Skiing, Snowboarding & Skating: Trio of Hudson Valley Winter Activities

Ready for some winter fun? How about starting off the year with a magical winter getaway to the Hudson Valley? This area is truly an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with an abundance of skiing, snowboarding and skating opportunities – the trio of Hudson Valley winter activities. Throughout the region you’ll find miles of trails, slopes and snow-covered terrain. While snow accumulations can vary greatly from year to year, we’ve rounded up some spots near the Caldwell House Bed & Breakfast so you can plan a fun winter vacation.


Bear Mountain Ice Rink

Open from November to March, this is the area’s largest open-air rink. Adults pay only $5 to skate and parking is $10 on weekends and holidays. Skate rental is $10 per pair. Enjoy gorgeous views of the mountains as you twirl, toe loop, flip, and strut your stuff on the ice.

Rocking Horse Ranch

This 500-acre, family-oriented destination is about 40 minutes from our inn. Here you can try snow tubing, ice skating, skiing, and cross-country skiing. The timber chute tubing lanes are a blast! When your adventures are done you can relax on a horse-drawn sleigh ride around the ranch.

Bowdoin Park

Bowdoin Park is a picturesque 301-acre park with amazing views overlooking the Hudson River and the ice rink is open when conditions are right. Reach out to the park’s hotline for updates by calling 845-298-4607

Skiing & Snowboarding

Fahnestock Winter Park

Located in Carmel, NY, about 35 minutes from us, this winter park provides groomed, mapped trails for skiers and snowshoers of all ages. There is also a fun sledding hill plus rentals for ski, snowshoe, and tubes. Fahnestock is open to the public once enough snow has accumulated so check their website for updates.

Mount Peter

Mount Peter is an all-in-one winter destination just 35 minutes from our B&B. It is the oldest ski operation in New York State and offers over a dozen trails of beautiful mountainside fun. If you’re a beginner on the slopes, the team at Mount Peter has amazing instructors that will help you feel comfortable on your skis. There is also a 600-foot tubing run and a carpet lift. Pete’s Pub is where you can refuel, warm up and relax during your day’s adventure.

Thunder Ridge Ski Area

Located 50 minutes away, Thunder Ridge Ski Area boasts 22 trails for skiers of all skill levels. State-of-the-art chairlifts, magic carpets and an elaborate terrain park for snowboarders provide all that you need for a day of winter fun. There is also a slopeside lodge with cafeteria and pub and panoramic views.

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In addition to the trio of Hudson Valley activities of skiing, snowboarding and skating, there’s so much more to explore during your stay. Whether hiking, shopping, dining, or visiting museums you’ll have no problem filling your day with fun. Book your next getaway online today and contact us anytime with questions or for further information.


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