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Top 3 places to ski in Central New York

Top 3 places to ski in Central New York

The first snowfall of the year in Syracuse signaled the coming of ski season. If you are an amateur or professional skier, simply looking for some winter fun, Central New York is a great place for you to live. Upstate New York features 43 ski slopes, more than any other state in the US. Below are 3 best places to ski in syracuse within an hour’s ride.

 1.Greek Peak
Location: 2000 NYS RT 392, Cortland, NY 13045
Lift ticket price: Weekend/Holiday Lift Ticket $68 for adults
Mid-week, Non-Holiday Lift Ticket $39 for adults
Hours: Monday-Friday 9a-5p Saturday and Sunday 10a-4p (subject to change)

Greek Peak Mountain Resort is a four seasons vacation getaway and Central NY’s largest ski resort. It offers 220 skiable acres with 6 ski lifts, 38 trails, night skiing and cross country skiing. If you are looking for a place to have a family vacation, Greek Peak is a strong contender. It is a family-oriented resort with a lot of programs for children. The most popular activity for the little ones, is Snow Tubing, a way to have fun on a slope without requiring special skills or training. In addition, your whole family can also enjoy the luxurious hotel, indoor waterpark with a hot spring and a massage parlor offering full-body massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and overall pampering. In all, Greek Peak will be a wise choice if you want to go ski in Syracuse with your family. More details

Snow Tubing lanes in Greek Peak mountain

Snow Tubing lanes in Greek Peak mountain

 2.Song Mountain
Location: 1 Song Mountain Road, Tully, NY 13159
Lift ticket price: Adult $48 (4 hours) $52 (8 hours) $30 (night)
Hours: 9:30am-9:00pm (subject to change)

Whether you are an advanced skier wanting to sharpen your skiing, or a beginner hoping to pick up a winter hobby, come to Song Mountain. This is also a large ski resort near Syracuse with 24 trails and 2 lifts. It is a perfect place to enjoy winter sports, whether you are a skier or snowboarder. The ski club there offers a large range of lessons from easy to difficult.

lift in Song Mountain ski resort

lift in Song Mountain ski resort

Never skied before? Don’t worry! You can opt for the beginner specials or children’s programs if you want to come with your child or young ones. For skiers and snowboarders, Song Mountain offers terrain park where you can do freestyle skiing. After a long day on the slopes, there’s Moguls, a bar and restaurant that serves delicious bistro-style entrees. More details

3.Toggenburg Mountain Ski Center
Location: Toggenburg Road just off NY Rt. 80
Lift ticket price: Adult $50 (all day) $40 (4 hours) $30 (night)
Hours: 9:30am-9:00pm (subject to change)

Toggenburg Mountain Winter Sports Center has been Central New York’s family ski park for more than 60 years. It offers 21 different trails including 6 easy trails, 6 intermediate trails and 7 advanced/expert trails. Also, it offers two of the best terrain parks in all of Central New York, with more rails, boxes, tables, and more jumps. Skiers and snowboarder have reported having a very exciting experience there.

Ski trail in Toggenburg Mountain Ski Center

Ski trail in Toggenburg Mountain Ski Center

Besides these fantastic ski programs, Toggenburg Mountain Winter Sports Center, also offers many convenient services to make sure you can enjoy yourself. The snow school, with professional ski instructors from the American Association of Snowboard Instructors, can teach you expert skills to eventually be able to compete with the pros’. Also there are child care services provided daily throughout the ski season, so you do not have to worry about your kids while you take on the slopes. More details

Want to learn more about winter fun in CNY? Check out the previous article about how to surviving the winter in “The City of Snow.

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