Winter Escape to Windham Mountain

Updated: Feb 22

Oh, Windham Mountain. A beautiful ski mountain in the Catskills.


I love going there to ski since it is a family-friendly mountain, but it also has a range of activities for adults in the lodge and outdoor areas to enjoy.


Windham is not just a ski mountain, but it also has an adventure park where you can go snow tubing, ice skating, and kids can go snowmobiling!


It is the perfect destination if you’re looking for a weekend getaway or a day trip to the mountain.


Windham you can take a two-hour train ride from Penn Station to Hudson Amtrak Station then a quick taxi or Uber ride


I’ve driven and only done day trips each time so I cannot speak to the train ride.


However, if you are going to do the train ride, I highly recommend making a weekend out of it!


Now, I am coming from Northern NJ, it is a two-hour drive up 1-87 North.


The drive to the mountain is beautiful with all the trees and just scenic views.


It is a half-hour drive off the highway.


Now once you park, get your gear on and get ready for a wonderful day of beautiful and smooth trails.


My first time to Windham I was trying snowboarding for the second time ever!


Now, the friends I went with, were more skilled than me.


I eventually left them to stay on the bunny hill to “practice” while they went and explored the mountain.


Windham is a great mountain to learn on!


I felt completely safe being on the mountain by myself.


The staff is very welcoming and the locals are very kind.


Just always be mindful of your surroundings and aware that there are other people on the mountain.


The next time I went on skis which I grew up on. I went all over the mountain and did not encounter a trail I didn't like.


For lunch, they do have a good mix of food.


Whether you want to eat in the middle of the mountain, grab something quickly, or have a fancy sit down, Windham has all your options covered.


However, if you’re looking to keep costs low, I recommend stopping at a bagel shop on the way to the mountain and pairing it with your favorite deli meat.


It’s a perfect way to fill up and not get hungry for the rest of the day on the mountain.


At the end of the day, don’t forget to get a waffle at the Waffle Cabin.


Each time you come to the bottom of the mountain it’s all you can smell!


It is heavenly.


I hope you take the time to escape your daily grind to explore the beauty of the Catskills in the winter!


Some facts about Windham Mountains:

  • Located in Windham, New York

  • In the northern section of the Catskill Mountains

  • Top of the mountain elevations is 3,100 feet

  • Slope lengths on the mountain range from 300 to 12,500 feet

  • 54 trails on the mountain

  • Total of 11 lifts

  • 6 Terrain Parks

  • Night skiing on 6 trails


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