For skiing in the Finger Lakes region, explore Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Toggenburg Ski Resort, Song Mountain and Labrador Mountain – each located within 30 minutes of the other. These resorts are a new way to experience New York’s Finger Lakes Region, a vacation destination that is home to more than just internationally acclaimed wine and stunning views. A destination known as “Ski Finger Lakes,” the Cortland area welcomes first-time skiers, families, and experienced riders looking for a new challenge to its mountains.
The crowning jewel of the Finger Lakes mountains is Greek Peak Mountain – you should view the stunning Greek Peak webcam here – home to 38 trails, six chair lifts, five dining options, and three terrain parks. For those keen on skiing in the Finger Lakes, Greek Peak always has something fun to offer skiers – events, two for one ticket prices and specials, live entertainment on the weekends, and packages that let you experience more than just the slopes.
Greek Peak has a hotel, spa, restaurant, and indoor waterpark on-site in addition to downhill skiing and boarding. Their Nordic Center offers cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and the not-to-be-missed fat bikes, while their Outdoor Adventure Center offers four tandem zip lines, a ropes course, a 9-lane winter tubing center, and so much more for families to enjoy. And it’s only one of four Finger Lakes Mountains on the eastern side of the region that bursts with ski trails, freestyle terrains and forest runs.
Toggenburg Ski Resort has 21 trails serviced by five lifts, designed for riders of all levels. Six of those trails offer easier terrain for beginner skiers or families looking for an easy day of fun. But with multiple “Black Diamond” runs named things like “Thornapple Threat” and “Kneeknocker,” and two stellar terrain parks filled with flat boxes, corrugated pipe, multiple rails, and a 20 foot table – the mountain will challenge those looking to nail a trick, perfect their freestyle skills, or find their groove among the more experienced skiers.
At night, 16 trails remain lighted and open for night skiing, so skiers can catch those last few runs. Toggenburg’s Foggy Goggle Restaurant is acclaimed as one of Central New York’s finest eateries, the perfect place to grab a post-run meal and try quirky specials like the Mushroom Cappuccino (you read that right), Pulled Pork Quesadilla, or “Un” Spaghetti and Meatballs.
Two other mountains, Song Mountain and Labrador Mountain (or “Lab”, to the locals) – come as a pair. They lie north of the City of Cortland, NY, just 20 minutes apart by car. Each feature 23 trails of varying difficulty, and lighted trails for night skiers. Song Mountain boasts a challenging mogul run for more advanced ski and snowboarders, while Lab has a glade and wood park.
In tribute to the wine region that these resorts call home, Labrador Mountain gives a shout out to the Finger Lakes, naming two of its trails “Red Wine” and “White Wine” – in recognition of the region’s most notable product. You don’t have to be 21 to ride those trails; they’re made for beginner and intermediate skiers.
At the center of these four mountains lies Historic Downtown Cortland, the perfect home basecamp during your visit. Visitors relax with craft beers, spirits, and of course Finger Lakes wines. The food is reputed to be delicious – BBQ, famous fish fries, wood-fired pizza and burgers are to be found across the city in locally-owned cozy restaurants.
For more information about skiing in the Finger Lakes, we recommend looking up “Ski Finger Lakes.”
The Cortland area holds the promise of outdoor adventure, craft beer and great food.
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