Day and Weekend Ski and Snowboard Trips NYC
New York City: secret skier's paradise? Well… we wouldn't go that far, but did you know that New York has more ski areas than other state in America, 44, at last count? (Yes, that's more than California, or Colorado). And Southern Vermont has another dozen or so, all within easy weekend ski trip distance from NYC.
So if you are looking to take a nice romantic weekend getaway or are interested in a wonderful winter day trip from NYC to points north and snowy… albeit often machine-made these ski ideas are some of most reliably-excellent excursions, embarking from all over town, to a variety of mountains, with varying degrees of amenities and add-ons.
Emilio's Ski Shop
For quantity, variety, and accessibility, it's tough to beat the day ski trips organized by Emilio's Ski Shop, who started these trips 50 years ago! Five-six morning trips scheduled a week, Emilio's boards busloads of skiers and snowboarders from all over Manhattan including: Forest Hills, Cobble Hill, Bay Ridge, the Upper East Side for day trips to Okemo, Hunter, Windham, Bromley, Gore and more. Prices around $80-$100, depending on the resort, and this include transportation and lift tickets. For more information and reservations, see Emilio's Ski Shop website.
Blades Board & Skate Shops Bus Trips
Another enthusiastically attended series of ski trips sets off from the Blades Board and Skate shops in Noho and on the Upper West Side in NYC, every Saturday and Sunday to Hunter, and on Wednesdays to Windham. Shredders, it should be noted, are more than welcome. A mere $85 will get you transportation and an all-area ski lift ticket, and there are ski trip package deals for rentals and lessons, too. Click here for more info and reservations through Blades Board & Skate Shops.
Urban Sherpa / NYC Ski and Board
Urban Sherpa works with NYC Ski and Board to shuttle thousands of New York City snow-lovers each season to Hunter and Windham as well as those big Southern Vermont favorites Jay Peak, Killington and Stratton. Buses depart from Union Square and Times Square in Manhattan, and a day's worth of shredding the ski slopes will set you back around $85. For more info and to book a spot on any Urban Sherpa / NYC Ski and Board day trip, click here.
Paragon Sports Ski / Snowboard Express
From New York City's best all-around sporting goods store (yes, it's a little expensive, but no matter what sport/outdoor activity brings you through the doors, they seem to ALWAYS have what you're looking for) comes one of our favorite NYC ski trip packages. Meet in front of the centrally-located Paragon just north of Union Square every Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday, and for $84 you get a luxury bus (with breakfast and movies) and a ski lift ticket to either Hunter or Windham. To reserve your seat, check out the Paragon Sports Ski website.
The Ski and Snowboard Club
Weekend ski trip packages from New York City are little less common, especially ones as well organized as Mark and Marina's Upper West Side, non-for-profit, just-for-fun venture, The Ski and Snowboard Club in NYC. Check out their reservations for weekend ski trips this season. The Ski and Snowboard Club "includes a wide variety of personalities, ages and abilities, but can be generalized as fun-loving people who enjoy sharing outdoor activities with each other." For more info and tickets (and photos!), see the Ski and Snowboard Club website.