Great homespun spot for a day trip
This welcoming, family-oriented winter playground features skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. It has a nifty history: Mount Peter was started in 1936 by Macy's department store to show off and sell their ski fashions. It’s said to be the oldest operating ski area in New York State and among the few remaining family-run ski sites in the nation.
Newbies love its free, hour-long group beginner lessons (on weekends and holidays) for skiers and snowboarders. The ski spot offers snowmaking, night hours, a terrain park, and a new quad lift for the 2017-2018 season. It features popular racing and development programs, too.
Tube-riders can thrill to the 600-foot ride downhill, then head back up on the conveyor carpet ride to get set for another fun slide. And the littlest kiddies aren’t forgotten, either, at Mount Peter — its Little Tikes Tubing Play Area offers a small hill that’s perfect for pint-sized fun.
Warwick, NY; www.mtpeter.com; 845.986.4940