Best Ski Spots in the Hudson Valley: A Guide

Updated: Feb 11, 2020



It's that time of year again for premier outdoor winter sports in the Hudson Valley with a popular favorite in skiing. Here are the best ski spots to visit around the region as well as some top recommendations on where to shop, dine, and stay as the snowy weather approaches and transforms the Hudson Valley into a marvelous winter wonderland!








Windham Mountain (19 Resort Dr, Windham, NY 12496) Located on towering peaks of the Catskills and miles of protected forestland, Windham Mountain is the ideal spot to zip down the slopes at a beginner and expert levels to provide an exhilarating and relaxing experience with the thrill of this coveted winter sport. At a top elevation of 3,100 ft and a slope length of between 300 and 12,500 ft, there’s plenty of room to explore. There are lessons offered for anyone looking to learn for the first time or continuing their admiration of skiing. Be sure to book your tickets and advance or even purchase season tickets if you’re a regular to the resort. The Windham Mountain Ski Resort officially opens for the 2019/2020 winter season on November 30th. Don’t delay! For hours, ticket information, or general inquiries be sure to visit windhammountain.com


If you’re looking for shopping near Windham Mountain, try these:

Head to the charming town of Windham for quaint shops and locally owned businesses selling local products and specialty gifts for the upcoming holiday season. It’s never too early to go Christmas shopping!


Carole’s Gift Emporium (5338 NY-23, Windham, NY 12496)

An adorable stop for gifts and specialty items for your loved one or any recipient. Meander through the store and get lost in holiday cheer and warm hospitality of this quintessential gift shop. For business hours and store information be sure to visit carolesgiftemporium.com


European Craft Store (6 Mill St, Windham, NY 12496)

For locally sourced crafts and pottery hit up this place for local-inspired products of the area that are made for home decor or festive decorations for the holidays! For business hours and store information be sure to visit europeancraftsny.com


If you’re looking for dining near Windham Mountain, try these:

Head to the charming town of Windham for a vast array of gourmet dining options and a variety of cuisines and tastes that will satisfy any palate. Cozy up by a crackling fire with hot cocoa in hand and enjoying classic comfort food and plenty more!


The Windham Local (5410 NY-23, Windham, NY 12496)