The Full Wiki

More info on Ski country

Ski country: Wikis

Advertisements
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The eastern half of the maroon portions on this map is the approximate reach of ski country in New York and Pennsylvania.

Ski country is a term used to describe portions of the boundary between the Niagara Frontier and the Southern Tier of the western part of New York.

Contents

Weather

The area is a largely hilly terrain, mostly downwind from Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes, along the Eastern Continental Divide between the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River and Susquehanna River watersheds. The result of this is that through orographic lift, a significant amount of lake effect snow falls there during the months of November, December and January.

The western portion of ski country is defined by a geologic formation known as the Chautauqua Ridge.

Ski destinations

As the name implies, the area is particularly popular with skiers, and there are several ski resorts that stretch from Pennsylvania into Central New York.

The local ski resorts primarily offer alpine skiing while the numerous state parks use their hiking trails for cross-country skiing.

Advertisements

Resorts

State parks

A complete list of cross-country ski areas in New York can be found at New York State's ski portal.

See also


Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message