by Maytal Wichman
Whether you’re an avid skier, or simply enjoy relaxing in the spa, a winter resort has something for everyone and is the perfect getaway for the entire family. Luckily, there are so many nearby resorts at a relatively short driving distance, so Brooklyn Mamas has put together a list of a few that are two or three hours away.
Two Hours Away
Mohonk Mountain House
This stunning Victorian Castle, set on thousands of acres is nestled in the heart of the Hudson Valley and is a favorite among New York State’s resorts.
Activities: Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, snow tubing, disk golf, as well as numerous winter-related activities for all ages.
Where: 1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, NY 12561
The Inn at Pocono Manor
This impressive 3,000-acre resort offers breathtaking panoramic views, as well as a plethora of activities for all ages.
Activities: Cross-country skiing, ice skating, snow shoeing, snowmobiling, dog sledding and more.
Where: One Manor Drive
Pocono Manor, PA 18349
Less than two hours away from NYC, this resort offers hundreds of skiable acres of mountain peaks.
Activities: Skiing, snowbording, snowtubing and more.
Where: 200 Route 94
Vernon, NJ 07462
Fernwood Hotel and Resort
This 400-acre retreat is nestled in the Pocono Mountains and features an array of year-round entertainment.
Activities: Skiing, snowtubing, snowboarding, winter horseback riding and more.
Where: Route 209 and River Road
Bushkill, PA 18324
Three Hours Away
This popular Catskills resort offers winter activities for all ages and levels. There is a variety of lodging options from hotels, motels, B&B and slopeslide lodging.
Activities: Skiing, snowtubing, ski racing and more.
Where: Route 23 a and Route 32 a
Palenville, NY 12463
(800) 486-8376, ext. 2200
This resort has everything you need, including the Winwood Inn and Condominiums and a quaint town with shops, restaurants and galleries.
Activities: Skiing, skating, snowtubing, a kids snowmobile park, and more.
Where: 33 Clarence D. Lane Road
Windham, NY 12496
Ski Butternut Resort
This popular resort, located in the Berkshires, offers plenty of activities, as well as numerous lodging and dining options options.
Activities: skiing, tubing, snowboarding and more.
Where: 380 State Road, Route 23
Great Barrington, MA 01230