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!

Due to the pandemic many locations are still in the midst of planning their programs. The local skiing, sledding and tubing sites will make their decisions based on state regs and the weather conditions. So before you leave be sure call or click on their website for updated information.

ORANGE COUNTY

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 23. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mount Peter has taken a number of precautionary steps to ensure the safety of its guests and staff this season, including the installation of ultraviolet (UV) lights across the property. This technique uses uses a multi-tiered approach to surface and air sterilization using a combination of powerful UV light that directly eliminates and sterilizes surfaces and spaces from pathogens. It is environmentally friendly and safe for all ages. Open Wednesday through Sunday; check site for more details. Enjoy ski hills, ski rentals, lifts, ski lessons and tubing. 845-986-4940.

Sterling Forest State Park. 116 Old Forge Rd., Tuxedo, 10987.  Visit sites such as Southfields Furnace, the Sterling Furnace, and the Sterling Forge, and learn about the group's special outdoor hikes.  Open daily from 8am-4:30pm.  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.

ULSTER COUNTY

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.

Catamount: 78 Catamount Road, Hillsdale NY 12529. Choose from skiing or snowboarding with the family and if lessons are needed you can take those too. (518) 325-3200. See site for more details.

Minnewaska State Park.  5281 Rte. 44-55, Kerhonkson. Enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing 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, skiing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, an indoor pool, and more. Call for day trips or reservations. 866-600-0859.

SULLIVAN COUNTY

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 and Ski Club. 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, kids' sledding, and a pre-ski program for young and inexperienced guests to participate in fun winter activities. 845-887-4880.

DUTCHESS COUNTY

Belleayre Mountain: 181 Galli Curci Road, Highmount. A mountain where anyone can ski or learn to ski. (845) 254-5600. See site for more details. 

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.

Clarence Fahnstock State Park: 1498 Route 301, Caramel, 10512. Enjoy sledding and snowshoeing trails. (845) 225-7207

James Baird State Park. 14 Maintenance Ln., Pleasant Valley. Open year-round from sunrise to sunset. Enjoy cross country skiing and snowshoeing 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.

PUTNAM COUNTY

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.

COLUMBIA COUNTY

Catamount Mountain Resort. 3290 New York 23, Hillsdale. Enjoy 42 trails and park areas in all with lessons available for the whole family. Family nights on select Saturdays. Check the website for weather and hours. 518-325-3200.

Fahnestock Winter Park part of Clarence Fahnstock State Park. 1570 Rte. 301, Carmel. Open weekdays 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., weekends 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., weather permitting. Enjoy sledding, cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails. 845-225-7207.

Updated December 18, 2020



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