Discover the Best Ski Resorts in New York This Winter

While it’s been a glorious fall up here in the Adirondacks, it’s time we turn our attention to the winter season ahead, which is to say it’s time to start talking about ski vacations. It’s looking like it’s going to be an exciting winter ahead for skiers and snowboarders, too! Luckily, Upstate New York is home to some of the best ski resorts in New York, many of which are within a short drive from our boutique Inn.

There’s no better place than our Upstate New York Bed and Breakfast for relaxing getaways.  Our cozy guest rooms also make for the perfect place to warm up and soak your tired muscles after a long, cold day on the mountain. If that all doesn’t sound amazing enough, we also offer on-site dining from breakfast through dinner, which means you’ll never have to worry about where you’re going to eat while you’re here!

There are plenty of reasons to plan a visit to our luxurious Upstate New York Bed and Breakfast, but this winter, we think our proximity to some of the best ski resorts in New York is a good one. Book a room at our Upstate New York Bed and Breakfast today! Winter is coming – start planning those ski trips.

A snowboarding getting ready to hit the slopes at one of the best ski resorts near NYC

The Best Ski Resorts in New York

As you may imagine, there are so many choices for ski resorts in New York and even more within just a few hours’ drive of the city. Luckily, up here in the Adirondacks, winters are synonymous with snow and, of course, skiing. We mean it when we say the Adirondacks are a veritable winter playground. Skiing is just the beginning! We’re blessed with several of the best ski resorts in New York, and they are all within an easy drive from our Bed and Breakfast.

Gore Mountain is, without a doubt, one of the best ski resorts in New York, and it’s located right here in the Adirondacks. It’s just 20 minutes from Friends Lake Inn. Gore Mountain is the largest ski resort in New York, and though it offers plenty of that quaint, old-time ambiance skiers love, it’s outfitted with all the modern amenities you crave. It’s also rarely overly crowded, making it our top choice for skiing in Upstate New York.

It’s a little farther away, but the 3,430-foot vertical drop and 86 sensational runs at Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort are a huge draw. It’s considered to be one of the best ski resorts in New York. It’s a little farther away from our Inn, but the 90-minute drive to get there, plus the bonus of relaxing at our exceptional Bed and Breakfast, is more than worth the effort.

If you’re looking for some low-key skiing locally, head to either Oak Mountain or Dynamite Hill Recreation Center. Oak Mountain has been open for 1948 and offers an amazing laid-back, affordable place to ski for the day. Dynamite Hill Recreation Center is the perfect place to learn how to ski and have a bit of fun in the snow, without the pressure of a big ski resort in New York. It’s also one of our favorite spots for other winter sports, like snowshoeing, snow tubing, and cross country skiing.

Beyond enjoying hours of fun on the slopes at these ski resorts in New York, there are plenty of miles of nordic skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling trails in the area as well, for those moments when you crave a change of pace and scenery. Check out a recent blog to learn about all of the wonderful things to do in Upstate New York this winter.

Getaway to Friends Lake Inn this winter and enjoy some of the best ski resorts Near NYC

The Best Upstate New York Getaway

While there are several great reasons to plan an Upstate New York Getaway this winter, getting outside and enjoying time in our winter wonderland and skiing at some of the best ski resorts in New York is top among them. Of course, our Inn also happens to be a great place to sit back, relax, and keep warm, away from the harsh elements of winter outside.

Before you head out the door in the morning, we’ll fuel you up for a full and satisfying day on the slopes with a deliciously prepared breakfast.  And when you’re done in the afternoon, come inside and enjoy a warming drink, followed by one of the best dinners you’ve ever had at our exquisite restaurant. Not only is the food sensational, but the added perks of not having to bundle back up and figure out where to eat makes staying at Friends Lake Inn a true delight.

We make it easy to relax and enjoy all the good parts of a getaway without any of the added stress that comes with it! It’s time to start planning your epic ski adventures for the 2021-2022 season.  Book your room at our Upstate New York Bed and Breakfast today!