With the holidays in full swing this is also an indication that New Yorkers are planning their winter getaways. Your interest will ultimately determine which type of destination you’ll choose. The acutely chic crowd are more than likely planning a tropic vacation which is cool, anyone can appreciate clear blue water.

On the other hand, the millennials who all the trends are based around are getting into more adventurous activities and skiing is at the top of that list.

As an area that is under the radar for skiing, The Finger Lakes region of Central New York is surely becoming a hot spot for thrill seekers. For those who enjoy a road trip this haven is a  3.5 hour drive up north and a 45 minute flight from NYC, more than enough time for you and your friends to brainstorm on what the program will be once you hit the town.

North America, USA, New York State, Cortland County, Virgil, Greek Peak Mountain Resort
North America, USA, New York State, Cortland County, Virgil, Greek Peak Mountain

Greek Peak Mountain Resort is the paramount stop for everything that involves winter activities. Up here there are 32 distinct trails including a 952 ft drop ideal for your snowboarding & skiing needs. If skiing and snowboarding sounds a little risque then of course there are snowshoeing options along with winter tubing. Now combine all of those elements with an option to indulge at night, and you have the adrenaline filled getaway you been wanting.

One thing to consider when planning a ski getaway is checking out the facilities additional activities besides snow filled fun. Greek Peak has plenty that will guarantee a unforgettable weekend.

Who wouldn’t want to nourish in a midday spa treatment filled with massages, facial, and a mani-pedi?  Waterfalls is the on-site spa where all of this can happen.

Are you all about skipping the cold all together and engaging in some indoor water fun? Cascades Indoor Waterpark is the facilities own water park equipped with rides to delight all ages.

bristol-mountainBristol Mountain Ski Resort

This particular ski destination features the the highest vertical drop between the Rockies and the Adirondacks of 1,200 feet. Not to be intimidated by the many of offered terrains where you’ll most likely see the elite skiers having fun, beginners come here and have a good time as well.

With not as many additional activities options, Bristol Mountain is still a place to feed the adventurous person inside of you, on and off the snow. Guest can take a in thrilling aerial views of Bristol Mountain via the year-round zip line, 60 feet above ground.

If that doesn’t motivate you then their Stay & Ski packages would. Bristol Mountain provides a selection of area accommodations (see here) including special room rates with all day ski lift tickets starting at $115 per night.

North America, USA, New York State, Tompkins County, IthacaIf the sport alone is your thing or you may have a vacation home not too far from the region, there are three smaller ski areas that are especially great for families as they are more affordable, personalized and evoke the feeling of “ski resort as it was:”

Labrador Mountain– 8 Hour lift ticket- $52 & Junior 6-12 -$42

Toggenburg Mountain– One day adult ticket – $50 & One day junior ticket – $40.00

Song Mountain– Adult 8 hour pass – $50.00 & Junior 8 hour pass – $40.00

We hope you enjoy a winter filled fun warmth and adventure!