Royal Mountain Ski Resort

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

Royal Mountain 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 Royal Mountain Ski Resort.

Royal Mountain Lodging:

Royal Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Royal Mountain has a total of 13 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Royal Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 30 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 12 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
30(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Royal Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Royal Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 1,800 feet, or 549 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,250 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 550 feet (168 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

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

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,800'(549 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
550'(168 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,250'(381 m)

Royal Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
35.6out of 100
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Royal Mountain 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

Royal Mountain has 30 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Royal Mountain 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%(10 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%(10 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%(10 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 Royal Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Royal 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 67% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Royal Mountain Ski Resort Location

Royal Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of New York, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Saint Johnsville, NY.

Saint Johnsville, NY 13452 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
43.04000, -74.51000

Getting to Royal Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Royal Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 43.04000, -74.51000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Saint Johnsville, 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 Royal Mountain Ski Resort.

Syracuse Hancock International AirportSYRSyracuse, NY81 mi
LaGuardia AirportLGANew York, NY160 mi
Newark Liberty International AirportEWRNew York, NJ163 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 Royal Mountain.

Albany International AirportALBAlbany, NY41 mi
Rutland - Southern Vermont Regional AirportRUTRutland, VT85 mi
Adirondack Regional AirportSLKSaranac Lake, NY94 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Royal Mountain 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 Royal Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
McCauley MountainCold Brook, NY2,260 ft36%31 mi
Dry HillWaterton, NY950 ft33%36 mi
West MountainQueensbury, NY1,470 ft30%36 mi
Windham MountainWindham, NY3,100 ft49%48 mi
Gore MountainNorth Creek, NY3,600 ft60%49 mi
Willard MountainGreenwich, NY1,415 ft35%50 mi
Four SeasonsRavena, NY550 ft24%52 mi
Plattekill MountainRoxbury, NY3,500 ft47%54 mi
Woods ValleyBolton Landing, NY1,400 ft33%57 mi
Hunter MountainHunter, NY3,200 ft53%61 mi
Jiminy PeakHancock, MA2,380 ft44%70 mi
Snow RidgeTurin, NY2,000 ft37%73 mi
ToggenburgFabius, NY1,780 ft37%75 mi
Labrador MountainTruxton, NY1,825 ft37%80 mi
Mount SnowSomerset, VT3,600 ft44%80 mi
Bromley MountainPeru, VT3,284 ft42%80 mi
Stratton MountainWinhall, VT3,875 ft45%81 mi
Berkshire EastCharlemont, MA1,840 ft44%84 mi
Song MountainTully, NY1,940 ft23%86 mi
Magic MountainLondonderry, VT2,850 ft52%88 mi
Mt. Pisgah Recreation CenterSaranac Lake, NY2,500 ft38%91 mi
CortinaBaldwinsville, NY2,650 ft23%91 mi
Stowe MountainWest Halifax, VT4,395 ft57%92 mi
Otis RidgeOtis, MA1,700 ft34%92 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%94 mi
Whiteface MountainWilmington, NY4,650 ft70%97 mi
KillingtonKillington, VT4,241 ft68%97 mi
Holiday MountainMonticello, NY1,300 ft34%98 mi
Pico MountainMendon, VT3,967 ft53%99 mi
BlandfordBlandford, MA1,685 ft24%100 mi

Royal Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,800 ft
Base Elevation1,250 ft
Vertical Drop550 ft
(33% Beginner,  34% Intermediate,  33% Expert)
Skiable Acres30
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Royal Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats