Winter in the Mountains

The rural escape of the Great Western Catskills provides many different ways of getting outside in every season, including and especially the winter! Enjoy skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and more, all while visiting the quiet and secluded Catskill Mountains.

Tubing at Plattekill Mountain


Plattekill Mountain
Plattekill offers skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing, on a family-owned mountain with a restaurant and bar on insight in beautiful Roxbury, NY. Gear rentals and lessons for all abilities are available on the mountain. Visit surrounding towns for great après-ski. 

Bellearye Mountain
Just outside of Delaware County is Belleayre Mountain. They offer ski and snowboard rentals as well as lessons and a restaurant and bar. When you leave the mountain, go left on NYS 28 and enjoy great stays and delicious food for that aprè-ski delight. Visit Fleischmanns, Margaretville and Andes, or go for a drive to Roxbury.

Adventures at the Andes Rail Trail


Winter Hiking
There are great options for mild winter hikes in Delaware County. Enjoy retired railways now turned into rail trails and scenic loops. 

Snowmobile enthusiasts will love the hundreds of miles of well-maintained trails in Delaware County. Snowmobile clubs maintain the trails and offer up-to-date information on the condition of the trails on their Facebook pages. This is a great option if you have your own sled as there are no rentals in the area.

Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing
There are wonderful places to glide on the surface of the snow while taking in beautiful scenery. The following are fantastic trails for snowshoeing or cross country skiing:

Andes Rail Trail
Catskill Scenic Trail
The College Golf Course at Delhi
Robert V. Riddell State Park

Ice fishing at Big Pond


Ice Fishing
The fishing doesn’t stop when the weather gets cold. If everything is iced over, enjoy fishing at Big Pond or Alder Lake.

Ice Skating
Weather permitting, enjoy the pop-up outdoor ice skating rinks in Delhi, NY, Downsville, NY, and Hancock, NY. Delhi has free skate rentals but make sure you bring your own skates to the other locations!

Not interested in spending much time outside, why not Rest & Restore with a massage or another rejuvenating experience?