Alpine skiing

Where to Experience the Best of Finger Lakes Skiing

The Finger Lakes region of New York state is famous for its 11 lakes. In the summer, visitors from all over come to our area to enjoy sunshine and water sports. Did you know that the Finger Lakes is one of the best skiing destinations in New York? Enjoy winter sports like downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding at our area’s top ski resorts. Read on for more information on Finger Lakes skiing

Request our free Hammondsport Destination Guide when you’re ready to start planning your ski trip. This guide contains local insight into the best activities and attractions in our area, including more winter sports! 

3 of the Best Places for Finger Lakes Skiing 

1. Bristol Mountain Ski Resort 

With nearly 40 slopes, Bristol Mountain Ski Resort offers trails for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. We recommend the First Time Lesson package for novice skiers and snowboarders. This package includes a four-hour lift ticket, four-hour ski or snowboard school, and 1.5 hours of coaching on the slopes. By the end of the day, you’ll be shredding down the mountain like a pro! 

2. Greek Peak Mountain Resort 

Greek Peak Mountain Resort is the largest terrain park in New York. There are 56 trails at Greek Mountain, so you’re sure to find one that suits your skill level. There are also plenty of après-ski activities on site. There’s no better way to refuel after an afternoon on the slopes than with a frothy beer and wood-fired pizza from Trax Pub & Grill!  

3. Swain Resort

Swain Resort is another great option for skiing in the Finger Lakes. The resort is nestled just a short drive from Hammondsport and is the perfect place to spend a quiet day on the slopes. This ski resort boasts 30 trails across 120 acres. Swain Resort also hosts weekly events for guests that include live music, food and drink tastings, and more, with incredible mountain views!

Outdoor Activities in the Finger Lakes 

The Finger Lakes region of New York state offers outdoor adventure all year round. While winter visitors will love skiing in the Finger Lakes, here are some other options for outdoor recreation: 

Searching for more outdoor adventures in our area? Don’t forget to grab your free copy of our Hammondsport Destination Guide

Stay at the Hammondsport Hotel 

Return to the Hammondsport Hotel after a day of skiing in the Finger Lakes. Our hotel on the southern tip of Keuka Lake offers comfortable accommodations, including Standard 2 Queen Rooms2 Queen SuitesStandard King RoomsKing Suites, and accessible accommodations. During your stay, enjoy our complimentary hotel amenities like a heated indoor pool, guest laundry, a 24-hour exercise facility, and more. Best of all, our hotel is within driving distance of the terrain parks mentioned above! 

Check our availability to start planning your ski trip to the Finger Lakes!