Skiing is a world of fun – it takes you away from your daily grind and challenges you with something different every time. Getting on the slopes gives you a sense of freedom and being alive as you whiz by trees and mounds with the wind in your ear, surrounded by a gorgeous winter landscape. Best of all, it’s easy enough for anyone to get started and enjoy! If haven’t already tried, how about you make this the year you put on some skis or hop on a snowtube and take your first run down the hill?
We have two amazing, world-class ski resorts right here in the Great Western Catskills, and their beautifully maintained slopes are waiting for you!
With 50 trails, parks and glades, a vertical drop of 1,404 feet, 8 lifts and 4 lodges, Belleayre is loved by families and extreme skiers alike. Lessons are available along with equipment rentals, shops, and easy rest and meal options at one of the lodges.
Longest trail: 2.3 miles
Lifts: 8 total (detachable high speed quad, fixed grip quad triple chair, double chairs, magic carpets)
Belleayre Mountain Ski Center
181 Galli Curci Rd
Highmount, NY 12441
845-254-5600 or 800-942-6904
Entering its 24th season, Plattekill is fiercely independent, owned and operated by the Vajtay family. What sets Plattekill apart is their traditional rustic base lodge, old school New England style ski trails and small mountain hospitality! Rentals and lessons for all ability levels are available.
Longest trail: 2 miles
Lifts: 4 total (triple chair, double chair, carpet lift, handle tow)
469 Plattekill Rd
Roxbury, NY 12474
Feature photo: Belleayre Mountain
Thumbnail photo: Plattekill Mountain