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A Season of Winter Fun Awaits Travelers in New York

by Mary Melnick

Jan 11, 2023

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North America

Hit the slopes with the family this winter in New York. With more than 50 ski areas across the state, options for the ultimate winter family travel are endless. Keep reading for some highlights and unique guest experiences in different regions across the state.



At Gore Mountain, guests can experience the new 60-foot-wide intermediate trail from the top of Burnt Ridge Mountain, as well as a new 18,000-square-foot base lodge at the bottom of the ski bowl. The lodge, expected to be completed this year, will feature a restaurant, tavern and two levels of patios with scenic views of the slopes.


Mt. Van Hoevenberg is set to offer a new Skeleton Experience, sending solo riders, head-first, down an indoor sledding track at 30 mph.


Whiteface Mountain welcomes new trails, Ausable Run and Yellow Dot, as well as the addition of 150 new, low-energy snow guns, allowing for efficient and sustainable snowmaking efforts so travelers can ski longer.



With newly improved snowmaking capabilities, Belleayre Mountain offers fun all winter long. Guests can enjoy a heated patio, a new outdoor food service area and an updated retail shop at the main level of the lodge.


Plattekill added a new beginner trail, Rascal’s Flats, in addition to its popular Powder Puff. The Powder Puff trail has been significantly widened to provide beginners with more room to maneuver and practice their skills. The lodge welcomes guests with a new entrance to the deck area and kiosks for walk-up and drive-up customers.


Finger Lakes

Upgrades at Greek Peak Mountain Resort include a new triple-chair lift and a new family trial ski project. Guests 7 years and older can learn to ski with the new Intro2Snow program and can explore more of the mountain’s terrain with the new Mountaineer Ski Club.


To make the trip even better, with the SKI NY Passport Program-Kids Ski Free, kids in third and fourth grade can ski free with their parents or guardian at select mountains.


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