8 Best Ski Resorts Near Syracuse, New York - Updated 2024

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Pallavi 
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On the banks of Onondaga Lake, Syracuse is best known for the university of the same name. Its location however, makes it an excellent choice for weekend getaways or short trips over the year. Clinton Square Ice Rink is a favored ice skating venue in the city. Beaver Lake Nature Center is a popular location outside the city limits, about a 20-mi (32.19 km) drive from Syracouse. It is popular for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails. Syracuse is surrounded by numerous waterfalls, and some such as the one at Pratts Falls Park can be hiked even during the winter months. The park is a 14-mi (22.53 km) drive from the city. So continue reading for the best ski resorts near Syracuse, New York, for a spectacular winter break.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to ski slopes and equipment. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 08, 2024.

1. Hope Lake Lodge & Indoor Waterpark, Cortland (from USD 298)

Just across from Greek Peak Mountain is the luxurious Hope Lake Lodge & Indoor Waterpark, which offers apartment-style accommodations.

While expert skiers will effortlessly glide through the snow, 200 trained professionals are on hand to provide lessons and tips to novice skiers. Visitors can choose from group, private and even special classes for kids. And you don’t need to worry about buying all the equipment, as the rental shop on-site allows guests to rent equipment catered to their level of expertise.

Purchase a basic season pass for 755 USD, which includes resort fees, or bundle it up with additional for greater benefits. Discounted passes are available for college students and first responders. Greek Mountain offers 220 ac (89.03 ha) of skiable area, with 56 trails and 4 terrain parks to explore. The resort includes eight skiing lifts, one tubing lift, and night skiing.

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Hope Lake Lodge & Indoor Waterpark

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 2177 Clute Rd
32.19 km (20.0 mi) from Labrador Hollow Unique Area

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

Other accommodations with access to ski slopes near Syracuse, New York

2. Quality Inn University Area, Cortland (from USD 109)

This pet-friendly hotel offers exceptional service on a budget. A stay here allows visitors to easily access the slopes of Greek Peak as well as the city life of Syracuse. Begin your day with a complimentary hot breakfast before you head out to the slopes or decide to go wine tasting.

All the accessible rooms at Quality Inn University Area are on the ground floor and are designed with lowered amenities. All guestrooms at the hotel are non-smoking and come with an option to rent a microwave and a mini refrigerator.

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Quality Inn University Area

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: 188 Clinton Avenue
22.21 km (13.8 mi) from Labrador Hollow Unique Area

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Skiing Free parking

3. Hampton Inn by Hilton Verona at Turning Stone, Verona (from USD 154)

This affordable property is across the road from Turning Stone Casino and offers a complimentary 24-hour round-trip shuttle service. Mount Hope Park, along the banks of the namesake river is just a 9-minute drive from the hotel and allows cross-country skiing during the winter months. Upon your return, enjoy swimming in the heated indoor pool or take your pet on a walk in the neighborhood.

Oneida Lake is a 28-minute drive from the property and a popular location for ice fishing when the lake freezes over.

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Hampton Inn by Hilton Verona at Turning Stone

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 5186 Route 365
51.27 km (31.9 mi) from Labrador Hollow Unique Area

Parking Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing Business centre

4. Staybridge Suites Syracuse Liverpool, an IHG Hotel, Liverpool (from USD 110)

This is a top long-stay property just on the outskirts of Syracuse, ideal for both business and leisure travelers. The popular Four Seasons Golf & Ski Center is just a 24-minute drive away, while the trails of Onondaga Lake Parks, 5 minutes away, are perfect for snowshoeing. All the spacious accommodations at Staybridge Suites come with the convenience of a full kitchen, allowing guests to cozy up in the comfort of their own rooms after a day out in snow.

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Staybridge Suites Syracuse Liverpool, an IHG Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 439 Electronics Parkway
36.23 km (22.6 mi) from Labrador Hollow Unique Area

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms

5. Tru By Hilton Syracuse-Camillus, Camillus (from USD 130)

Located just off Highway 5, it is easy to make your way to and from this Hilton property. The popular Song Mountain Resort is 29.5 mi (47.48 km) away and features 24 trails of various difficulty levels and 5 ski lifts. Visitors have the option of purchasing a season pass or shorter day passes as well.

