Walton Advent Calendar - Day 21

Skiing and Snowboarding in the Catskills

Downhill Skiing / Snowboarding in the Catskills

Living in the Catskills comes with the guarantee that you will experience beautiful snowy winters. That large amount of snow leads to high quality skiing and snowboarding. In our area we are lucky to have several options for hitting the slopes.

Hunter Mountain

64 Klein Ave, Hunter, NY

Offering 12 lifts and over 240 acres they are a Catskill favorite. They also offer tubing plus year round use of North America’s longest and highest zip line. Open weekends, 8:30am-4:00pm; and weekdays, 9:00am-4:00pm. Free parking and pet friendly.

Rates:

  • Adult lift: weekends $89 / weekdays $79

  • Youth/senior lift: weekends $68 / weekdays $61

  • Equipment: full rentals $43 / youth $35

  • Discount: 3x lift package for $169; available until 12/24

Belleayre Mountain

181 Galli Curci Rd, Highmount, NY

Offering 8 lifts and 4 lodges with 50 trails. They have been one of the top NYS ski destinations since they started in 1949. They were the first in NY to have a chair lift. Gondola and several locations to eat. Lifts open 9:00am-4:00pm. Lodge open 8:00am-5:00pm.

Rates:

  • Adult lift: weekends $72 / weekdays $60

  • Youth (13-18) lift: weekends $60 / weekdays $52

  • Youth (7-12) lift: weekends $48 / weekdays $44

  • Under 6: free

  • Senior (65-69) lift: weekends $65 / weekdays $52

  • Senior (70+) lift: weekends/weekdays $20

  • Equipment: full rentals adult/youth $52

  • Discount (“Why not Wednesday”): $32 lift tickets when you bring an unopened bottle of Dasani

Plattekill Ski Mountain

469 Plattekill Mtn Rd, Roxbury, NY

Supporting a family atmosphere and a laid back style. They are family owned and operated. Featuring 38 different trails, some topping out at over 1,000 ft vertically. Lots of parking and a rustic style lodge. Also offers snowshoeing and tubing. Open Friday to Sunday, 8:45am-4:15pm.

Rates:

  • Adult lift: $67

  • Youth (7-17) lift: $50

  • Child (6 and under) lift: free

  • Senior (65 and up) lift: $50

  • Equipment: full rentals $42, (6 and under) $35

  • Discount: one Friday a month there are $25 Friday lift tickets for the first 50 people

Windham Mountain

19 Resort Drive, Windham, NY

Known for its top notch skiing where you can choose between 54 trails and 285 acres. They also have a lovely inn and spa. They’ve finished out their resort with an adventure park (snow tubing, ice skating rink, and kids’ snowmobiles). Well maintained slopes and a great lodge with food/drinks. Open weekdays 9:00am-4:00pm / weekends 8:00am-4:00pm.

Rates:

  • Adult lift: weekends $95/weekdays $85

  • Youth (7-17) / Senior (65-74) lift: weekends $74 / weekdays $63

  • Senior (75 and up) lift: weekends $68 / weekdays $45

  • Child (6 and under) lift: weekends $15 / weekdays $15

  • Equipment: full rentals $48 (7 and up) / $32 (6 and under)

  • Discount: buying lift tickets online can save you up to 42%

Enjoy the slopes!

—Brianna Schmitz