge, and stories that fill every turn, tuck, and huck in between. We're not just talking backcountry skin-up, ski down treks, or bunny slope victories, we're talking about some of the best skiing in the Northeast, period.

These are New York mountains, where beginners who have never been on skis before begin a lifelong passion for carving turns and taking GoPro worthy spills before getting back up, brushing off, and going again. This is where all you intermediate and expert skiers and riders conquer the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies, and crush trails marked in diamonds.

This is the Adirondacks, NY. This is where winter comes to play at ski resorts that offer terrain for all abilities. This is the place for heroic ski days. These are days everyone from your four-year-old to your grandmother will be talking about until spring comes again.

Top Adirondack Ski Mountains

  • Whiteface Mountain – Whiteface, also known as the Olympic Mountain, boasts the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies and is just a short drive from Lake Placid.
  • Gore Mountain – Great for families and groups in need of a variety of terrain and activities. Find expert-only, ample intermediate and acres of beginner terrain.
  • Oak Mountain – Located in the heart of the Adirondack Park, Speculator NY, enjoy family-friendly skiing and riding on beginner to intermediate terrain.
  • Titus Mountain – A prime location for honing those racing skills, Titus offers night-skiing and tubing, as well as a variety of trails for all levels of skiers and riders.
  • West Mountain –A resort with a "home-mountain" feel, offering night skiing, tubing and 1,010 feet of vertical.
  • Mount Pisgah – An alpine and Nordic ski center offering 15 acres of skiable terrain and night skiing, this is a great place to start linking your turns.
  • Big Tupper Ski Area – Small, community-oriented and affordable, Big Tupper only relies on natural snowfall to make memorable days at the mountain.
  • Snow Ridge Ski Area – Boasts the "East's heaviest snowfall" and excellent grooming. Find wide lanes and plenty of steep pitches for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.
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