Ski country

Ski country



The area is a largely hilly terrain, mostly downwind from Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes, along the Eastern Continental Divide between the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River and Susquehanna River watersheds. The result of this is that through orographic lift, a significant amount of lake effect snow falls there during the months of November, December and January.

ki destinations

As the name implies, the area is particularly popular with skiers, and there are several ski resorts that stretch from Pennsylvania into Central New York.

The local ski resorts primarily offer alpine skiing while the numerous state parks use their hiking trails for cross-country skiing.


*Mountain View at Edinboro - in Edinboro, Pennsylvania
*Peek'n Peak - in Clymer, New York
*Cockaigne Ski Resort - in Cherry Creek (town), New York
*Holiday Valley - in Ellicottville (town), New York
*Holimont - in Ellicottville (also offers Nordic skiing)
*Kissing Bridge - in Glenwood, New York within the town of Colden
*Swain Ski Resort - in Burns, New York
*Bristol Mountain - in South Bristol, New York (also offers Nordic skiing)
*Greek Peak - in Virgil, New York near the city of Cortland
*Labrador Mountain - in Truxton, New York
*Dry Hill Ski Area - in Watertown, New York
*Toggenburg Mountain - in Fabius, New York
*Brantling Ski Slopes - in Sodus, New York

tate parks

*Art Roscoe Ski Area at Allegany State Park in Red House, New York
*Letchworth State Park in Livingston County, New York
*Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua near Maple Springs, New York
*Keuka Lake State Park in Jerusalem, New York

ee also

*List of ski areas and resorts in the United States

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