Photo of Nordic Skis and Poles, a Catskills Winter Novelty.

Skiers and snowboarders aren’t the only people who enjoy a snow-filled Catskills winter. Travelers from near and far places flock to the Catskills for its wide variety of winter activities. Luckily, Albergo Allegria is in the perfect location to enjoy New York’s sun-filled skies, powdered sugar snow, and famous frosted mountains. The spectacular scenery makes for a dreamy winter wonderland. See for yourself by trying some of our favorite activities during Catskills’ winter.

Alpine Skiing

The mountainous terrain is one of Catskills’ signature geographic features. For this reason, the Catskills has ski resorts all over the place. Frequent skiers enjoy Catskills’ alpine skiing because our area experiences significant snowfall every year—whichever ski resort you check out, you’ll quickly notice the smooth slopes (unlike the artificial, icy slopes at other resorts.) Whether you’re a seasoned skier or just a rookie, you’ll find skiing in Catskills, NY, to be a dang good time.

Where to Go: Windham Mountain Resort. Hunter Mountain. On-site at our Mountain Top Area

Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing in the Catskills

There are several areas near Albergo Allegria that boast spacious trails covered in plush snow. These serene regions are perfect for a peaceful afternoon of snowshoeing. Certain areas are so undisturbed that all you’ll hear is the beautiful sound of birds singing in the distance. However, if you don’t know how to snowshoe, there are plenty of resorts with instructors who can teach you the basics. 

Where to Go: Windham Path. Windham Mountain Cross Country Ski And Snowshoe Center

Snow Tubing in the Catskills

Remember when you were younger, and snow tubing meant scooting down your backyard hill on a pool inner tube? Well, snow tubing in the Catskills is a little more adventurous. Our mountainous terrain is perfect for zipping down the steep declines, nearly faster than lightning. Sounds like fun? Visit our favorite spots below! Your travel partner will be begging for one more snow tubing ride. 

Where to Go: Windham Mountain Resort. Hunter Mountain.

Snowmobiling

For an effortless attempt at taking in Catskills’ winter views, opt for our snowmobiling vacations. Snowmobiling rides can be as relaxing or as thrilling as you’d like since it doesn’t require much energy. No need to break a sweat unless you want to! 

Where to Go: Rip Van Winkle Snowmobiling & ATV Rentals.

The Adaptive Sports Foundation

We often forget how fortunate we are to experience these Catskills winter sports. There are some children and adults who would love to try alpine skiing, snow tubing, or snowmobiling, but they struggle with various disabilities. With the help of The Adaptive Sports Foundation, athletes of all ages who struggle with cognitive or physical disabilities can experience multiple sports and recreational activities. The ASF Winter Program offers recreational skiing and snowboarding. Guests begin by sliding into fitness equipment and meeting their instructors. Then, you’ll head to Windham Mountain, which is just steps outside of the ASF Center, and start your lesson! The ASF provides a life-changing experience to travelers that are passionate about Catskills’ winter sports. However, it’s essential to share that this wonderful cause wouldn’t be possible without the community’s support

Albergo Allegria

After a long day outside, head back to Albergo Allegria for a relaxing night. Stop by our Kitchen of Happiness for fresh baked cookies, snacks, hot beverages, and other goodies. Then head up to your room for a hot bath while the fireplace crackles in the background. You’ll need all the rest you can get because tomorrow is another day full of Catskills’ winter sports. If you’d like to learn more information, talk to our Albergo Allegria staff by calling 518-724-5560.