Top 6 Ski Resorts In Upstate New York


Upstate New York offers many recreational opportunities for people of all ages. If you are into skiing and other winter sports, you will want to add Whiteface Mountain to your itinerary. As New York’s fifth-highest peak, this mountain boasts spectacular views stretching to Downtown Montreal. It features dozens of ski and snowboard trails in all levels of difficulty. Moreover, plenty of programs for families and kids are available. Lake Placid is also a leading outdoor recreation destination, attracting thousands of bikers, hikers, and snow skiers year round. Since the region is always packed with tourists during winter, you will have to plan for a few months before your trip. To prepare for your next getaway, check out the top ski resorts in Upstate New York.

1. Garnet Hill Lodge in North River (from USD 167)

Garnet Hill Lodge is located by the North River, only moments from Gore Mountain. An ideal base for holidays during winter, it is perfect for those who are into cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

This resort’s dedicated, full-service ski center has great deals on rentals and lessons. One of the most popular packages offered is the “Adult Ski” package, which costs 30 USD for a full day. If you are staying overnight, the rates are inclusive of trail passes.

Garnet Hill Lodge

Wifi Available

Address: 39 Garnet Hill Road
Accommodates: 20

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2. Byrncliff Golf Resort in Varysburg (from USD 139)

If you love golf and winter sports, Byrncliff Golf Resort is the perfect destination for your next getaway. It is tucked on the rolling hills of Varysburg, only 16 minutes from Six Flags Darien Lake and 35 minutes from Buffalo. It offers a public 18-hole golf course and groomed skiing tracks.

With the all-inclusive “Ski & Stay” package, you will have access to an overnight stay in a traditional room, breakfast, and dinner. You will also be entitled to trail fees for two days and equipment rentals.

Byrncliff Golf Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 2357 Humphrey Road
Accommodates: 4

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3. Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort in Lake Placid (from USD 186)

Situated on the peaceful shores of Mirror Lake in Lake Placid, Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort is only a few minutes from the heart of Lake Placid. It offers tickets to Whiteface Mountain, one of the leading ski destinations in Upstate New York. Providing you with a fun-filled stay, it features a generous, child-friendly indoor pool area with a sauna, a steam bath, a swimming pool, and two whirlpool tubs.

After a long day, you can gather around the outdoor fire pit.

Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 2559 Main St.
Accommodates: 4

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4. Hope Lake Lodge & Indoor Waterpark in Cortland (from USD 156)

Set in Cortland, Hope Lake Lodge & Indoor Waterpark is an ideal destination for family vacations and romantic getaways. All of its rooms have a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, and a fireplace as standard features. Moreover, the resort offers plenty of leisure facilities, including an indoor water park and an outdoor adventure center with numerous courses and zip lines. If you’re here for a winter trip, the establishment offers skiing as one of the many fun activities you can do here. There is also a ski lift provided.

After an adventurous day, you can get relaxing treatments at the state-of-the-art spa on site.

Hope Lake Lodge & Indoor Waterpark

Wifi Available

Address: 2177 Clute Rd
Accommodates: 10

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5. Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid (from USD 399)

Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa is an award-winning resort situated on the shores of Mirror Lake. Ensuring you an exciting family holiday, it offers many recreational opportunities, including access to a private beach, with complimentary use of boats and watercraft.

The resort also offers many exciting winter packages, such as the “Ski With Olympic Medalist Andrea Henkel Burke” that costs 120 USD per hour for 1 person and another 20 USD every hour per person. You can add this package to any reservation.

Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa

Wifi Available

Address: 77 Mirror Lake Drive
Accommodates: 4

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6. Have an adventurous getaway in Upstate New York

Upstate New York is home to some of the state’s most popular ski destinations, such as Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain. As you plan your trip, don’t forget to check out these top ski resorts in the region!

Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center in Callicoon (from USD 186)

Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center is set in Catskill Mountains, providing an idyllic retreat to leisure travelers year round. It also caters to business travelers, offering dedicated business and event services and conference facilities. If you are visiting during winter with your family, you will like the resort’s “Winter Fun Package.” This package includes various activities, such as bowling, kids sledding, racquetball, and snow tubing.

Alternatively, a package for spring, summer, and fall includes access to an archery tag, rock climbing wall, zip line, bumper boats, and go-carts.

Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center

Wifi Available

Address: 356 Villa Roma Road
Accommodates: 6

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