Are you planning a group getaway to hit the ski slopes this winter? Those in the know will tell you that once you fly into New York City and book a van rental, the surrounding area offers more than just skyscrapers and bustling streets. You can easily drive your rental to one of the ski resorts in the Tri-state area for your next winter adventure. At VTI Van Rentals, we’ve helped countless people get on the road for an unforgettable trip with our luxurious van rentals. From our experience, here are five hotspot ski destinations outside the city that are perfect for a snowy escape.
1. Windham Mountain Club in Windham, New York
Located just a few hours from the heart of New York City, Windham Mountain Club offers fantastic skiing and snowboarding opportunities in the Catskill Mountains. With a variety of slopes for all skill levels, it’s a perfect destination for both beginners and seasoned skiers. You can also rent a snowmobile or go snow tubing at the Tubing Park. Then after a long day enjoying the thrills of the mountains, try one of the six restaurants at the club that boast of chef-inspired cuisine.
2. Hunter Mountain in Hunter, New York
Another gem in the Catskills, Hunter Mountain is renowned for its family-friendly atmosphere and vibrant après-ski scene. Explore an array of trails, enjoy snow tubing, or take a scenic chairlift ride to capture breathtaking views. You can even book a ski lesson if you’re a first-timer. Hunter Mountain is just about 125 miles north of the city, so consider a 15-passenger van rental along with a Wi-Fi add-on for a comfortable group journey.
3. Mountain Creek in Vernon, New Jersey
For those flying into Newark, Mountain Creek in New Jersey is a convenient and fun choice since it’s only 50 miles west of NYC. With over 46 trails, a terrain park, and snow tubing, there’s something for everyone. There are even some black diamond options for skiers who need an extra challenge. Plus, the resort often hosts fun winter events. Grab an airport van rental from us, and you’ll be hitting the slopes in no time.
4. Camelback Resort in Tannersville, Pennsylvania
If you are able to venture a bit farther south, you’ll find Camelback Resort in Pennsylvania. This family-friendly resort is known for its tubing park and skiing, but it also has a special program to serve adaptive skiers. Skiing and snowboarding lessons are offered to individuals of all ages and abilities, starting from the age of five. Certified instructors employ cutting-edge teaching methods to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, using state-of-the-art equipment to make each lesson exceptional.
Just 90 miles from NYC, it’s a perfect destination to explore with friends and family. Our Sprinter van rentals are the ideal choice for comfort and convenience for this type of trip. Whether you need additional services like access to streaming services, EZ Pass rental, child car seat rental, or more, we can help make your drive a comfortable one.
5. Mount Peter Ski Area in Warwick, New York
If you’re seeking a quaint and charming ski destination, Mount Peter Ski Area, just 60 miles outside of New York City, is a hidden gem. As the oldest operating ski area in New York, it provides a nostalgic skiing experience. Mount Peter is perfect for beginners and families looking for a relaxed atmosphere. If you’re hungry, they have a large selection of foods at their cafe, pub, and food trucks. Take note that all reservations and rentals need to be done online ahead of time before you arrive.
Van Rentals Simplify Group Trips
Whether you’re a winter sports enthusiast or just want to enjoy the beauty of the season with your group, these ski destinations near New York City are sure to provide memorable experiences. Our team can help take away the stress of arrival after your flight into JFK, Newark, or LaGuardia. We’ll make sure your van rental is there on arrival so your group can focus on your experience together.
So, grab your skis or snowboard, pack your bags, and prepare for your next ski trip outside of New York City. Contact VTI Van Rentals at (718) 313-0757 or request a quote online today. We can help you arrive at your ski destination in comfort and style.