With recent heavy snowfalls, many people have skiing on their minds. If you're a New Yorker or live on the East Coast, you don't have to hightail it to Aspen, Vail or Squaw Valley for an exciting ski experience. Our Adirondack Mountains offer a variety of mountains to ski that are top ranking for skiers.
Take Whiteface Mountain, for example. This ski area was the site for the 1980 Olympic Games and the 2000 Winter Goodwill Games. Eight miles from Lake Placid, Whiteface Mountain provides challenging runs for downhill skiers and also opportunities for cross country skiing. You can view the Olympic Jumping Complex where ski jumpers accelerate down ramps and fly for great lengths before touching the ground. In addition, Whiteface Mountain boasts the highest vertical drop in the eastern United states.
Other Adirondack mountain ski resorts also offer exciting skiing opportunities. Gore Mountain provides advantages for families, including amenities, such as child care and children's ski programs. The resort gears its programs for first time skiers from age 13 through adults. You can come for a three day weekend, rent equipment and get a package that includes 90 minute lessons, rental equipment and lift tickets. Anyone completing the three-day program receives discounts and perks for the rest of the season. The resort offers the same type of package for first time snow boarders.
West Mountain is another great resort for a family getaway or school age students who enjoy snowboarding and skiing. The resort has hosted over 30,000 students who come on school trips, as part of church groups, boy or girl scout troops or other youth groups. Seasoned, certified instructors offer lessons for beginners, intermediate and expert terrain to riders and skiers with varying degrees of skills. The snowmaking and grooming crew at West Mountain work hard to maintain good skiing conditions for you. The resort has its appeal to adults too, offering low priced drinks for happy hour along with meal specials offered Monday through Thursday.
There's plenty of winter fun for everyone and US Coachways can help make your trip enjoyable. Hit the road in a luxury bus or limo for your winter ski vacation. Plan ahead and save up to 10% when booking $1,000 or more. Call 1-855-606-4361 and ask about our Alpine Adventure Special when booking your trip.