Top Places for Sledding, tubing and skiing

Skiing, Sledding, and Tubing... oh my! Hudson Valley Families gearing up for outdoor winter fun.

Kids having fun in the snow

When snowfall is heavy and the ground turns white, the sky is clear and so very bright. What can your family find to do all day and night? How about sledding, skiing, skating, or tubing. Your family will thank you so here’s some places for the choosing.

Grab your snow sled and hit the hills! There are many places throughout the Hudson Valley for playing in the snow! Whether you are looking for a mountain with a tubing hill and skiis or a sledding hill for your play-at-your-own-risk fun we've got you covered!


Winding Hills Park. 2 Old Rte. 17K, Montgomery. Trails are open for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Visit the site for details and rentals. 845-457-4918.

Mount Peter Ski & Ride. 51 Old Mt. Peter Rd., Warwick. Open to the public beginning December 20. Hours depend on passes and weather conditions; check site for more details. Enjoy ski hills, ski rentals, lifts, ski lessons and tubing. 845-986-4940.

Friends of Sterling Forest. 116 Old Forge Rd., Tuxedo. Visit sites such as Southfields Furnace, the Sterling Furnace, and the Sterling Forge, and learn about the group's special outdoor hikes. January 1 begins the first winter hike and check the Facebook page for weekend events. Open daily from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 845-351-5907.

Victor Constant Ski Area. 732 Victor Constant Rd., West Point. Enjoy the slopes, skiing and snowboarding for family fun and maybe have a close encounter with the Army cadets. Open to the public Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Season snow passes are also available for full day, twilight and weekends. Equipment and lockers are available to rent. Visit the site for planning a group outing. 845-938-8810.

Bear Mountain State Park's Ice Rink. 3006 Seven Lakes Dr., Bear Mountain. Enjoy stunning scenery in this outdoor rink throughout the day and evening. See website details for operating hours. 845-786-2701.

Dynamite Hill Recreation Area. 3 Dynamite Hill, Chestertown. A four-season recreation area, with 133 acres for hiking, and single-track mountain biking, this park offers tons of winter activities: lighted rope tow, night skiing, snowmaking, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling. Open weekends and weekdays when school is not in session. 518-494-2722


Belleayre: 181 Galli Curci Rd., Highmount. A mountain where anyone can ski or learn to ski, this location offers tons of trails for skiing and snowboarding, lifts, mountain dining, and lodges. Open 7 days a week in the winter, lift start running at 9 a.m. through 4 p.m., lodges are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 845-254-5600.

Minnewaska State Park.  5281 Rte. 44-55, Kerhonkson. Enjoy cross-country skiing and the scenic nature route along the way. Winter activities open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. when there has been snow. 845-255-0752.

Mohonk Mountain House. 1000 Mountain Rest Rd., New Paltz. Enjoy food, accommodations, spa treatments, and winter activities all in the same place. Mohonk offers outdoor ice skating, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and snow tubing. Call for details. 855-883-3798.

Pine Ridge Dude Ranch. 30 Cherrytown Rd., Kerhonkson. Open Mon.-Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy horseback riding on snow covered hills, snow tubing, an indoor pool, ice skating, snow tubing, and more. Call for day trips or reservations. 866-600-0859.


Holiday Mountain Recreation Area. 99 Holiday Mountain Rd., Monticello. Open Tuesday through Thursday 3 p.m.-9 p.m., Friday 12 p.m.-9 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Offers tubing, ski and snowboard lessons, Kinderski program for children 4 to 7, ski club, and birthday party packages. 845-796-3161.

Villa Roma Resort & Conference Center. 356 Villa Roma Rd., Callicoon. Opens December 23, weather permitting. Enjoy skiing and snowboarding, snow sports school, tube run, as well as a pre-ski program for young and inexperienced quests to participate in fun winter activities. 845-887-4880.


Bowdoin Park. 85 Sheafe Rd., Wappingers Falls. Open November through February 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy sledding on the main hill only after it snows, portable ice-skating rink and hot chocolate and coffee at the vending machine pavilion. 845-298-4600.

James Baird State Park. 14 Maintenance Ln., Pleasant Valley. Open year-round from sunrise to sunset. Enjoy cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the wintertime. 845-452-1489.

Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill. 3137 New York 9G, Rhinebeck. Open year-round, daily from sunrise to sunset. Enjoy cross country skiing, sledding, and snowshoeing. 845-876-4213.

Mills-Norrie State Park. 9 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg. Enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Call for details and scheduling. 845-889-4646.

Mount Beacon Park. 788 Wolcott Ave., Beacon. Open year-round from dawn to dusk. See beautiful views from the top of the mountain while skiing and snowshoeing. 845-765-3262.

Ogden Mills & Ruth Livingston Mills State Park. Old Post Rd., Staatsburg. Open year-round. Various activities include cross country skiing, sledding, and snowshoeing trails. 845-889-8851.

Tymor Park. 2 Tymor Park Rd., LaGrangeville. Open daily from dawn to dusk. Enjoy sledding and daytime and lite nighttime ice skating, weather permitting. Check the Facebook page for updates or call the park. 845-724-5691.

Wilcox Memorial Park. 1639 NY-199, Stanfordville. Enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. Visit the website for more information. 845-758-6100.


Thunder Ridge Ski Area. 137 Birch Hill Rd., Patterson, 12563. Enjoy day and nighttime skiing, ski lifts, snowboarding, and a slope side lodge with a cafeteria, pub and panoramic views. Visit the website for opening dates and hours. 845-878-4100.


Catamount Mountain Resort. 3290 New York 23, Hillsdale. Opening December 18, enjoy 17 ski trails with lessons available for the whole family. Family nights begin December 28. Check the website for weather and hours. 518-325-3200.

Clarence Fahnstock State Park. 1498 New York 301, Caramel. Open weekdays 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., weekends 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., weather permitting. Enjoy sledding and snowshoeing trails. 845-225-7207.

Updated December 17, 2019

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