New York Today: Where to Ski Near the City

Good morning on this winter-ready Thursday.

While the city has yet to see its first significant snow of this autumn, ski and snowboard season is well underway across New York’s 51 ski resorts and just outside the state’s borders.

Elaine Glusac, who writes about ski travel for The New York Times, told us about some of the best places for New Yorkers to hit the slopes without having to set foot on an airplane or drive a car.

So grab your goggles, buckle your boots and heat up those hand warmers.

Whiteface Mountain, Lake Placid, N.Y.

“As a former Olympic venue, Whiteface Mountain is a bucket-list place for skiers with respect for history,” Ms. Glusac told us.

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Hours from the city: 5

How to get there: By bus, take Adirondack Trailways. By train, take Amtrak to Westport, N.Y., about 40 miles from Lake Placid, and then hop on a scheduled shuttle. More transit information here.

One great date: This Sunday, when you can ski for free if you are dressed as Santa Claus or Mrs. Claus.

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