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Your Ultimate Guide to Skiing and Snowboarding in The Great Northern Catskills.

Updated: Jan 16

Winter is coming, and that means fun multi-generational winter activities, from snowboarding & skiing to snow tubing. The Northern Catskills region, in upstate New York is home to Hotel Mountain Brook, and some of the best ski resorts in the area. The Catskills are famous for its picturesque snow-capped mountains, breathtaking views, and thrilling ski slopes. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a beginner, there is something for everyone.


Top 3 Ski resorts near Hotel Mountain Brook

1. Hunter Mountain:

Hunter Mountain, a quick 10-minute drive from Hotel Mountain Brook, is one of the most popular ski resorts in the area. With 67 different trails and off-piste areas, there is something to satisfy all levels of skiers and riders from the beginner to the seasoned expert. The resort boasts an impressive 3200ft high peak with views of The Green Mountains in Vermont and the Berkshires in Massachusetts, plus a skiable vertical drop of 1,600 feet. Families can also enjoy snow tubing and various food, art & live music events – make sure to check the event calendar on the resort’s website. There are 11 dining options on the mountain, including grab-and-go cafes, pizzeria, a waffle stand, several bars, and sit-down restaurants. Ski & snowboard equipment can be rented on-site, and private lessons or group classes are available for all levels of skiing and snowboarding at the state-of-the-art learning center. Hunter Mountain is owned by Vail Resorts and is known for its world-class snow making, creating steady riding conditions throughout the entire season.


2. Windham Mountain:

Located a short 20-minute drive from Hotel Mountain Brook, Windham Mountain is a private ski club, that still sells lift tickets to public. Check out their website to see availability. Mountain peaks at 3100 ft and features 54 trails on 285 skiable acres. The resort offers trails for all skill levels, including a dedicated learning area for beginners. Kids will enjoy both snow tubing and snowmobiling because The Tubing Park at Windham Mountain Club has snowmobiles that are just for kids! Dining options include slope side classic favorites as well as bespoke cuisine with curated cocktails and spectacular views. Ski equipment can be rented on-site, and private lessons or group classes are available for all levels.


3. Belleayre Mountain:

Belleayre Mountain, located about 20 miles from Hotel Mountain Brook, is a family-friendly resort, known for long cruising trails, as well as challenging steeps with bumps. It's owned by the State of New York and managed by the Olympic Regional Development Authority. The resort has 50 trails, with the longest trail stretching up to two miles, as well as almost 10 km of cross-country trails. Families can take part in cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. For dining options, the mountain features a marketplace with grab-and-go options, a sit-down restaurant with hearty food, and a waffle stand. Ski equipment can be rented on-site, and private lessons or group classes are available for all levels.


After an exhilarating day on the slopes, take respite and relax at the cozy accommodations of Hotel Mountain Brook. Enjoy our curated collection of books, movies and board games or play shuffleboard, foosball or video games on our custom classic console in the Choose Your Adventure room. Perhaps you need some warming up: roast marshmallows over outdoor fire pits, or unwind by the fireplace with a glass of wine in our Lounge. A delicious homemade complimentary breakfast will be served each morning to recharge you for another day outdoors.

Book your room here and experience the magic of the Catskills! We look forward to hosting you for Winter Sports this season!

The Mountain Brook Team


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