Skiing in the Adirondacks

THE ADIRONDACKS: A SKIING AND RIDING PARADISE

Awe-inspiring mountain views. Sparkling powder, snowglobe-like glades, and exhilarating vertical drops. For skiers, the Adirondacks are a playland of excellent skiing on an array of mountains offering great runs for athletes of all ages and abilities. We've got the greatest vertical drop in the East at Whiteface Mountain, site of the alpine events at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. You don't have to be an Olympian to enjoy Whiteface's slopes; the mountain's 288 acres of trails ensure there is something for everyone.

Think that sounds great? Read on, because we have even more, in all corners of the Adirondack Park. Malone's Titus Mountain is a family favorite, offering more than 50 trails on three mountains. In fact, family offerings is Titus' specialty and in 2019 Liftopia named Titus the #2 family-friendly ski center in North America. Mount Pisgah in Saranac Lake offers skiing and tubing with beautiful views just a few minutes from downtown. Pisgah's night skiing, torchlight races, and other special events make for unique and fun adventures. 

For a vacation in the southern parts of the park, skiers can schuss their way to fun at Oak Mountain in Speculator and Gore Mountain in North Creek. Oak Mountain's 230 acres offer 22 runs with a perfect mix of beginner, intermediate, and advanced runs, plus a terrain park offering plenty of features to explore. Oak Mountain is one of the oldest ski areas in the Adirondacks and is suitably beloved by locals and repeat visitors. The downhill adventures at Gore Mountain cover four mountains and 110 runs. As the closest ski center to the capital area, it's easy to get to, has great vertical drop, and is perfect for beginners and experts alike.

Experience Adirondack Winter Adventure
  • Gore Mountain and West Mountain Keep Getting Better Progress on the peaks - Improvements at Gore Mountain and West MountainRead More
  • A Sick Day at Whiteface MountainSki conditions are always better midweek.Read More
  • Hitting the Slopes at Oak MountainI have lived in the Adirondacks my entire life. I've grown up experiencing all that the mountains have to offer, and I have to say, one of my favorite places to go as a kid (and now!) is Oak Mountain.Read More
  • Ski Titus Mountain this WinterWhile some people may bemoan our coldest season, skiers and snowboarders are rejoicing knowing it's time to hit the slopes again!Read More
  • Gore for Your Next GetawayMy usual stomping grounds are farther north but after visiting Gore Mountain for the first time last season, I was excited to do some more exploring.Read More
  • Mt. Pisgah: Local and Loved Ski HillLike many Adirondack towns, Saranac Lake has a hometown ski hill. Here is where local children have learned to ski for generationsRead More
  • Snowboarder Turned SkierSnowboarding didn’t work out for me, but that didn’t stop me from getting on Whiteface Mountain.Read More
  • Learn to Ski - I Did!Staring down from the top of a mountain was not something I ever pictured myself doing on a crisp Friday morning with temperatures in the teens.Read More