Thunder Ridge is a ski area located in the state of New York in USA. The resort is in the town of Patterson, NY.
We recently ranked all of New York's ski resorts, so you can see where Thunder Ridge stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Thunder Ridge is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket 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 work with Thunder Ridge. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Thunder Ridge's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Thunder Ridge around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Thunder Ridge Terrain Overview
Thunder Ridge has a total of 30 ski trails, which are serviced by 7 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Thunder Ridge is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 100 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 40 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.4 square kilometers.
Thunder Ridge's slopes see on average 60 inches (1.8 meters) of snowfall a year.
Thunder Ridge Elevation
Thunder Ridge has a summit elevation of 1,270 feet, or 387 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 770 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 500 feet (152 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Thunder Ridge has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Thunder Ridge Difficulty Level
28out 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
Thunder Ridge has 100 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Since Thunder Ridge is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 40% trails are rated as intermediate.
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 Thunder Ridge good for beginners?
Thunder Ridge 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. 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner".
Thunder Ridge Location
Thunder Ridge is located in the state of New York, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Patterson, NY.
Patterson, NY 12563 USA
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Getting to Thunder Ridge
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Thunder Ridge), its coordinates of 41.50800, -73.58500 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Patterson, 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 Thunder Ridge.
|LaGuardia Airport||LGA||New York, NY||53 mi|
|John F. Kennedy International Airport||JFK||New York, NY||61 mi|
|Newark Liberty International Airport||EWR||New York, NJ||64 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 Thunder Ridge.
|New York Stewart International Airport||SWF||Newburgh, NY||27 mi|
|Westchester County Airport||HPN||White Plains, NY||31 mi|
|Igor I Sikorsky Memorial Airport||BDR||Bridgeport, CT||34 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Thunder Ridge, 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 Thunder Ridge.
|Woodbury Ski Area||Woodbury, CT||850 ft||33%||19 mi|
|Ski Sundown||New Hartford, CT||1,075 ft||29%||26 mi|
|Mohawk Mountain||West Cornwall, CT||1,600 ft||35%||26 mi|
|Tuxedo Ridge||Central Valley, NY||1,400 ft||29%||30 mi|
|Sawkill||Wallkill, NY||2,215 ft||12%||31 mi|
|Mt. Southington||Plantsville, CT||525 ft||31%||34 mi|
|Mt. Peter||Greenwood Lake, NY||1,250 ft||35%||41 mi|
|Snow Ridge||Turin, NY||2,000 ft||37%||44 mi|
|Campgaw Mountain||Mahwah, NJ||720 ft||14%||45 mi|
|Belleayre Mountain||Highmount, NY||3,429 ft||42%||46 mi|
|Otis Ridge Ski Area||Otis, MA||1,700 ft||34%||54 mi|
|Holiday Mountain||Monticello, NY||1,300 ft||34%||54 mi|
|Blandford||Blandford, MA||1,685 ft||24%||57 mi|
|Hunter Mountain||Hunter, NY||3,200 ft||53%||57 mi|
|Greek Peak Mountain||New York, NY||2,100 ft||38%||59 mi|
|Berkshire East||Charlemont, MA||1,840 ft||43%||60 mi|
|Bousquet Mountain||Pittsfield, MA||1,818 ft||48%||65 mi|
|Four Seasons||Ravena, NY||550 ft||24%||68 mi|
|Windham Mountain||Windham, NY||3,100 ft||49%||69 mi|
|Jiminy Peak||Hancock, MA||2,380 ft||44%||73 mi|
|Plattekill Mountain||Roxbury, NY||3,500 ft||47%||76 mi|
|Mountain Creek||Hackettstown, NJ||1,480 ft||40%||79 mi|
|Shawnee Mountain||East Stroudsburg, PA||1,350 ft||36%||84 mi|
|Winter4Kids (Youth Only)||Vernon Twp, NJ||1,435 ft||43%||90 mi|
|Stowe Mountain||West Halifax, VT||4,395 ft||57%||96 mi|
|Camelback Mountain||Tannersville, PA||2,050 ft||38%||97 mi|
Thunder Ridge Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,270 ft|
|Base Elevation||770 ft|
|Vertical Drop||500 ft|
(40% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 20% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||60 inches|