With all the snow that's been dumped on the area in the last week and more to come, its time to get out and have some fun.

When the snow hits like this there's only one thing to do, jump on your sled or hit the slopes.

Since you can ride a snowmobile in most places we thought we'd focus on skiing and snowboarding.

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.

Val Bialas Sports Center

Found right in Utica on the Memorial Parkway, Val Bialas is one of only two ski centers in the entire U.S. that is located entirely within a city limits.

You'll find a chairlift, a tow rope and night skiing along with a new chalet with a double-sided fireplace inside.

5 trails offer different degrees of difficulty, and you can also do some cross-country skiing on their 7 miles of trails.

More information including hours of operation and pricing can be found at SkiBigVal.com.


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