Catamount Ski Resort

Catamount Ski Resort 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 stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Catamount 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.

Catamount Lodging:

Catamount Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Catamount has a total of 38 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Catamount 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 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
133(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Catamount Ski Resort Elevation

Catamount Ski Resort 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 has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
2,000'(610 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,000'(305 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,000'(305 m)

Catamount Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
35.1out of 100
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Catamount can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. 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 ski level.


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.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Catamount has 133 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Catamount is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 40% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 60%.
40%(53 acres)

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.

Blue Square
35%(47 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
25%(33 acres)

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 Ski Resort good for beginners?

Catamount 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 Ski Resort Location

Catamount Ski Resort is located in the state of New York, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Hillsdale, NY.

Hillsdale, NY 12529 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
44.59000, -74.09000

Getting to Catamount Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Catamount Ski Resort), 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 Ski Resort.

Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International AirportYULMontréal, QC63 mi
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International AirportYOWOttawa, ON92 mi
Syracuse Hancock International AirportSYRSyracuse, NY143 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.

Adirondack Regional AirportSLKSaranac Lake, NY15 mi
Plattsburgh International AirportPBGPlattsburgh, NY31 mi
Massena International Richards FieldMSSMassena, NY44 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Catamount Ski Resort, 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 Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Titus MountainMalone, NY2,025 ft36%14 mi
Whiteface MountainWilmington, NY4,650 ft70%18 mi
Mt. Pisgah Recreation CenterSaranac Lake, NY2,500 ft38%18 mi
Cochran Ski AreaRichmond, VT950 ft32%57 mi
Mont RigaudRigaud, QC571 ft42%62 mi
Bolton ValleyRichmond, VT3,150 ft40%62 mi
Gore MountainNorth Creek, NY3,600 ft60%64 mi
Smuggler's NotchJeffersonville, VT3,640 ft59%64 mi
SugarbushWarren, VT4,083 ft60%70 mi
Woods ValleyBolton Landing, NY1,400 ft33%72 mi
Mad River GlenMorrisville, VT3,637 ft59%75 mi
Suicide SixSouth Pomfret, VT1,200 ft36%75 mi
Ski Saint-BrunoSaint-Bruno-de-Montarvill, QC574 ft20%76 mi
Pico MountainMendon, VT3,967 ft53%78 mi
Groupe Plein Air TerrebonneTerrebonne, QC100 ft0%80 mi
Mont SuttonSutton, QC3,175 ft41%83 mi
Jay PeakJay, VT3,968 ft50%84 mi
West MountainQueensbury, NY1,470 ft30%84 mi
BromontBromont, QC1,693 ft41%85 mi
Mont HabitantSaint-Sauveur, QC1,151 ft34%89 mi
Versant AvilaPiedmont, QC1,365 ft53%90 mi
Sommet Saint-SauveurSaint-Sauveur, QC1,365 ft48%90 mi
Sommet Morin HeightsMorin-Heights, QC1,523 ft41%91 mi
KillingtonKillington, VT4,241 ft68%91 mi
Sommet OlympiaPiedmont, QC1,523 ft36%92 mi
McCauley MountainCold Brook, NY2,260 ft36%92 mi
Sommet GabrielSainte-Adèle, QC1,420 ft50%92 mi
Owl's HeadMansonville, QC2,480 ft46%94 mi
Ski ChanteclerSainte-Adèle, QC1,499 ft46%95 mi
Mont AvalancheSaint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC1,820 ft32%96 mi
Ski Mont SauvageVal-Morin, QC1,650 ft15%97 mi
Belle NeigeVal-Morin, QC1,515 ft36%98 mi
Vallée BleueVal-David, QC1,419 ft37%99 mi

Catamount Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation2,000 ft
Base Elevation1,000 ft
Vertical Drop1,000 ft
(40% Beginner,  35% Intermediate,  25% Expert)
Skiable Acres133
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Catamount Ski Resort Mountain Stats