Après Ski Ideas -Woodbury Common, Festivals, Americana Manhasset & More
After a long day of skiing, your muscles might require a deep-tissue massage, a few cocktails or a show. New York’s best après ski resorts, theaters and downtowns are ready to oblige.
Greek Peak offers a warm way to enjoy the après ski scene while wearing a bathing suit - at the Cascades Indoor Waterpark. Lake Placid’s Golden Arrow Resort offers a jacuzzi chaser to a day of skiing, while Holiday Valley’s Falling Waters Spa pampers you to pieces. If you’re still ready to burn calories, try the disco dance floors, strap on some ice skates, or see what a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride does for your evening.
Old-fashioned winter celebrations and street fairs warm the spirits through every town and hamlet for continued après ski activities. Winter Walk on Warren Street transforms Hudson’s main thoroughfare into a wonderland animated by dancers and musicians. The Finger Lakes village of Skaneateles hosts a Dickens Christmas Festival with carolers and carriage rides, and a Seneca Falls winter wouldn’t be complete without the annual It’s a Wonderful Life Celebration. The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival a February tradition since 1897, offers 10 days of winter fun and spectacular fireworks over the famous Ice Palace. In March, Mardi Gras and torchlight parades highlight the Winter Carnival at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville.
Follow the winter glow to the Finger Lakes region’s for continued après ski ideas Explore wine Trails and sample the grape at restaurants, shops and wineries along Keuka, Seneca and Cayuga Lakes. Or board the Hudson Valley’s Little Wine Bus for tasty vino stops at Westchester, Rockland and Manhattan. No designated driver needed.
Shopping is always in season, and an easy hop from many après ski resorts. Quaint Hudson Valley villages like Woodstock are lined with art galleries, antique shops, covered bridges and historic homes. At Destiny USA in Syracuse, more than 200 luxury outlets and retail stores await the apres skier. Famous-label hunters can hit outlet malls like Woodbury Common Americana Manhasset and Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls.
Many downhill mountains have a community (or two) that will enhance your ski vacation with additional activities and ideas after you leave the slopes. Lake Placid, near Whiteface in Wilmington, has put together a slew of after ski ideas. Other mountains, like Hunter in the Catskills, offer you a full resort experience on the premises. It's not necessary to travel far to enjoy fantastic skiing and après activities in New York State!
• Americana Manhasset
• Cascades Indoor Waterpark
• Catskills - Hunter Mountain Eateries
• Destiny USA
• Dickens Christmas Festival - Ellicottville
• Falling Waters Spa
• Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls
• Golden Arrow Resort
• It’s a Wonderful Life Celebration
• Lake Placid
• Little Wine Bus
• Saranac Lake Winter Carnival
• Winter Carnival
• Winter Walk on Warren Street
• Woodbury Common