As the winter drags on, it’s important to look on the bright side. The longer it stays cold in Albany, the longer you have to check out one of the many mountains close by for skiing and snowboarding. Since I first moved to the Albany area I have said the best part about the city is its location to other cool stuff. If you live in Albany and love to ski than get excited to know that you are surrounded by close, fun affordable places to check out.

Here is a list of 5 great places to ski and snowboard that are less than a 2-hour drive from Albany.

#1. Windahm Mountain – Drive from Albany =  62 minutes

Windham Mountain Ski Resort, New York

#2.Catamount - Drive from Albany = 55 minutes

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#3. Gore Mountain – Drive from Albany = 90 minutes

Gore Mountain Ski Resort

#4. Okemo  Mountain Resort - Drive from Albany = 113 minutes

Okemo Mountain Resort - Family Ski and Snowboard Resort in Vermont - Ludlow, VT

#5. Jiminy Peak - Drive from Albany = 43 minutes

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