West Mountain is a ski area located in the state of New York in USA. The resort is in the town of Queensbury, NY.
We recently ranked all of New York's ski resorts, so you can see where West Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
West Mountain is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
There are numerous options to stay at West Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
West Mountain Terrain Overview
West Mountain has a total of 40 ski trails, which are serviced by 8 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. West Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 124 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 50 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.5 square kilometers.
West Mountain's slopes see on average 80 inches (2.4 meters) of snowfall a year.
West Mountain Elevation
West Mountain has a summit elevation of 1,470 feet, or 448 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 460 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,010 feet (308 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
West Mountain has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
West Mountain Difficulty Level
29.9out of 100
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.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
West Mountain has 124 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Since West Mountain is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 36% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 55% 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 West Mountain good for beginners?
West Mountain 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. 36% of its trails are rated as "beginner".
West Mountain Location
West Mountain is located in the state of New York, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Queensbury, NY.
Queensbury, NY 12804 USA
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Getting to West Mountain
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (West Mountain), its coordinates of 43.38000, -73.96000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Queensbury, 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 West Mountain.
|Syracuse Hancock International Airport||SYR||Syracuse, NY||110 mi|
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||145 mi|
|Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport||YOW||Ottawa, ON||158 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 West Mountain.
|Albany International Airport||ALB||Albany, NY||44 mi|
|Rutland - Southern Vermont Regional Airport||RUT||Rutland, VT||52 mi|
|Adirondack Regional Airport||SLK||Saranac Lake, NY||70 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to West Mountain, 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 West Mountain.
|Gore Mountain||North Creek, NY||3,600 ft||60%||21 mi|
|Woods Valley||Bolton Landing, NY||1,400 ft||33%||21 mi|
|Willard Mountain||Greenwich, NY||1,415 ft||35%||33 mi|
|Royal Mountain||Saint Johnsville, NY||1,800 ft||35%||36 mi|
|McCauley Mountain||Cold Brook, NY||2,260 ft||36%||47 mi|
|Bromley Mountain||Peru, VT||3,284 ft||42%||52 mi|
|Stratton Mountain||Winhall, VT||3,875 ft||45%||56 mi|
|Mount Snow||Somerset, VT||3,600 ft||44%||59 mi|
|Magic Mountain||Londonderry, VT||2,850 ft||52%||61 mi|
|Okemo Mountain||Ludlow, VT||3,344 ft||52%||62 mi|
|Killington||Killington, VT||4,241 ft||68%||62 mi|
|Four Seasons||Ravena, NY||550 ft||24%||63 mi|
|Middlebury Snow Bowl||Hancock, VT||2,720 ft||39%||63 mi|
|Pico Mountain||Mendon, VT||3,967 ft||53%||63 mi|
|Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center||Saranac Lake, NY||2,500 ft||37%||66 mi|
|Jiminy Peak||Hancock, MA||2,380 ft||44%||66 mi|
|Whiteface Mountain||Wilmington, NY||4,650 ft||70%||68 mi|
|Dry Hill||Waterton, NY||950 ft||33%||68 mi|
|Windham Mountain||Windham, NY||3,100 ft||49%||72 mi|
|Bousquet Mountain||Pittsfield, MA||1,818 ft||48%||75 mi|
|Stowe Mountain||West Halifax, VT||4,395 ft||57%||75 mi|
|Sugarbush||Warren, VT||4,083 ft||60%||76 mi|
|Berkshire East||Charlemont, MA||1,840 ft||43%||83 mi|
|Catamount Outdoor Family Center||Williston, NY||2,000 ft||35%||84 mi|
|Plattekill Mountain||Roxbury, NY||3,500 ft||47%||84 mi|
|Hunter Mountain||Hunter, NY||3,200 ft||53%||84 mi|
|Cochran Ski Area||Richmond, VT||950 ft||32%||85 mi|
|Bolton Valley||Richmond, VT||3,150 ft||40%||91 mi|
|Otis Ridge Ski Area||Otis, MA||1,700 ft||34%||92 mi|
|Snow Ridge||Turin, NY||2,000 ft||37%||93 mi|
|Mount Sunapee||Newbury, NH||2,743 ft||44%||95 mi|
|Titus Mountain||Malone, NY||2,025 ft||36%||96 mi|
|Blandford||Blandford, MA||1,685 ft||24%||98 mi|
|Smuggler's Notch||Jeffersonville, VT||3,640 ft||59%||100 mi|
West Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,470 ft|
|Base Elevation||460 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,010 ft|
(36% Beginner, 55% Intermediate, 9% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||80 inches|