Well, there’s just no getting around it… Winter is upon us. And luckily, the Hudson Valley is just as abundant in beauty and fun in the winter as in the summer. We went searching for the best ski resorts within an hour of Beacon to keep you fit and happy until the snow melts.
Victor Constant Ski Area:
A facet of West Point, Victor Constant is open to the public for skiing, snowboarding and tubing. It is the nearest, and smallest, winter sport destination, offering day and season passes, rentals of all equipment, and one black diamond trail. This place is especially great for after-work twilight skiing, as it’s close and rarely busy. Find Lift and Rental rates Here.
Thunder Ridge Mountain:
Located just a half an hour East of Beacon, Thunder Ridge pairs a traditional ski experience with tubing and snowboarding. What really sets this place apart is the terrain park for snowboarders. With rails, jumps and other top-tiered obstacles, an experienced snowboarder is set for the day. The Beacon Recreation Department partners with other local rec departments to offer a deeply discounted rate for classes… Find more info HERE And Rates for Lift tickets and Rentals Here.
Developed in 1936 by Macy’s Department Store to show off and sell their ski fashion, Mt. Peter is one of the oldest and best loved family ski resorts in the Hudson Valley. Known for its skiing racing clubs, and ample trails, Mt Peter also offers snowboarding and tubing, and night skiing on all of their trails. One of the coolest things about Mt. Peter is that they offer Free beginner lessons every weekend and on holidays. Find Lift and Rental Rates Here.
Holiday Mt. Ski & Fun:
Holiday Mt. is probably the best bet for families with children, looking for a ski getaway for the day. With its expansive arcade, and activities including bumper carts and tubing, in addition to the traditional skiing and snowboarding, Holiday Mt. has no shortage of options for ski bunnies and lodge bunnies alike. The most notable thing about Holiday is its incredible birthday party packages for kids… Winter can be a tough time for a child to have a birthday, but Holiday Mt. will hook it up for you with food, hours of snow activities and lots of other fun offerings. Find Lift and Rental Rates Here.
Located just across the New Jersey border, Campgaw offers a beautiful selection of trails for skiing, snowboard and tubing. Most notably, Campgaw offers adaptive lessons for children and adults with developmental disabilities, and those individuals with visual impairments. This incredible offering makes Campgaw an invaluable addition to our list of winter sport resorts. Find Lift and Rental Rates Here.
Lastly, if you are looking for a real getaway experience, Mohonk Mountain House is a high end winter wonderland experience. Mohonk offers farm-to-table meals included with your stay, as well as a full range of snow sport equipment like snow shoes, cross country skis, ice skates and snow tubes, with the facilities and trails to complement, all also included in your stay. In addition to the snow sport spectacle, Mohonk is a great place for horse trail riding, and also has a world class spa. Don’t miss the free tea and cookies when you need a midday warm up! Find more info Here.