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Greatest vertical drop in the East. Whiteface was also the host of the alpine events in the 1980 Winter Olympic Games.
Gore Mountain offers 347 acres of skiable area. From beginner trails to expert terrain, this mountain provides something for everyone. The Base Lodge provides comfort uncomparable to many others due to its spaciousness and a vast supply of seating.
Snow Ridge is a ski area located in Turin, NY, in the middle of the Tug Hill Plateau. The mountain averages about 230" of annual snowfall each year. Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy 22 trails accessed by 6 lifts.
Located in the central Adirondack in the town of Old Forge, NY. McCauley has a 633-foot vertical drop and 21 trails that provide skiing and riding for all levels. Given the cheaper ticket prices and the short lift lines, this mountain is great for families. It also averages about 281 inches of snowfall per year, so conditions are typically quite good.
This is a family-friendly ski area located in the town of Speculator, NY in the southern Adirondacks. It has 14 trails, 2 T-Bars, and one quad lift. For snowmaking, the mountain has 30% coverage. The total vertical drop is 650 feet. Oak Mountain also offers night skiing, snow tubing, and some great food at the Acorn Pub & Eatery that features Executive Chef Louis Petrozza (a.k.a Chef Lou, a runner-up on Hell's Kitchen)
Located just south miles south of Malone, NY, Titus Mountain has 44 trails, offers night skiing, and has a tubing park. Located in Queensbury, NY, only 40 minutes north of Albany.
West Mountain has 30 trails and snowmaking covering 80% of the terrain. This ski area offers up a variety of terrain, from gentle to steep slopes.
Pisgah is a classic “small town” Adirondack skiing spot. The gentle slopes, dedicated staff, and welcoming atmosphere make it especially inviting for family skiing and tubing.
Located in Tupper Lake, NY, Big Tupper offers a refreshing Adirondack ski experience. Now volunteer-run by locals, this mountain has 23 trails and a 1,151 foot vertical drop. Expected to re-open for 2017/2018 season.
Located in Warrensburg, NY, Hickory is an old-fashioned ski area that's still functioning in modern times. Often compared to Vermont's Mad River Glen, Hickory has vintage chairlifts, some steep/challenging runs, no snowmaking, and great base lodge.
Dewey is an up-and-coming ski center, especially among local children. The mountain is known for having a fair share of hills that make for some fun downhills.
In the western Adirondacks, Moss Lake is located on the road between Big Moose and Eagle Bay. The 2.5-mile loop offers opportunities for year-round recreational use.
The adjacent Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area contains almost 40 miles of mapped and marked trails.
Cascade X-C Ski Center is a full-service cross-country ski center featuring 20 KM of groomed trails, the region’s most complete Nordic shop, Knicker’s bar & restaurant serving Nordic comfort fare and Adirondack fun, and bunkhouse lodging for up to 30 guests.
The Olympic Cross Country ski trails of Mt. Van Hoevenberg have delighted individuals, couples and families for over 35 years. Constant trail upgrades and world class grooming on 50 km of rolling Adirondack terrain have been the hallmark of our Olympic legacy.
The Lake George Recreation Center is a popular choice for outdoor recreational activities for all seasons, including mountain biking, hiking, a dog park, cross-country skiing, and snow tubing.
Located on Loomis Road, in Inlet, Fern Park is a four-season recreation area. In the winter this free park offers 20 miles of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails, groomed sledding hill, indoor skating rink, public restrooms, warming hut, and plenty of off-road parking.
As the winter whites begins to cover the ground, the Tupper Lake Golf Course transforms into a glorious groomed cross-country ski center. The continuously growing network of trails includes a series of loops that will offer an enjoyable experience for cross-country skiers and snowshoers of all abilities.
Located in Northville, this ski center was designed and is still maintained by Olavi Hirovonen, who skied in the 1960 Olympics in Squaw Valley in California. The trail system includes more than 50 kilometers of trails and winds through pine and hardwood forests. For those that are interested in skiing for a few days in a row, this is a great place to go because it offers lodging.
Founded in 1986, the Jackrabbit Trail is a unique opportunity for cross-country ski touring. It links populated areas, developed cross-country ski centers, and some longer sections of wilderness skiing to make possible a tremendous variety of ski trips.
The 4.7-mile carriage road (now known as Newcomb Lake Road) back to the Great Camp is always open for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and more, but during the winter there are three special open house weekends co-sponsored by AARCH, the Town of Newcomb, and the Adirondack Interpretive Center. During these weekends, the restored buildings are opened up so that visitors can stroll through the Great Camp and learn about the cultural heritage of the region.
All it takes is a few inches of snow and the Toll Road can be an enjoyable experience from the toll booth all the way to the summit. Die Hard skiers can often be found making their first strides towards the summit of Whiteface as early as October.
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