Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center Ski Resort

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

Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center 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 Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center Ski Resort.

Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center Lodging:

Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center has a total of 5 ski trails, which are serviced by 1 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 15 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 6 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center's slopes see on average 60 inches (24 cm) of snowfall a year.

Trails
Total Runs
5
Ski Lift
Lifts
1
Skier
Skiable Acres
15(0 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
60"(24 cm)

Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center Ski Resort Elevation

Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 2,500 feet, or 762 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 2,100 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 400 feet (122 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
2,500'(762 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
400'(122 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
2,100'(640 m)

Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
37.6out of 100
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Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center 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 100% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.

 DID YOU KNOW?

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

Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center has 15 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 0% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 100%.
Beginner
0%(0 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
Intermediate
80%(12 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
Expert
20%(3 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 Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center Ski Resort good for beginners?

Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center 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 100% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center Ski Resort Location

Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center Ski Resort is located in the state of New York, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Saranac Lake, NY.

Address:
Saranac Lake, NY 12983 USA
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Website:
saranaclakeny.gov/index.php?section=pl

GPS Coordinates:
44.33000, -74.14000

Getting to Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center Ski Resort), its coordinates of 44.33000, -74.14000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Saranac Lake, 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 Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center Ski Resort.

NameCodeCityDistance
Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International AirportYULMontréal, QC81 mi
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International AirportYOWOttawa, ON102 mi
Syracuse Hancock International AirportSYRSyracuse, NY129 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 Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center.

NameCodeCityDistance
Adirondack Regional AirportSLKSaranac Lake, NY5 mi
Plattsburgh International AirportPBGPlattsburgh, NY40 mi
Burlington International AirportBTVBurlington, VT50 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center 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 Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Whiteface MountainWilmington, NY4,650 ft70%13 mi
CatamountHillsdale, NY2,000 ft35%18 mi
Titus MountainMalone, NY2,025 ft36%30 mi
Gore MountainNorth Creek, NY3,600 ft60%46 mi
Woods ValleyBolton Landing, NY1,400 ft33%56 mi
Cochran Ski AreaRichmond, VT950 ft32%58 mi
Bolton ValleyRichmond, VT3,150 ft40%64 mi
West MountainQueensbury, NY1,470 ft30%66 mi
SugarbushWarren, VT4,083 ft60%66 mi
Smuggler's NotchJeffersonville, VT3,640 ft59%68 mi
Pico MountainMendon, VT3,967 ft53%70 mi
McCauley MountainCold Brook, NY2,260 ft36%75 mi
Mad River GlenMorrisville, VT3,637 ft59%79 mi
Suicide SixSouth Pomfret, VT1,200 ft36%79 mi
Mont RigaudRigaud, QC571 ft42%79 mi
KillingtonKillington, VT4,241 ft68%81 mi
Royal MountainSaint Johnsville, NY1,800 ft36%91 mi
Jay PeakJay, VT3,968 ft50%93 mi
Ski Saint-BrunoSaint-Bruno-de-Montarvill, QC574 ft20%94 mi
Mont SuttonSutton, QC3,175 ft41%94 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%95 mi
Willard MountainGreenwich, NY1,415 ft35%96 mi
Bromley MountainPeru, VT3,284 ft42%97 mi
BromontBromont, QC1,693 ft41%98 mi
Groupe Plein Air TerrebonneTerrebonne, QC100 ft0%98 mi

Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation2,500 ft
Base Elevation2,100 ft
Vertical Drop400 ft
Trails5
(0% Beginner,  80% Intermediate,  20% Expert)
Lifts1
Skiable Acres15
Avg. Annual Snowfall60 inches
Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center Ski Resort Mountain Stats