I love New York (skiing)

Hit the slopes at Windham Mountain. No car??Gray Line New York and CitySights NY offer bus transportation to and from.

Windham Mountain

www.windhammountain.com

Here is where you’ll find the most snowmaking within a 200-mile radius of Central Park. There are 49 total trails, five terrain parks, plus tubing and an ice rink, all in the quaint town of Windham. Through a partnership with REI, beginners can take advantage of a lift ticket, beginner lesson, rental and bus transportation to and from the mountain.

Day rates: Weekdays/nonholidays: Adults: $52, young adults (13-17): $45, juniors: $37

Weekends/holidays: Adults: $72, young adults (13-17): $65, juniors: $58

Deals: During the mountain’s College Week (Jan. 7-11), Windham is offering $25 lift tickets for students with valid ID.

Whiteface Lake Placid

www.whiteface.com

The Adirondacks are host to Whiteface Lake Placid — the highest ski mountain in the east (4,867 feet), featuring the greatest vertical drop in the east (3,430 feet). Of the 86 trails comprising 283 acres, you can ski the very ones that racers did during the 1980 Olympics — and because nearby Lake Placid still has its sports and ski jumping complexes intact, you can check those out as well (or use your afternoon to go tubing or ice skating). Take a breather from the slopes at Lake Placid’s cozy eateries and outlet shops, and before you leave the city do a lap around the frozen Mirror Lake in a dogsled.

Day rates: Adults: $84, teens/seniors: $69, junior: $55, 70+: $38

Deals: Buy two days of skiing and two days of lodging and get the third day and night free. Fourth and fifth day/night free packages are also available. On Wednesdays, present any unopened Coca-Cola product at the Whiteface ticket office and get a lift ticket for $42.



Ski West Mountain


www.skiwestmountain.com

Forty-five minutes north of Albany, Ski West Mountain has 40 trails and a six-lane snow tubing park — one chute is 1,000 feet long with a 100-foot vertical drop. Just stopping by? A two-hour ticket is  $27.

Day rates: Weekdays/ nonholidays (eight hours): Adults/teens: $42, youth/college/military : $37, seniors: $20, 70+: $5

Weekends/holidays (eight hours): Adults: $52, teens/youth: $32, college/military:?$49, seniors: $39, 70+: $5

Deals: The Learn to Ski 3 package for newbie skiers gets you three lessons, three equipment rentals and three lift tickets for $99. In January, the deal drops to just $25.

Gore Mountain

www.goremountain.com

The most terrain in New York State is at Gore, which has four summits and trails facing north, east and south. Ski Magazine recently voted it a top 10 in the east for value, lifts and overall satisfaction.

Day rates: Monday-Wednesday, nonholiday: Adults: $59, teens/seniors: $49, juniors: $35

Thursday-Sunday, nonholiday: Adults: $75, teens/seniors: $59, juniors: $40

Deals: January 7-13′s Take Your Kids to Gore Week means that sons and daughters 19 and under ski, ride and tube for free with a full-paid parent. Like Whiteface, Gore Mountain also participates in the Wednesday Coca-Cola promotion.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
International

Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.

Local

Leech therapy: Bloodsuckers in Brooklyn

The Old-World practice of leech therapy makes a comeback in New York.

News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

International

Jews in eastern Ukraine ordered to register, Kerry…

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned reports that Jews in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities "or suffer the consequences."

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

Movies

Review: 'Transcendence' is not stupid but sometimes lacks…

The cyberthriller "Transcendence" explores artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and other ethical quandaries, but has too much ambition, if anything.

NBA

Carmelo Anthony agonizing over Knicks future as season…

There’s still the cloud hanging over the franchise’s head as to the pending free-agent status of All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony.

NFL

Jets host players with eye toward NFL Draft

The Jets hosted a number of NFL Draft hopefuls for workouts on Thursday, with an eye toward some under-the-radar players.

NFL

Chris Johnson: I wanted to go to 'a…

Now that Chris Johnson is a Jet, the team has to figure out if one of the most explosive players in the NFL over the last half decade has anything…

NHL

Rangers' speed versus Flyers' size makes interesting playoff…

Among the myriad aspects that will make this Metropolitan Division semifinal series fascinating will be the battle between the Rangers' speed and the Flyers' size,…

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.

Wellbeing

Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.

Travel

Earth Day travel in the Florida Keys

See why this eco-friendly destination deserves your attention.

Tech

Sorry, Facebook — FarmVille goes mobile with 'Country…

Zynga has released a version of the hit "FarmVille" tailored for smartphones and tablets in the hope of reaping a bumper crop of players.