Can We Ski This Winter? ***** You Bet Your Hot Toddy!

The holidays are over and now it’s time to hunker down?

Perhaps.

However, if you are a thrill-seeker and want to hit the slopes and get out of the metropolis, the following are 5 ski resorts near New York City that offer social distancing in that great white, slushy way with moguls and slaloms.

These resorts are following strict health codes and open for winter sports. Times, like seasons, change but you can still strap on the boots and boards near the city.

Here is what you need to know:

1). Windham Mountain, Windham, New York

This mountain is just two and a half hours north of New York City, offering lodging and various outdoor packages for families, small groups and couples. You will discover 285 skiable acres and 54 trails over two peaks, 6 terrain parks and 11 lifts.  Click below for reservations and deets. #ski @windhammountain

Windham Mountain

2). Hunter Mountain, New York

Hunter Mountain is located just jump over 2 hours north of New York City in the northern Catskill Mountains of New York State. Group and private lessons are offered this season and all Ski & Ride School classes will have a maximum class size of six. Swoooosh over to their website below. #escape @huntermtn

Hunter Mountain

3). Mountain Creek, New Jersey

Many of us typically think of New Jersey as the Joisey Shore —a place to tan, party and frolic on the state’s coastal beaches from places like Asbery Park to Wild Wood to Cape May. Stop! For skiing, Mountain Creek offers over 167 skiable acres and over 1,000 vertical feet across 4 interconnected peaks and it’s just 47 miles outside of New York City. Check it out! #winter2021 @mountaincreek
Mountain Creek

4). Thunder Ridge, New York

Located in the rolling hills of Patterson, New York, these slopes are just 20 minutes from Danbury, CT, 35 minutes from White Plains and only 60 minutes from New York City. You can also ride the Metro-North Ski Train and catch their free shuttle from the Patterson train station. However, due to Covid-19, restrictions and schedules have changed. Click on their website or call for deets. #skiing

Thunder Ridge

5). Montage Mountain, Pennsylvania

As a young man who hails from North East Pennsylvania, I have visited the Pocono’s and nearby Montage Mountain many times with sentimental memories. With 26 trails ranging from beginner to expert, the 1000 vertical feet with valley views, Montage also has a Snowtubing Park for kids and adults who want to act like kids. These snow-packed trails are located approximately 2.5 hours from NYC. #WinterSports

Montage Mountain

Stay safe and ski on!

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