Helen Feng

December 9, 2022

Best Skiing Near NYC: Where to Go Skiing Without a Car

The second snow starts sticking to the ground, our heads and hearts are already on the nearest snowy slope. But, unfortunately, our bodies aren’t quite as easy to transport.

A powder day can feel like a million miles away when you’re in the concrete jungle. The thought of slushy traffic, stuffing your ski gear into a compact car (or even worse – a rental), gas money, a confusing driving route, and yet another bout of traffic at the mountain can be enough to make you want to keep your ski shell in the closet for the season.

But luckily for you, there is a way to get all the turns, jumps, and runs you want without having to take on the migraine-inducing commute by car. 

Enter… our NYC snow bus

Our ski trips will take you directly to the best skiing near NYC so you can enjoy bluebird days, fresh powder, and the apres-ski hot chocolate without the stress of planning a trip. 

Want to hit the slopes without a stressful commute? Here are the best ski resorts near NYC for skiers that don’t want to drive!

Mountain Creek Ski Resort

Sourced Adventures Trip: Mountain Creek NYC Ski Trip 

Mountain Creek is the easiest and closest ski resort to NYC, making it a stellar option for those who want to shred some pow without needing to plan an overnight excursion. This NYC ski resort is less than a 2-hour drive from Manhattan and still feels like a total escape from the city.

This ski resort near NYC has four mountain peaks, eight lifts, and 46 heart-pumping trails to play on. With bunny hills that accommodate newbies and extreme black diamonds seasoned pros will love, everyone can have a great time. There is even a terrain park with halfpipes, rails, and jumps to practice gnarly tricks.

Our Mountain Creek NYC Ski Trip has two pick-ups (Union Square or W. 45th Street and 11th Avenue) and is your ticket to a full day of snow and fun.

Sourced Adventures has customizable trip packages to ensure that every ski bro and bunny has everything they need and nothing they don’t to have a great day enjoying then best skiing near NYC:

  • Mountain Creek Snow Bus Only: This package is perfect for those with everything they need except for a ride to the mountain. 
  • Lift Ticket + Snow Bus: Already have the skills and tools to hit the slopes? Get your lift ticket and transportation through us!
  • Lift Ticket + Rentals + Snow Bus: Skip the stress of buying, borrowing, or finding gear in the city with a package that includes rentals. 
  • Classes + Lift Ticket + Rentals + Snow Bus: Are you new to skiing? This package includes everything you need, from rentals to a 60-minute beginner lesson. Just bring some warm snow clothes and a can-do attitude!

This is a local winter adventure like you’ve never experienced – spend your next snow day with us!

Belleayre Ski Resort

Sourced Adventures Trip: Belleayre Mountain NYC Ski Bus

New adventure alert – we are reintroducing our Belleayre Mountain NYC Ski Bus back to our trip list! These tree-lined trails, 174 skiable acres, and adrenaline-pumping terrain are just a short 2.5-hour bus ride from the city. 

This Catskills ski resort has a speedy gondola, eight lifts, and 63 trails to explore, so everyone can have space to cruise and find fresh powder. Then, when your quads are burnt from the trails and moguls, you can choose between four beautiful lodges for relaxation in between runs. 

See the best of the snowy Catskills mountain views with one of these NYC Ski Bus packages:

  • Lift Ticket + Snow Bus: Already have the skills and tools to hit the slopes? Get your lift ticket and transportation through us!
  • Lift Ticket + Rentals + Snow Bus: Skip the stress of buying, borrowing, or finding gear in the city with a package that includes rentals. 
  • Classes + Lift Ticket + Rentals + Snow Bus: Are you new to skiing? This package includes everything you need, from rentals to a 60-minute beginner lesson. Just bring some warm snow clothes and a go-getter spirit!

There is no better way to bomb down runs on the highest-elevation resort in the Catskills. We’ll handle the logistics so you can keep your eyes on the runs!

Tips for Early Booking at NYC Ski Resorts:

Pick your Package

Our Mountain Creek NYC Ski Trip and Belleayre Mountain NYC Ski Bus have multiple packages to choose from – make sure you select the option that includes everything you need to have a great time on the mountain!

Changes up to 7 days in advance

Did you know you can reschedule day trips up to seven days before your trip? So if you choose a date now, you can reschedule for free, as long as you contact us at least seven days in advance. This is the case for all of our New York day trips!

Trip Protection

Select the “Trip Protection” add-on at checkout to get additional flexibility to reschedule up to one business day before your trip without any hassle.

It’s time to strap on your boots and hit the best skiing near NYC! If you need help with New York winter adventure recommendations, trip plans or escaping the city, reach out to our team! We’ll save you a seat on one of our many New York adventures.