Upstate New York Winter Day Trip Activities

All-season Activities

Don’t let the snow keep you inside – take a day trip to Mohonk Mountain House to enjoy an abundance of outdoor winter activities!

Ice Skating

Our award-winning ice rink is open from Thanksgiving to early April. Enjoy recreational skating on the 9,375-square foot refrigerated rink in The Pavilion. In between sessions on your upstate New York winter day trip, warm up with a hot chocolate in front of an impressive stone 39-foot-tall fireplace.

Meal guests: Open skating is available for day guests who have purchased a meal in the Mohonk dining room for $17 per session per person. This includes one skate session and ice skate rental. In order to skate as a meal guest, meal reservations are required in advance.

Skating guests: Day visitors may ice skate midweek for $17 a session per person and $27 a session per person on weekends. Fee includes ice skate rental, access to ice, and self-parking at Mohonk Mountain House.

Frequent skater card: Purchase 10 skate sessions for $150, available at the Pavilion Shop. Ice skating parties at The Pavilion are available with advance reservations.

View the Ice Skating Brochure

For additional information about ice skating, please call (845) 256-2775 or email pavilion@mohonk.com.

Cross- Country Skiing

Explore more than 30 miles of groomed trails with sweeping views of the Catskills. Our Ski Shop provides maps and tips on what trail is best suited to your skill level. Ski alongside the lake, head for Sky Top Tower, or choose one of the many other trails that honeycomb our property.

Rates:

  • Equipment rental and grounds pass is $43 per person midweek and $48 per person on weekends and holidays. This includes rental of skis, boots, and poles.
  • For those with their own equipment, the grounds fee is $20 per person midweek and $25 per person on weekends and holidays.

Instructional lessons are available for an additional fee; please call ahead for instructor availability.

Snowshoeing

Our ski shop has snowshoes for rent, maps, and attendants who can advise you on trail conditions. Snowshoes may also be used to play disc golf during the winter, weather permitting.

Rates

  • Snowshoe rental is $39 per person midweek and $44 per person on weekends and holidays. This includes grounds pass and snowshoes.
  • For those with their own equipment, the fee is $21 per person midweek and $26 per person on weekends and holidays.

Instructional lessons are available for an additional fee; please call ahead for instructor availability.

For additional information about snowshoeing and updated trail conditions, please call (845) 256-2101.

Ice Climbing

Experience a new adventure! Ice climbing is fun and exhilarating way to enjoy our local climbing region. Climbers will be escorted by an authorized guide from Alpine Endeavors to an ice climbing destination.

Rates vary by party size and include transportation to climbing site and techincal gear (mountineering boots, ice tools, helment, harness, ropes, etc.)

For additional information about ice climbing, please call (845) 256-2752.