Snow Ridge Ski Resort, New York

In the Heart of the Snowbelt

Snow Ridge lies in the heart of the snow belt east of Lake Ontario, averaging almost 20 feet of snow annually and boasting a season that can stretch from Thanksgiving to April.

The "lake effect," which is a phenomenon caused by prevailing westerly winds crossing the warm waters of Lake Ontario (it never freezes over) and then the colder land of the Tug Hill Plateau, virtually ensures a large quantity of snow. Snow Ridge does have 50 percent snowmaking which compliments Lake Ontario's bounty.

With six lifts and 22 slopes and trails covering 130 skiable acres, Snow Ridge is a great place to learn to ski. Snowboarding is allowed on all trails, and the trails are lighted for night skiing on Thursday and Friday nights.

Facilities at Snow Ridge include a cafeteria, ski shop, rental shop, restaurant and lounge and locker rental.

From the south, Snow Ridge is 40 miles north of both Thruway Exits 31 via Route 12, or Exit 33 via Routes 365 and 26.

From the north the area is 67 miles south of the Thousand Island Bridge via Interstate 81, then Routes 12 and 26, 40 miles from Watertown.

Mountain Statistics for Snow Ridge Ski Resort
Base Elevation: 1,350 ft (411 meters)
Summit Elevation: 2,000 ft (610 m)
Vertical Drop: 500 ft (152 m)
Skiable Area: 130 acres (53 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 230 in (584 cm)
Longest Run: 4,000 ft (1,219 m)
Snowmaking: 50 %
Number of Lifts: 6
Uphill Lift Capacity: 6,000 per hour
Types of Lifts: 1 Rope Tow
1 T-bars
4 Double Chairs
Number of Trails: 22
Trail Ratings for Snow Ridge Ski Resort
Easiest: Easiest 20%
More Difficult: More Difficult 55%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 20%
Experts Only: Experts Only 5%
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 Snow Ridge Ski Resort
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes
Nearby Cross Country: 10 km