It’s winter time and it’s time to get back on the slopes. Part of the benefit of living in The Albany NY area is you are centrally located near tons of great places to ski and snowboard. Here is a list of some of the closest mountains and resorts near the Area. If it’s a short drive you are looking for the most runs you should be able to find something that fits your needs on this list.

(Shecnetady NY) This is a super short drive from Albany. If you are looking for a giant mountain resort then this is not the place to go. However you will find it is the perfect size for beginners.

(Hancock, MA) Less than an hour drive for Albany NY. This is a decent size mountain and a super close location. You’ll be heading into Massachusetts but you can totally be back in time for any evening plans you have.

(Windham, NY) this is a great place to ski or ride with 1600 vertical feet and over 50 trails. Also this is just about an hour drive from Albany.

(Hillsdale, NY) A great mountain that boarder Massachusetts but is still just around an hour drive from Albany.

(Peru, VT) About an hour and a half drive from Albany but worth it if your looking for a big mountain feel.

(Queensbury, NY) An easy trip North of Albany and only about a 50 minute drive from Albany. Plenty of trails and snow tube as well for those who like to travel down the hill like a penguin.

(North Creek, NY) About an hour and a half hike north of Albany. worth it if you want to spend a weekend skiing or snowboarding on a big mountain.

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