President’s Day is just around the corner, and we can’t wait for the extra day off. If you’re lucky enough to also have the day off, why not escape the city and go skiing for the day. If you’re like us and don’t own a car, you can check out one of these packages that include transport (to and from), breakfast and a lift ticket to a nearby resort.
Weekly trips to Hunter or Windham. For an extra $30, stop in a few days before, and they’ll arrange your ski or snowboard equipment rental. Departs from Union Square and the package costs $84.
A one-stop shop for New York’s skate and snowboard enthusiasts, Blades whisks up to 200 people per day in Wi-Fi-equipped coach buses from its Upper West Side and Soho locations to the snow-covered mountains of Hunter, Wyndham, Camelback and Mount Snow. Tickets are $70-$100 and departs from either the West Village or the Upper West Side.
Escape the city to the beautiful Catskills Mountains of upstate New York and ride Hunter Mountain Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, or for a bigger escape take a trip to Vermont and ride Mount Snow, Okemo, or Stratton, every Saturday and Sunday. Packages are $59 - $80 and departs from locations in Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Union Square and Upper East Side.
Emilio’s Ski Shop
For the die-hard skier or snowboarder, there’s no free breakfast, no-frills bus ride and s strict no-refund policy. However, they do make trips to Stratton, Okemo and Mount Snow, as well as closer locations. Tickets are $75 to $100 and depart from Forest Hills, Upper East Side, Flatiron District and Park Slope.