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New Yorkers can get their ski/snowboard fix 2-3 hours outside of the city.
New Yorkers can get their ski/snowboard fix 2-3 hours outside of the city. | © Zach Dischner/Flickr
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The Best Ski Resorts Close to New York City

Picture of Michael LoRé
Sports Editor
Updated: 13 November 2017
New Yorkers are spoiled with copious amounts of art, entertainment, sports, food, and culture at their fingertips or a few blocks away. While outdoor winter sports options are limited within the city for obvious reasons, residents are still graced with an abundance of resources at a reasonable distance away.

Here are the best ski resorts and areas located two to three hours outside of New York City for those looking to trade in the concrete jungle for snowy mountains each winter.

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Hunter Mountain


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Less than three hours from New York City, Hunter Mountain is a four-season resort located in the heart of the Great Northern Catskills in Hunter, N.Y. The resort features 58 trails and 12 lifts on 240 skiable acres of land comprised of three mountains. Hunter Mountain also boasts terrain parks equipped with boxes, rails, and jumps.

Distance from NYC: approx. 130 miles
Time from NYC: approx. 2.5 hours

Hunter Mountain, Main St., Hunter, N.Y. 12442

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Camelback Mountain Resort


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Located in the Pocono Mountains in Tannersville, Pa., Camelback Mountain Resort is less than two hours from New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. The resort, home to the largest snow tubing park in the United States, features 34 trails and 16 lifts.

Distance from NYC: approx. 95 miles
Time from NYC: approx. 2 hours

Camelback Mountain Resort, 301 Resort Dr., Tannersville, PA 18372

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Mountain Creek Resort

Situated in the northwestern corner of New Jersey, Mountain Creek Resort is a four-season resort and is the largest ski area in the state. The resort features 46 trails and eight lifts with options for novice, intermediate or expert skiers and snowboarders. There are also a variety of terrain parks filled with rails, boxes, and even 50-foot jumps.

Distance from NYC: approx. 60 miles
Time from NYC: approx. 2 hours

Mountain Creek Resort, 200 NJ 94, Vernon Twp., N.J. 07462

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Windham Mountain Resort

Located in the northern section of the Catskill Mountains, Windham Mountain Resort boasts 54 trails and 12 lifts over two peaks on 732 total acres (285 trail acreage). The resort has six terrain parks with more than 80 features.

Distance from NYC: ~150 miles
Time from NYC: ~2.5 hours

Windham Mountain Resort, 19 Resort Dr., Windham, N.Y. 12496

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Jack Frost Big Boulder

Nestled in the Pocono Mountains, Jack Frost Mountain and Big Boulder Mountain make up this ski area. Jack Frost has 20 trails and nine lifts, while Big Boulder has 15 trails and eight lifts. If you’re itching to hit the slopes, Jack Frost Big Boulder is one of the first ski areas to open in the state each year while others are still preparing for the upcoming season.

Distance from NYC: approx. 105 miles
Time from NYC: approx. 3 hours

Jack Frost Big Boulder, 434 Jack Frost Mountain Rd., White Haven, PA 18661

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Thunder Ridge Ski Area

Located in the rolling hills of Patterson, N.Y., Thunder Ridge Ski Area has 22 trails and three lifts for beginners and experts alike. It also has a new-and-improved terrain park.

Distance from NYC: approx. 70 miles
Time from NYC: approx. 2 hours

Thunder Ridge Ski Area, 137 Birch Hill Rd., Patterson, N.Y. 12563