Here's where you can hit the slopes in CNY without having to travel super far away.

Here's the closest places from Utica to do some shredding:

McCauley Mountain Ski Area

Just outside of Old Forge, McCauley features a 633 foot vertical drop with 21 ski trails.

Lift options include two T-bars, two tow ropes, and a double chairlift.

Trail conditions, pricing and more information can be found at McCauleyNY.com

Snow Ridge Ski Area

Located in Turin, just under an hour from Utica, Snow Ridge has 21 trails of varying skill levels, three terrain parks and 6 lifts to get you to the top.

Get more information at SnowRidge.com

Woods Valley Ski Area

Found in Westernville, Woods Valley offers multiple trails for all skill levels, a redesigned terrain park and even tubing for the little ones.

With all-new snow-making equipment and live music in the lodge, you'll find something for everyone in the family.

For trail cameras, hours, pricing and more visit WoodsValleySkiArea.com.

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