Woodstock NY: Great Location & Home Base for Skiing in the Catskills
by Dylan Taft
on Saturday, January 24th, 2015 at 12:51pm.
Woodstock, NY acts as a home base for skiing and snowboarding in the Catskills! Three great ski resorts all within an hour's drive of Woodstock make the town a perfect launching pad for winter fun. The nearby slopes are just another reason why real estate in Woodstock, NY is so desirable for New Yorkers seeking a weekend retreat and also year-round residents who love to get outside and be active! So gear up with Taft Street Realty as we take on some radical skiing and snowboarding all within short drive to Woodstock, NY.
Belleayre Mountain - Great Skiing Just Down the Road from Woodstock!
Belleayre Mountain is the closest ski resort and also the easiest to get to from Woodstock, NY. Located just 30 miles or so (from Woodstock) up Route 28, the drive to Belleayre couldn't be easier! Coming from New York City, you cruise up the NYS Thruway to Exit 19, Kingston, NY, which links right up with Route 28. You're in for a beautiful and winding ride for about 37 miles until you reach Belleayre Mountain. If you're a beginner or have young children, Belleayre may be the perfect mountain for you to cut your teeth on before travelling on to some of the bigger, more technical mountains.
Hunter Mountain - Action Packed Resort Offers Skiing and More!
Hunter Mountain has something fun for everyone to do! A favorite among snowboarders, Hunter Mountain has a well-known terrain park to practice the sickest tricks. 3 separate mountains offer trails for skiers and snowboarders of every skill level. For a fun alternative to skiing and snowboarding, Hunter Mountain also offers snow-tubing and a thrilling winter zip-line! From Woodstock you simply take Rte. 212 E to Rte. 32 N. Stay on Rte. 32 and you'll come to Rte. 23A West. Stay on that for 11 miles and you'll reach Hunter! Coming from NYC? Take Exit 20, Saugerties, NY off of the Thruway to Rte. 32 North and continue on to 23A West. Popular with the younger crowd, Hunter Mountain is full of energy and activity!
Windham Mountain - Furthest From Woodstock, NY but Worth the Trip!
Windham Mountain takes pride in its reputation as a family friendly resort. There are great accommodations and amazing skiing for all ages and ski levels. Windham is the furthest of these 3 resorts to Woodstock; however it is well worth the trip. It is a BIG mountain, located in the Northern Catskills, feeling more like the bigger peaks in Vermont but much closer to home. Originally known as Cave Mountain due to its unique bowl-like shape, Windham gives skiers and snowboarders that big-mountain experience without the endless drive. Simply cruise on up to Exit 21 on the Thruway. Jump onto State Rte. 23 for approximately 24 miles and you're there. Find out more at the websites of these 3 great mountains and we'll see you up on the lifts!
Be Sure to Stop in Woodstock for a Bite Either Before or After Your Trip!
All that skiing is going to make you hungry, and don't forget to have a good meal before you hit the slopes! This is why Woodstock, NY is the ideal home base for travelling winter adventurers. You'll most likely be up early, and a day of skiing or snowboarding requires a nourishing breakfast. Stop in at Bread Alone and get yourself a delicious fresh-baked roll or bagel, and a nice steaming cup of hot coffee. For a hearty breakfast on the go, nothing beats Bread Alone. At the end of the day you'll most likely be starving and may be in need of a drink to numb any bumps or bruises. Stop in at the Landau Grill where you can get a great meal and a drink without having to think twice about being dressed in snow gear. You can find more local winter fun on the most read real estate blog in Ulster County, NY from your ski guides at Taft Street Realty!