The hotel offers simple yet comfortable rooms that guests will appreciate after a day spent outdoors. Guests driving down to Camillus are sure to appreciate the rare complimentary on-site parking offered at Tru By Hilton.

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Tru By Hilton Syracuse-Camillus

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: 116 Township Blvd.
34.53 km (21.5 mi) from Labrador Hollow Unique Area

Parking Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Business centre

6. 2W Lake, Skaneateles (from USD 412)

This charming little property is on the northern shore of Skaneateles Lake, and is an excellent choice for a short break any time of the year. The location is ideal if you wish to enjoy the slope but also wish to mix it up with sightseeing in Syracuse. The thrilling ski trails of Song Mountain Resort, Labrador Mountain, and Four Seasons Gold & Ski Center are all less than an hour away from 2W Lake.

When the weather is pleasant, guests can enjoy their breakfast on the sunny porch, while the well-lit dining room is an excellent option during the cooler months.

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2W Lake

Wifi Available

Address: 2 West Lake St.
35.31 km (22.0 mi) from Labrador Hollow Unique Area

Parking Room service Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing

7. Labrador Mountain House, Truxton (from USD 890)

This is the perfect property to enjoy a fun winter holiday with your entire family. This ski-in ski-out property allows guests to make the most of the snowy winters. There are also several hiking trails near the house, and maps are made available for guests. Relax in the sauna once you return and feel your body warm up slowly. Labrador Mountain House offers a cozy and comfortable retreat from which you can enjoy the scenic beauty.

When you wish to ski, the slopes of Song Mountain Resort are 11.9 mi (19.15 km) away, while Toggenburg Mountain is 9.6 mi (15.45 km), and Greek Peak Mountain Resort is 21.9 mi (35.24 km) away.

Song Mountain Resort offers visitors the option to purchase season as well as day passes. A four-wheel drive is required to access Labrador Mountain House during the winter months.

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Tully, New York, United States
5.46 km (3.4 mi) from Labrador Hollow Unique Area
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 14 Guests 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our entire group had plenty of space and all of the beds were very comfortable
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8. Beautiful log home overlooking DeRuyter Lake, DeRuyter (from USD 572)

This log home is situated on a small hill, 800 ft (243.84 m) above the lake, and offers scenic views from the grounds. The height also means that guests can enjoy unlimited sledding during the winter months. Guests also enjoy private road access to the lake, where kayaks, a rowboat, paddleboat, and life jackets are available for renters to use during their stay. The house is surrounded by acres of skiing area, and if you bring your snowmobiles, there are miles of trails to explore.

The house offers multiple indoor and outdoor spaces for guests to lounge, including a sunny deck. The spacious and well-equipped kitchen makes it easy to prepare meals with the option to barbecue. Post dinner, enjoy smores around the outdoor fire pit.

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DERUYTER, New York, United States
14.02 km (8.8 mi) from Labrador Hollow Unique Area
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice & relaxing with the pool and amenities the house offers
the house had a very nice view of the lake from just about every room in the house
the pool was a huge success - the weather was perfect and the pool was warm and clear
great communication with the host and the pool and view of the lake are amazing
the pool was great and it was always warm
Cleanliness:
the property was clean and had a lot of amenities
Host:
shawn was extremely responsive to our questions
shawn was easy to contact and responsive
the pool is a definite plus and the owner is very responsive to any questions or issues
the owner provided pretty much everything we could need for our stay including the s’mores poles
our vacation rental exceeded our expectations the owner was very responsive and helpful before and during our stay
Location:
a lovely place to stay
our biggest take-a-way: we wish we had booked more time there thank-you shawn for sharing your place with us
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Choose to spend your winters near Syracuse

Syracuse is surrounded by scenic areas that include multiple lakes, waterfalls, and state parks. The ever-changing landscapes guarantee a distinct experience depending on which month you choose to visit. Book one of these best ski resorts near Syracuse, New York, for a nature cum city holiday during the winters.

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Raised in Bangkok and now living in India, Pallavi loves planning and going on road trips around the country. She believes they are the best way to understand a region!

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