Catamount Mountain is a ski area located in the state of New York in USA. The resort is in the town of Hillsdale, NY.
We recently ranked all of New York's ski resorts, so you can see where Catamount Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Catamount Mountain is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
There are numerous options to stay at Catamount Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Catamount Mountain Terrain Overview
Catamount Mountain has a total of 38 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Catamount Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 133 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 54 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.5 square kilometers.
Catamount Mountain's slopes see on average 130 inches (3.3 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 10 feet every year!
Catamount Mountain Elevation
Catamount Mountain has a summit elevation of 2,000 feet, or 610 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,000 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,000 feet (305 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Catamount Mountain has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Catamount Mountain Difficulty Level
36.3out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Catamount Mountain has 133 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Catamount Mountain is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 40% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 60%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Catamount Mountain good for beginners?
Catamount Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 60% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Catamount Mountain Location
Catamount Mountain is located in the state of New York, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Hillsdale, NY.
Hillsdale, NY 12529 USA
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Getting to Catamount Mountain
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Catamount Mountain), its coordinates of 44.59000, -74.09000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Hillsdale, NY to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Catamount Mountain.
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||63 mi|
|Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport||YOW||Ottawa, ON||92 mi|
|Syracuse Hancock International Airport||SYR||Syracuse, NY||143 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Catamount Mountain.
|Adirondack Regional Airport||SLK||Saranac Lake, NY||15 mi|
|Plattsburgh International Airport||PBG||Plattsburgh, NY||31 mi|
|Massena International Richards Field||MSS||Massena, NY||44 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Catamount Mountain, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Catamount Mountain.
|Titus Mountain||Malone, NY||2,025 ft||37%||14 mi|
|Whiteface Mountain||Wilmington, NY||4,650 ft||71%||18 mi|
|Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center||Saranac Lake, NY||2,500 ft||39%||18 mi|
|Cochran Ski Area||Richmond, VT||950 ft||33%||57 mi|
|Mont Rigaud||Rigaud, QC||571 ft||43%||62 mi|
|Bolton Valley||Richmond, VT||3,150 ft||42%||62 mi|
|Gore Mountain||North Creek, NY||3,600 ft||66%||64 mi|
|Smuggler's Notch||Jeffersonville, VT||3,640 ft||61%||64 mi|
|Sugarbush||Warren, VT||4,083 ft||62%||70 mi|
|Middlebury Snow Bowl||Hancock, VT||2,720 ft||40%||72 mi|
|Woods Valley||Bolton Landing, NY||1,400 ft||35%||72 mi|
|Mad River Glen||Morrisville, VT||3,637 ft||61%||75 mi|
|Saskadena Six||South Pomfret, VT||1,200 ft||37%||75 mi|
|Ski Saint-Bruno||Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC||574 ft||21%||76 mi|
|Pico Mountain||Mendon, VT||3,967 ft||57%||78 mi|
|Groupe Plein Air Terrebonne||Terrebonne, QC||100 ft||0%||80 mi|
|Mont Sutton||Sutton, QC||3,175 ft||42%||83 mi|
|Jay Peak||Jay, VT||3,968 ft||60%||84 mi|
|West Mountain||Queensbury, NY||1,470 ft||31%||84 mi|
|Bromont||Bromont, QC||1,693 ft||43%||85 mi|
|Mont Habitant||Saint-Sauveur, QC||1,151 ft||35%||89 mi|
|Versant Avila||Piedmont, QC||1,365 ft||55%||90 mi|
|Sommet Saint-Sauveur||Saint-Sauveur, QC||1,365 ft||50%||90 mi|
|Sommet Morin Heights||Morin-Heights, QC||1,523 ft||43%||91 mi|
|Killington||Killington, VT||4,241 ft||69%||91 mi|
|Sommet Olympia||Piedmont, QC||1,523 ft||37%||92 mi|
|McCauley Mountain||Cold Brook, NY||2,260 ft||38%||92 mi|
|Sommet Gabriel||Sainte-Adèle, QC||1,420 ft||52%||92 mi|
|Owl's Head||Mansonville, QC||2,480 ft||47%||94 mi|
|Ski Chantecler||Sainte-Adèle, QC||1,499 ft||47%||95 mi|
|Mont Avalanche||Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC||1,820 ft||33%||96 mi|
|Mont Sainte-Sauvage||Val-Morin, QC||1,650 ft||15%||97 mi|
|Belle Neige||Val-Morin, QC||1,515 ft||38%||98 mi|
|Vallée Bleue||Val-David, QC||1,419 ft||38%||99 mi|
Catamount Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,000 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,000 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,000 ft|
(40% Beginner, 35% Intermediate, 25% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||130 inches|