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The Best Skiing in Upstate New York

Ski Resort in Upstate New York

There are plenty of reasons to visit Upstate New York this winter, but the opportunity to ski at Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort is one of the best. Though Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort is a fun four-season destination, as is the surrounding Lake Placid area, it transforms into a truly magical winter wonderland in the winter. 

Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort is located in the Adirondacks, an area of Upstate New York known for its vast protected wilderness, stunning natural scenery, and a wide variety of outdoor activities.  It's also home to some of the best skiing in Upstate New York!

As great as the skiing here is, that's not all winter has in store for you.  Upstate New York also has plenty of wonderful places to enjoy other snowsports like cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice skating, and so much more. It's this diversity of things to do in Upstate New York that makes it such an extraordinary getaway destination, too. That is especially true when you stay with a Select Registry property. 

This winter, enjoy more than a beautiful and adventure-filled Upstate New York Getaway. Our Inns offer more than just a warm bed and a hearty meal in the morning.  When you Stay Select, it means you're choosing an experience filled with incomparable authenticity and an uncompromising dedication to excellence.

Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort is calling - don't miss your opportunity to ski these legendary slopes this winter. Book your getaways now!

Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort

Ski at Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort

Though there are quite a few places to ski in Upstate New York, and up and down the eastern seaboard, for that matter, there's nothing that quite compares to the legendary slopes at Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort. It is heralded as Upstate New York's premier ski resort, and for a good reason. It's located just 13 miles from Lake Placid, too, which means it's easy to get up and to the mountain when you want to ski, and it doesn't take forever to get back to your accommodations (or to dinner) when you're done. 

With a vertical drop of more than 3,400 feet and 90+ trails for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy, there's what feels like endless fun to be had on the slopes of Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort. This is the biggest vertical drop of any ski resort east of the Rockies!

It's best to buy tickets online and in advance, as they may sell out - especially during popular weekends and breaks. During holiday periods, walk-up tickets won't be available. 


Mountain Ski Resort in Upstate New York

More Things to Do in Upstate New York

As exciting as skiing at Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort is, there are even more reasons to visit Upstate New York this winter. Whether you're looking for somewhere beautiful to kick back and relax or want to pack in one adventure after the other, there's something for everyone here. 

We wouldn't blame you if you never wanted to leave the cozy accommodations at our Select Registry Bed and Breakfasts, but if you do, here are some of our favorite things to do in Upstate New York this winter. 

  1. Visit the famed Olympic Sites of Lake Placid, which has hosted two different winter games.
  2. There's a variety of ice skating rinks in the Lake Placid area, offering an excellent opportunity for some old-fashioned fun this winter.
  3. There are miles upon miles of cross-country ski trails in the Adirondacks, including the nordic center at Mt. Van Hoevenberg. 
  4. If you miss being able to head outside for a hike, don't fret!  There are some fantastic snowshoeing trails in the Lake Placid area, not to mention much of the Adirondacks. Snowshoeing might be one of the most magical ways to experience Upstate New York's winter wonderland.
  5. Have you ever raced through the woods on a snowmobile? Upstate New York is a great place to do it!

We love winter sports, but we'd be remiss to mention another of our favorite ways to spend a winter afternoon in Upstate New York. There's something special about curling up in front of a fire or enjoying cozy accommodations at our Select Registry member property - all the while marveling at the stark winter landscapes from our protected indoor vantage point.

Where to Stay in Upstate NY

With friendly hospitality and the best accommodations around, there is no better place to enjoy a winter getaway than our Upstate New York Bed and Breakfasts.  

Saratoga Arms Hotel

If you're looking for the perfect combination of cozy relaxation and exciting winter activities, stay at Saratoga Arms Hotel. This charming boutique hotel in the heart of Saratoga Springs offers 31 uniquely decorated guest rooms and serves daily farm-to-table breakfast. Make a day trip to Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort or explore the incredible shopping and dining options only steps away from the hotel. 

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Saratoga Arms Hotel

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