Dry Hill Ski Resort

Dry Hill Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of New York in USA. The resort is in the town of Waterton, NY. We recently ranked all of New York's ski resorts, so you can see where Dry Hill stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Dry Hill is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Dry Hill Ski Resort.

Dry Hill Lodging:

Dry Hill Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Dry Hill has a total of 7 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Dry Hill is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 42 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 17 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
42(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Dry Hill Ski Resort Elevation

Dry Hill Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 950 feet, or 290 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 650 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 300 feet (91 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Dry Hill has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
950'(290 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
300'(91 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
650'(198 m)

Dry Hill Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
33out of 100
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Dry Hill 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 67% 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

Dry Hill has 42 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Dry Hill is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 33% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 67%.
33%(14 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
34%(14 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
33%(14 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 Dry Hill Ski Resort good for beginners?

Dry Hill 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 67% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Dry Hill Ski Resort Location

Dry Hill Ski Resort is located in the state of New York, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Waterton, NY.

Waterton, NY 13456 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
42.99000, -75.21000

Getting to Dry Hill Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Dry Hill Ski Resort), its coordinates of 42.99000, -75.21000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Waterton, 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 Dry Hill Ski Resort.

Syracuse Hancock International AirportSYRSyracuse, NY46 mi
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International AirportYOWOttawa, ON163 mi
Newark Liberty International AirportEWRNew York, NJ167 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 Dry Hill.

Greater Binghamton/Edwin A Link fieldBGMBinghamton, NY67 mi
Ithaca Tompkins Regional AirportITHIthaca, NY72 mi
Albany International AirportALBAlbany, NY73 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Dry Hill 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 Dry Hill Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
McCauley MountainCold Brook, NY2,260 ft36%32 mi
Royal MountainSaint Johnsville, NY1,800 ft36%36 mi
ToggenburgFabius, NY1,780 ft37%40 mi
Labrador MountainTruxton, NY1,825 ft37%45 mi
Song MountainTully, NY1,940 ft23%51 mi
CortinaBaldwinsville, NY2,650 ft23%57 mi
Plattekill MountainRoxbury, NY3,500 ft47%58 mi
Windham MountainWindham, NY3,100 ft49%64 mi
West MountainQueensbury, NY1,470 ft30%68 mi
Hunter MountainHunter, NY3,200 ft53%75 mi
Gore MountainNorth Creek, NY3,600 ft60%75 mi
Four SeasonsRavena, NY550 ft24%79 mi
Snow RidgeTurin, NY2,000 ft37%87 mi
Elk MountainUnion Dale, PA2,693 ft46%89 mi
Holiday MountainMonticello, NY1,300 ft34%99 mi

Dry Hill Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation950 ft
Base Elevation650 ft
Vertical Drop300 ft
(33% Beginner,  34% Intermediate,  33% Expert)
Skiable Acres42
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Dry Hill Ski Resort Mountain Stats