Holiday Mountain may be one of the smaller resorts in New York at only 60 acres, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a lot to offer, especially to families and parents. Holiday Mountain has seven trails, 2 novice, three intermediate, and 2 advanced. There are three lifts on the mountain; a tow rope services the beginners ski area, a double ferries up to the left ski area, and the triple heads up to the right. Holiday Mountain has 100 percent coverage for snowmaking for the days when Mother Nature isn’t cooperating. For those inclined, there is also night skiing on the entire resort.
Where to Ski at Holiday
Even with only seven trails, the two expert trails are steep enough and fast enough to keep most teens and kids coming back for more. Dead Man’s Run follows the fall line underneath the C-Lift and Roman Candle is a wide steep with some rollers that sits underneath the D-Lift.
More moderate cruisers can be found off the D-Lift with Manny’s Run offering a tight tree lined cruiser and Benson’s Glade taking a few solid bumps on its way back to the base lodge. Turkey Trot runs parallel to Dead Man’s Run, but misses the moguls and steep pitch that the expert run offers.
For novice skiers, Kroeger Pass is a wide and forgiving cruiser that meanders from the top of C-Lift back to the Chalet and offers enough challenge and variety that even intermediate skiers won’t mind it. It’s a great trail to ski with your kids as you practice pizza turns and learning to navigate the snow.
Amenities and Après Ski
In keeping with its family friendly atmosphere, Holiday Mountain doesn’t have your traditional après ski activities. Instead, there’s an ice skating rink to amuse after you’ve had enough time on the slopes. There’s also an arcade with bumper cars and a mechanical bull to amuse while you warm yourself between runs.
Even if it’s your children’s first time on the slopes, there’s something for them. Holiday has an excellent snow sports school with nationally accredited teachers who are more than willing to teach your kids how to make the most of their time on the snow. For younger kids aged 4 to 6, the kinderski program will get them out on their first board or skis and make them anxious for more.