Taming the Mountain for Less

Local ski resorts offer discounts

Author: Bridget Schultz
Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Check out the following ski resorts that offer discounts this winter season. Five out of the ten resorts on our list are offering the new CATS discount card. The card takes 20 percent off the purchase price of full-day tickets. You can purchase the card by calling 800-NYS-CATS or online at mycatscard.com.

 

Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort

Belleayre is open for snowboarding and skiing seven days a week. Belleayre has an impressive eight lifts and forty-one trails! Located in the Catskill Forest Preserve, on “forever wild” land, the high peaks are unblemished by the blare and glare of commercialization. Ski trails that descend through pristine woodlands of the Preserve. This resort has made major improvements to their trails, equipment and lodges. Skiers and snowboarding buffs should not miss out on a trip to this resort. Rte. 28, Highmount. 845-254-5600. belleayre.com

 

Holiday MountainSki Area

Holiday Mountain is located in the Catskills, just an easy drive from anywhere in the Hudson Valley. With 15 slopes and trails, seven lifts, a 400-foot vertical drop, 100 percent snowmaking and night skiing, Holiday has something for everyone. Snowboarders are welcome and rental equipment is available at the base lodge. 99 Holiday Mountain Rd., Monticello. 845-796-3161. holidaymtn.com

 

Hunter Mountain

Hunter Mountains in the Catskills calls itself the snowmaking capital of the world. 100 percent of Hunter’s 53 trails have snowmaking, and all 240 acres of the ski area can be covered by 1,100 snow guns. Even if winter doesn’t cooperate, Hunter Mountain is still a great place for skiing. Hunter. 518-263-4223. huntermtn.com

 

Ski Plattekill

Best known for its “big mountain terrain and small mountain charm”, Ski Plattekill is the perfect family resort. Choose from 35 sprawling trails: two-mile-long beginner cruisers, steep-continuous-vertical black diamonds, and three new trails, all leading right to the base lodge. With the installation of the new lift comes a higher vertical rise to 1100 feet of pure delight! Ski Plattekill in Roxbury, New York, has both beginner trails and some of the steepest slopes in the East. This Catskills outpost appeals to families, natural snow enthusiasts and anyone who’s looking for great skiing with a small ski area atmosphere. Roxbury. 607-326-3500. plattekill.com/winter

Enjoy the view at Ski Plattekill!

 

Windham Mountain

Windham Mountain is one of New York State’s premier skiing destinations. Windham Mountain is a beautiful backdrop for these amazingly scenic slopes. Just starting out? Wooly Bear is the perfect slope for practicing your stops and turns. Intermediates looking for an adrenaline rush can check out Lower Wolverine or Upper Wiseacres. And experts out for a great run should definitely hit Upper Wheelchair. The northern Catskill Mountain area boasts a 3,100-foot summit, 46 trails covering 267 acres for skiing and snowboarding and a snow tubing area. Windham. 518-754-3720. windhammountain.com

Try night tubing at Windham Mountain!

Find even more ski resorts here!

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