Dry Hill 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 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 Dry Hill around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Dry Hill 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, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.
Dry Hill's slopes see on average 125 inches (3.8 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 10 feet every year!
Dry Hill Elevation
Dry Hill 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.
Dry Hill Difficulty Level
32.9out 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
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%.
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 Dry Hill 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 Location
Dry Hill is located in the state of New York, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Waterton, NY.
Waterton, NY 13456 USA
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Getting to Dry Hill
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Dry Hill), 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.
|Syracuse Hancock International Airport||SYR||Syracuse, NY||46 mi|
|Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport||YOW||Ottawa, ON||163 mi|
|Newark Liberty International Airport||EWR||New York, NJ||167 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 field||BGM||Binghamton, NY||67 mi|
|Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport||ITH||Ithaca, NY||72 mi|
|Albany International Airport||ALB||Albany, NY||73 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Dry Hill, 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.
|McCauley Mountain||Cold Brook, NY||2,260 ft||36%||32 mi|
|Royal Mountain||Saint Johnsville, NY||1,800 ft||35%||36 mi|
|Toggenburg||Fabius, NY||1,780 ft||37%||40 mi|
|Labrador Mountain||Truxton, NY||1,825 ft||37%||45 mi|
|Song Mountain||Tully, NY||1,940 ft||23%||51 mi|
|Cortina||Baldwinsville, NY||2,650 ft||23%||57 mi|
|Plattekill Mountain||Roxbury, NY||3,500 ft||47%||58 mi|
|Windham Mountain||Windham, NY||3,100 ft||49%||64 mi|
|West Mountain||Queensbury, NY||1,470 ft||30%||68 mi|
|Hunter Mountain||Hunter, NY||3,200 ft||53%||75 mi|
|Gore Mountain||North Creek, NY||3,600 ft||60%||75 mi|
|Four Seasons||Ravena, NY||550 ft||24%||79 mi|
|Snow Ridge||Turin, NY||2,000 ft||37%||87 mi|
|Elk Mountain||Union Dale, PA||2,693 ft||46%||89 mi|
|Holiday Mountain||Monticello, NY||1,300 ft||34%||99 mi|
Dry Hill Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||950 ft|
|Base Elevation||650 ft|
|Vertical Drop||300 ft|
(33% Beginner, 34% Intermediate, 33% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||125 inches|