Sawkill Ski Resort

Sawkill Ski Resort is permanently closed.

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

Sawkill 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 Sawkill Ski Resort.

Sawkill Lodging:

Sawkill Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Sawkill has a total of 2 ski trails, which are serviced by 1 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Sawkill is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 6 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 2 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
6(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Sawkill Ski Resort Elevation

Sawkill Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 2,215 feet, or 675 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,700 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 515 feet (157 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

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

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
2,215'(675 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
515'(157 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,700'(518 m)

Sawkill Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
12.4out of 100
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Sawkill is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 70% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 515 feet.


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

Sawkill has 6 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Since Sawkill is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 70% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 30% trails are rated as intermediate.
70%(4 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
30%(2 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
0%(0 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 Sawkill Ski Resort good for beginners?

Sawkill is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 70% of its trails are rated as "beginner".

Sawkill Ski Resort Location

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

Wallkill, NY 12589 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
41.60000, -74.18000

Getting to Sawkill Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Sawkill Ski Resort), its coordinates of 41.60000, -74.18000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Wallkill, 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 Sawkill Ski Resort.

LaGuardia AirportLGANew York, NY59 mi
Newark Liberty International AirportEWRNew York, NJ63 mi
John F. Kennedy International AirportJFKNew York, NY70 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 Sawkill.

New York Stewart International AirportSWFNewburgh, NY8 mi
Westchester County AirportHPNWhite Plains, NY44 mi
Igor I Sikorsky Memorial AirportBDRBridgeport, CT62 mi

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

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Tuxedo RidgeCentral Valley, NY1,400 ft29%19 mi
Holiday MountainMonticello, NY1,300 ft34%23 mi
Mt. PeterGreenwood Lake, NY1,250 ft35%26 mi
Snow RidgeTurin, NY2,000 ft37%30 mi
Thunder RidgePatterson, NY1,270 ft28%31 mi
Campgaw MountainMahwah, NJ720 ft14%38 mi
Hunter MountainHunter, NY3,200 ft53%40 mi
Mohawk MountainWest Cornwall, CT1,600 ft35%48 mi
WoodburyWoodbury, CT850 ft33%50 mi
Plattekill MountainRoxbury, NY3,500 ft47%52 mi
Windham MountainWindham, NY3,100 ft49%53 mi
Ski SundownNew Hartford, CT1,075 ft29%56 mi
Shawnee MountainEast Stroudsburg, PA1,350 ft36%61 mi
Greek Peak MountainNew York, NY2,100 ft39%62 mi
Mountain CreekHackettstown, NJ1,480 ft40%62 mi
Four SeasonsRavena, NY550 ft24%64 mi
Mt. SouthingtonPlantsville, CT525 ft31%64 mi
BelleayreHighmount, NY3,429 ft42%65 mi
Otis RidgeOtis, MA1,700 ft34%69 mi
Elk MountainUnion Dale, PA2,693 ft46%71 mi
Camelback MountainTannersville, PA2,050 ft38%72 mi
Berkshire EastCharlemont, MA1,840 ft44%72 mi
Winter4Kids (Youth Only)Vernon Twp, NJ1,435 ft43%76 mi
BlandfordBlandford, MA1,685 ft24%76 mi
Montage MountainScranton, PA1,960 ft44%79 mi
Jiminy PeakHancock, MA2,380 ft44%80 mi
Bear Creek MountainMacungie, PA1,110 ft35%82 mi
Big BoulderLake Harmony, PA2,175 ft30%82 mi
Jack FrostWhite Haven, PA2,000 ft41%84 mi
Whitetail MountainMercersburg, PA1,800 ft39%95 mi

Sawkill Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation2,215 ft
Base Elevation1,700 ft
Vertical Drop515 ft
(70% Beginner,  30% Intermediate,  0% Expert)
Skiable Acres6
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Sawkill Ski Resort Mountain Stats