The Finger Lakes Region of New York is a four season destination and activities abound when fresh snowfall hits the ground. It's a winter playground in the Finger Lakes when temperatures drop and a whole new plethora of offerings for things to do comes on the horizon including a number of unique winter experiences.
Snow flies and skiiers delight in the Finger Lakes. Whether its natural or created specifically for the season, ski areas in the Finger Lakes provide trails for any skill level, scenic views of rolling hills and valleys and encourage the best cross county adventures or careens down the slolams. Four Seasons Golf & Ski Center is a place to visit in the cold and warm months; offering skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, group outings, events, and more. It's a great place to learn to ski and snowboard with your friends and family. Bristol Mountain in the heart of the region offers 1200' of vertical, 2 high speed quads and 138 skiiable acres with 96% of their trails being lit to allow patrons the ability to visit day or night. Greek Peak Mountain Resort is home to winter fun in the South East gateway to the Finger Lakes. Greek Peak offers rentals, lessons, downhills, cross country, snow shoeing all on their expansive and inclusive property. Song Mountain Resort is close by for winter enthusiasts to explore more than one location within a short drive time. Song offers 24 trails over 25 acres for both skiiers and snowboarders. With 22 groomed trails and 6 lifts, skiers and boarders of all levels can enjoy the slopes of Labrador Mountain. Inter-Mountain Passport holders can enjoy Song Mountain for two mountains for the price of one. Toggenburg Winter Sports Center has 21 trails across this scenic mountain including two terrain parks, serviced by five lifts, along with a Tubing Center for individual or family fun!
Not sure where to start when it comes to skiing or how to maneuver like a pro? Check out this wonderful and helpful 'Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Skiing' courtesy of our friend at Rachel at HobbyHelp.
Ice fishers delight with one of summer's favorite Finger Lakes activities on the water getting a frosty revision. As soon as many of the Finger Lakes freeze over ice fishers get their gear and head out to their frozen water camps. With tents on top and holes to allow underwater access, many of the region's lakes become winter campsites for ice fisherman.
Frozen lakes and ponds also make for the perfect conditions to grab the skates and practice figure skating or ice hockey skills. Grab your sweetie for a romantic swirl skating on the ice or hone your competitive edge with some recreational sports.
Those with an adventurous spirit and a need for speed can find snowmobiling trails along major countrysides throughout the region as well.
Explore the diversity in the winter in the region and learn that the area is anything but hibernating!