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New York City is not traditionally thought of as a skiing mecca and planning a ski trip, particularly when your group includes skiers and riders of varying ability levels, is not easy. Whether you are new to skiing, a seasoned pro, have a significant other or young children to introduce to the sport, want to take advantage of multi-resort season pass, and / or are just keen to try somewhere new - this list has a resort for you.
This is NOT a list of all of the resorts within a few hours of NYC, instead, it is a curated collection of places that are convenient (for your time and budget), fun and meet a particular need. If you are open to going anywhere - see our Resort Recommender.
Mahwah, NJ; less than 1 hour driving from NYC visit website
Why? An easy day trip; ideal for getting young children comfortable on skis
Rates: Ages 7+ season pass is $289; weekend day passes are $44
Terrain: 12 Trails, 1 Terrain Park
Snowfall Avg: 45 inches
Getting here: Drive; ample free parking, ~1 hour from NYC (~20 miles from George Washington Bridge)
Specials Program: Cruisers & Mountain Masters; 1.5 hour group lessons run weekday afternoons and every other hour on weekends
Rentals: At Base (included with lesson packages); we recommend seasonal rentals for young children
Plan to spend: Half Day (~3 - 5 hours)
A feeder hill; dedicated to learning, especially for young children
Easy to view lessons; the magic carpets are directly outside the Base Lodge. Enjoy the fireplace and wi-fi and slip out to watch
Affordable. Reasonable prices for ski lesson and rental packages with half day options
Minimal commitment required. Given the proximity to NYC and relatively lower costs, good way to test the waters
The 10 lane, 800m tubing center is fun for all
Though perfect for learning the basics, there's not much to challenge here
Lessons can sell out. The small size keeps big crowds away, but given its proximity to NYC, it can get busy when it snows / on weekends. Book lessons in advance.
Short season. Given the NJ climate, Campgaw relies heavily on snowmaking (and it does have coverage on 100% of its terrain) but it has to be cold enough