Skiing & Riding

Take time to enjoy some of the best skiing and riding the east has to offer with great snow, spectacular views and fun après ski activities. The Adirondacks offer resort skiing with the greatest vertical drop in the east, cross country ski centers of Olympic caliber, and back country adventures in New York’s highest peaks.

Back Country

Wanting to backcountry ski in the Adirondacks is only natural with our natural terrain and our natural snow. Standing at 3,830’ Lyon Mountain dominates the western sky of the Adirondack Coast. The large massif has long been a draw for backcountry skiers – and for good reason. Owned by New York State, Lyon Mountain, now classified as a “wild forest,” was once home to the Lowenberg Ski Area. Today, it has a strong local following for its reputation as a snow pocket. The trail is unmarked but most often ski tracks will lead the way up the 90-minute climb and down the gentle, gladed descent.

Cross Country Skiing

Visit one of our Nordic ski centers or venture out on miles upon miles of pristine backcountry trails. When the temperature drops everything here says winter – and this couldn’t be truer than for the Nordic skier! Enjoy an extensive network of trails, both groomed and natural, in a spectacular mountain setting that is the Adirondacks.

Skiing & Snowboarding Centers

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