New York's Great Northern Catskills is home to two premier downhill ski resorts - Hunter Mountain and Windham Mountain – each offering challenging terrain for winter enthusiasts seeking big mountain thrills and plenty of options for beginner to intermediate skiers and riders.
Hunter Mountain – the "Snowmaking Capital of the World"
Nestled amid the mountain towns of Hunter and Lexington, Hunter Mountain is just over half-an-hour's drive south of Albany, NY. Hunter is the highest mountain peak in Greene County, attracting skiers and riders from across the Northeast.
Known as the "Snowmaking Capital of the World," Hunter uses half-a-billion gallons of water each season to create consistent conditions across 100% of its skiable terrain all winter long. Ski the day away and stay with a few short steps from Hunter Mountain's base lodge at the Kaaterskill Mountain Club, a luxury resort property boasting suites and condo units for families and groups. Additional amenities include a full-service spa, restaurant and access to the region's incredible array of adventure activities, including the New York Zipline Adventure Tour.
Ski and play packages are also available for the winter season at a variety of other resorts and lodging properties throughout the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County.
Windham Mountain – Family-Friendly and Award-Winning
Windham Mountain is one of New York's most easily accessible ski resorts, offering skiers and riders the "Northeast's Premier Alpine Lifestyle Since 1960," just south of Albany.
With 1,600 vertical feet of skiing, 97% snowmaking coverage and 12 ski lifts, including two high-speed detachable quads, Windham Mountain's reputation as a family-friendly destination is unsurpassed in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County. The resort's award-winning ski school offers on-the-snow instruction for beginners of all ages at affordable prices throughout the season.
Stay at Windham Mountain's lodging partner, the Winwood Inn, offering on-site dining options and access to downtown's array of shops and restaurants. Located just a mile south of the ski resort, the Winwood Inn offers a shuttle service to and from the mountain throughout the season.
Winter in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County is a time to Awaken to Adventure, go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, or simply relax in front of a fire after a great day on the slopes of New York.