When the snow begins to fall, winter sport enthusiasts delight in the glistening rural landscapes of Columbia County, New York. Located just two hours north of New York City, the county offers miles of cross country and snowshoeing trails making for an invigorating and visually breathtaking experience. Trails meander through the grounds of the internationally known sculpture garden, ART OMI, and through the captivating terrain with spectacular Hudson River views at the Olana Historic Site.
Catamount Ski Area provides thrills for snowboarders and downhill skiers of all ages. With over 30 downhill runs — easy for the kiddies and double back diamond for the more experienced — a day on the slopes is a fun family affair.
If frosty weather gives you the chills, relax and rejuvenate yourself at one of county’s day spas or yoga classes or cozy up with a good book at one of the many charming B&Bs. Top the day off with cocktails by a roaring fire and a sumptuous meal at one the Zagat rated restaurants and you have the perfect winter getaway.
Find out more at columbiacountytourism.org.