Ski Towns Close To NYC

Sunset in winter landscape  in mountains with chair lift

If you live in NYC and are looking for somewhere relatively close by to ski for Presidents’ Day weekend- check out Vermont! There are a ton of different ski resorts and mountains ranging from roughly a 3.5 to 6.5 hour drive from Manhattan. We have compiled a list of some great ski areas that definitely worth checking out this winter season. Whether you are a Glenwood resident looking to escape the city for a ski day trip or a weekend of fun, keep reading to find out where we suggest you go!


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Stratton is a little over 4 hours from NYC making it one of the closer Vermont mountain towns to ski! Stratton not only has great skiing, but has a bustling town! With great restaurants, shops, ice skating, and much more you will find a ton to do even if you are not an avid skier! There is even the Stratton Fitness center with an indoor pool, tennis, and cycling classes! Glenwood residents looking for a ski trip or even just a winter mountain weekend escape from the city should check out Stratton!

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Stowe town with the ski mountain in the back
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Named one of the “Top 10 Ski Towns in America” by Forbes, Stowe is somewhere that anyone who loves a quaint town will enjoy! Yes- it has great skiing, but it also has a great town filled with 50 boutiques and many spots to dine! If you want to shop, snow bike, dog sled, snow mobile, sled ride, winter zip line, or spa you are in for a treat! Stowe really is the winter ski town that has it all! For Glenwood residents, it is a 6.5 hr drive from NYC-but it is also filled with so many events and activities, which would make for a great long weekend getaway!

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Sugarbush is composed of two mountains-Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen- with over 100 different ski trails for all levels of skiers. Sugarbush is said to have a bit of that “western” ski town feel too. This is a great family spot! If you wake up early enough you can even ride one of the Snowcats that grooms the mountains during sunrise. If you are interested click here to find out more information on the ski and lodging options. There is one Relais & Chateaux hotel nearby called The Pitcher Inn that is fantastic. Each room is themed slightly differently with an authentic cabin feel, and if you are a fan of farm to table dining- this is the place for you!  The drive to Sugarbush for Glenwood residents is roughly 5.5 hrs from NYC.

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Killington is a great ski destination that is often referred to as one of “the best of the north” in regards to skiing. It is a great family destination with great inter activities aside from skiing such as tubing, snow mobiling, and snow shoeing! Killington is also home to The Wobbly Bar, which was ranked in the top 10 Aprés Ski Bars by USA today. Check out Killington’s site to find tips and hotels if you are interested in visiting. There is also a bus that will take you to and from Killington with information on the website. The drive for Glenwood residents to Killington is about 4.5 hours from NYC.

Some additional recommendations to check out for east coast ski destinations:

Mount Snow

  • Just a little over 4 hours from the city- Mount Snow is a great destination to check out!

Hunter Mountain

  • Located in Hunter, New York- only 2.5 hours from NYC by car!

Mountain Creek

  • Located in New Jersey, it is only about 1 hour 15 minutes from NYC!

Windham Mountain

  • Located in New York, it is just a 2 hour 45 minute drive from NYC!

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