2) Hunter Mountain
A two-peak mountain in the heart of the Catskills, Hunter Mountain is an impressive ski resort with a fine mixture of beginner, intermediate and expert terrain. The snow is plentiful and often falls earlier than many other parts of the U.S. making Hunter Mountain a great spot to ski early in the season. Hunter Mountain boasts award-winning facilities and luxury accommodations, if you have the budget to enjoy them, and there are tons of restaurants and shopping boutiques sprinkled around the resort. The little ones are catered to from around 4 years old with one-on-one ski instruction and family ski tickets are available at a competitive price. Hunter Mountain also has the largest snow tubing park in New York State.