9 Ski Destinations Driving Distance From New York City

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Skiing the Big Apple.
There are several ski destinations located only a few hours by car from the ‘Big Apple.’ Credit: Wall Street Journal

Looking to get out of the city this winter to ski? Listed below are 9 ski destinations located only a quick trip away from New York City.

Hunter mountain.
Hunter Mountain

Hunter Mountain, New York

Hunter is a popular ski area among East coast shredders and is located less than 3 hours away from New York City by car. It’s a 4-season resort in the heart of the Great Northern Catskills mountains in New York. The mountain has 8 trails and 12 lifts with several terrain parks spread over 240 skiable acres.

A map of Camelback
Camelback Mountain Resort

Camelback Mountain Resort, New Jersey

Located 2 hours away from NYC, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, Camelback has the largest snow-tubing park in the USA. It’s home to 34 trails and 16 lifts. Martz Trailways buses are available from the Port Authority Bus Terminal to locations near the resort.

A map of mountain creek

Mountain Creek Resort, New Jersey

Located in the northwestern corner of the state, this is the largest ski area in New Jersey. It has 46 trails and 8 lifts. Mountain Creek is known for its terrain parks, some of which have jumps upwards of 50 feet in size! It’s one of the closest ski areas to NYC, and there are plenty of public transportation options to get here.

Windham Mountain Resort trail map

Windham Mountain Resort, New York

This mountain is located in the Catskill Mountains only 3 hours away from New York City. Windham Mountain Resort has 54 trails and 12 lifts spread over two peaks on 732 acres. The resort has six terrain parks with more than 80 features. You can take a car, bus, or train to get here.

A map of Thunder Ridge

Thunder Ridge Ski Area, New York

Located in the hills of Patterson, New York, Thunder Ridge has 22 trails and 3 lifts for both beginners and experts. It has a terrain park and offers discounts and specials like College Night, Wine and Women Wednesdays, and discounted passes for active duty and retired military members. The MetroNorth Ski Train will get you here if you don’t want to drive.

Jiminy Peak Trail Map

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, Massachusetts

This is one of the largest ski resorts in New England with 45 trails and 9 ski lifts. It’s also the only mountain resort in North America to generate all of its energy using alternative wind power. The Skedaddle bus-pooling service has busses that travel here from NYC.

Catamount New York

Catamount Ski Area, Massachusetts

This resort is located just over the state line of New York/Massachusetts about 100 miles away from NYC. Catamount Ski area was founded in 1939 and houses 36 trails and 7 lifts for beginners and experts alike. Buses travel from New York City to Great Barrington, Massachusetts. From there, you can take a cab to the ski area.

Ski Mohawk Mountain

Mohawk Mountain Ski Area, Connecticut

This is the oldest and largest ski area in Connecticut. Mohawk Mountain has 25 trails spread over 107 acres with night skiing as an option. Located 2.5 hours away from New York City, the best way to get here is by car.

Ski Jack Frost
Jack Frost Mountain Resort
Ski Big Boulder
Big Boulder Mountain

Jack Frost Big Boulder, Pennsylvania

Tucked away in the Pocono Mountains, Jack Frost and Big Boulder Mountain are located roughly 3 hours away from New York City by car. The two ski areas are located just 5 miles away from one other and have 35 trails and 17 ski lifts spread out between them. The resorts are some of the first to open in Pennsylvania each winter.

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