Thunder Ridge Ski Resort

Thunder Ridge Ski Resort 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 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 Thunder Ridge Ski Resort.

Thunder Ridge Lodging:

Thunder Ridge Ski Resort 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 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
100(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Thunder Ridge Ski Resort Elevation

Thunder Ridge Ski Resort 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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,270'(387 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
500'(152 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
770'(235 m)

Thunder Ridge Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
28.1out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Thunder Ridge 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 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 500 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

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.
40%(40 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
40%(40 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
20%(20 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 Thunder Ridge Ski Resort 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 Ski Resort Location

Thunder Ridge Ski Resort is located in the state of New York, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Patterson, NY.

Patterson, NY 12563 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
41.50800, -73.58500

Getting to Thunder Ridge Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Thunder Ridge Ski Resort), 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 Ski Resort.

LaGuardia AirportLGANew York, NY53 mi
John F. Kennedy International AirportJFKNew York, NY61 mi
Newark Liberty International AirportEWRNew York, NJ64 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 AirportSWFNewburgh, NY27 mi
Westchester County AirportHPNWhite Plains, NY31 mi
Igor I Sikorsky Memorial AirportBDRBridgeport, CT34 mi

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

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
WoodburyWoodbury, CT850 ft33%19 mi
Ski SundownNew Hartford, CT1,075 ft29%26 mi
Mohawk MountainWest Cornwall, CT1,600 ft35%26 mi
Tuxedo RidgeCentral Valley, NY1,400 ft29%30 mi
SawkillWallkill, NY2,215 ft12%31 mi
Mt. SouthingtonPlantsville, CT525 ft31%34 mi
Mt. PeterGreenwood Lake, NY1,250 ft35%41 mi
Snow RidgeTurin, NY2,000 ft37%44 mi
Campgaw MountainMahwah, NJ720 ft14%45 mi
BelleayreHighmount, NY3,429 ft42%46 mi
Otis RidgeOtis, MA1,700 ft34%54 mi
Holiday MountainMonticello, NY1,300 ft34%54 mi
BlandfordBlandford, MA1,685 ft24%57 mi
Hunter MountainHunter, NY3,200 ft53%57 mi
Greek Peak MountainNew York, NY2,100 ft39%59 mi
Berkshire EastCharlemont, MA1,840 ft44%60 mi
Four SeasonsRavena, NY550 ft24%68 mi
Windham MountainWindham, NY3,100 ft49%69 mi
Jiminy PeakHancock, MA2,380 ft44%73 mi
Plattekill MountainRoxbury, NY3,500 ft47%76 mi
Mountain CreekHackettstown, NJ1,480 ft40%79 mi
Shawnee MountainEast Stroudsburg, PA1,350 ft36%84 mi
Winter4Kids (Youth Only)Vernon Twp, NJ1,435 ft43%90 mi
Stowe MountainWest Halifax, VT4,395 ft57%96 mi
Camelback MountainTannersville, PA2,050 ft38%97 mi

Thunder Ridge Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,270 ft
Base Elevation770 ft
Vertical Drop500 ft
(40% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  20% Expert)
Skiable Acres100
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Thunder Ridge Ski Resort Mountain Stats