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.

Lyon Mountain

Standing at 3,830' Lyon Mountain dominates the western sky of the Adirondack Coast. The large massif has long been a draw for hikers and backcountry skiers alike - and for good reason. The international view from the top of Lyon Mountain includes the skyline of Montreal, the Adirondack High Peaks, Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains of Vermont. 


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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.

Beartown Tree Farm

Beartown Tree Farm is a family owned and operated farm offering quality Christmas trees, wreaths, kissing balls and ornaments with a whole lot of holiday spirit! With visits from Santa and a general store, as well as cross-county skiing and snowshoeing, this winter hot spot is not to be missed!

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Champlain Area Trails

Champlain Area Trails (CATS) creates and maintains over 50 miles of hiking and cross-country ski trails in New York’s Champlain Valley that link communities, connect people with nature, and promote economic vitality. Get your hike started by downloading the CATS map today!

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Macomb Reservation State Park

Less than 15 miles from Plattsburgh, Macomb Reservation State Park allows you to enjoy a day in the wilderness playing on David Pond or the Salmon River. The park is open from mid-May to Labor Day. 

Park Features:
  • Beach
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Nature Trail
  • Fishing
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boat Launch
  • Playing Fields
  • Playgrounds
  • Picnic Area
  • Pavilions
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Campsites
Winter Activities
  • Ice Skating
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snowmobiling

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New Land Trust

The New Land Trust, dates back to the 1970s, when a group of area students purchased a plot of land near the small hamlet of Saranac, NY. Today this 287-acre preserve offers more than 20 trails, a classic Adirondack lean-to, bunkhouse and even a few decorative outhouses.


Preserve Features:

  • Hiking
  • Lean-to
  • Birding
  • Outhouses
  • Nature Trails

Winter Activities

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing

Trailhead Parking: 236 Plumadore Road, Saranac, NY 12981

Mailing Address: PO Box 101 Saranac, NY 12981

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Point Au Roche State Park

With its prime location on the northwestern shore of beautiful Lake Champlain, its protected beach area, as well as its mix of open and forested walking/hiking trails, Point Au Roche State Park is a great family attraction!

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Skiing & Snowboarding Centers

Titus Mountain Family Ski Center

Since 1960 Titus Mountain has been offering winter fun for the whole family. Titus Mountain offers skiing, snowboarding, night skiing, terrain park, tubing hill, equipment rental and a snow sports school. Short lift lines, uncrowded slopes, good food, magnificent grooming, friendly staff and low prices make Titus Mountain a great family ski resort. Titus Mountain recently opened a maple sugar shack right on the slopes, skiers and snowboarders can now get their sweet tooth fix right on the mountain at Moon Valley Maple.

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Whiteface Mountain

Whiteface Mountain is home to the greatest vertical drop in the east. Enjoy Whiteface Mountain’s 87 trails (a third of which are rated for expert skiers), 11 lifts including a gondola, terrain parks, adrenaline-pumping glades skiing, and six restaurants. Whiteface is an Olympic Mountain, which means you can you carve the same turns as the world's best racers did in 1932 and 1980.

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Beartown Ski Area

(518) 561-3938

OUTFITTERS & RENTALS

Hit the slopes in style - visit our local outfitters and ski shops:

Beartown Tree Farm

Beartown Tree Farm is a family owned and operated farm offering quality Christmas trees, wreaths, kissing balls and ornaments with a whole lot of holiday spirit! With visits from Santa and a general store, as well as cross-county skiing and snowshoeing, this winter hot spot is not to be missed!

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Maui North Ski, Bike & Board Co.

A local source for all things ski, bike and board. Their diverse staff are passionate, friendly and full of personality! They love sharing their knowledge and experience to help others have fun.

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Play It Again Sports

Play It Again Sports is a family owned store that specialized in buying and selling quality used and new sports gear.  They carry equipment for hockey, baseball, golf, fitness, soccer, racquet sports, inline skates, skateboards, boxing, skis (downhill and cross-country), snowboards and much more!  

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Viking Ski and Cycle

The friendly, experienced staff at the family orientated Viking Ski N' Cycle have been providing customers with the knowledge they need when choosing the right model of bike (plus skis and snowboards!) for over 50 years.

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Whiteface Mountain

Whiteface Mountain is home to the greatest vertical drop in the east. Enjoy Whiteface Mountain’s 87 trails (a third of which are rated for expert skiers), 11 lifts including a gondola, terrain parks, adrenaline-pumping glades skiing, and six restaurants. Whiteface is an Olympic Mountain, which means you can you carve the same turns as the world's best racers did in 1932 and 1980.

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