McCauley Mountain, New York

A Challenging Little Mountain

It may not be the largest of ski areas, but it will offer a challenge to the best of skiers. Two Olympic skiers have come from Old Forge: Louie Ehrensbeck, a veteran of two US Olympic teams, and Hank Kashiwa, who was also the World Professional Alpine Ski Champion. McCauley Mountain is known as "New York's Best Family Mountain" and "the most challenging little mountain in New York".

Packed into 633 vertical feet of skiing are 21 trails, open slopes, designated bump runs and glades for conservative intermediates, advanced skiers and double-black diamond adventurers. Plus, McCauley Mt. features easier slopes from the summit.

Average annual snowfall is 240" and has exceeded 400 inches. With snowmaking on 65% of the trails, McCauley Mountain is able to offer an average base of 120 PLUS inches and 105 days of skiing on the average.

McCauley Mountain is located 2.5 miles from Old Forge.

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Mountain Statistics for McCauley Mountain
Base Elevation: 1,627 ft (496 meters)
Summit Elevation: 2,260 ft (689 m)
Vertical Drop: 633 ft (193 m)
Skiable Area: 250 acres (101 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 225 in (572 cm)
Longest Run: 5 ft (2 m)
Snowmaking: 65 %
Number of Lifts: 5
Uphill Lift Capacity: 3 per hour
Types of Lifts: 2 Rope Tow
2 T-bars
1 Double Chair
Number of Trails: 21
Trail Ratings for McCauley Mountain
Easiest: Easiest 33%
More Difficult: More Difficult 33%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 32%
Experts Only: Experts Only 2%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for McCauley Mountain
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes
Nearby Cross Country: 15 km
Snowshoe Trails: Yes