McCauley Mountain Ski Area

300 McCauley Mt Rd, Old Forge , NY (Driving Directions to McCauley Mountain Ski Area)
Last Updated: 10/23/2016 4:09 AM

McCauley Mountain Ski Area Lift Ticket and Ski Pass Deals

McCauley Mountain Ski Area Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 6 Beginner
  • 5 Intermediate
  • 3 Advanced
McCauley Mountain, located in the Adirondacks region close to Utica, New York, is a ski area with 5 lifts, 23 trails on 90 acres. McCauley Mountain is the steepest at the top, running down from black diamonds to green at the base. Beginners will find plenty of terrain they can enjoy with a somewhat separated easy area to the right ... side of the mountain. The hardest terrain comes off the double chairlift to the left side. 65% of McCauley Mountain’s runs are covered with snowmaking. There is free internet in the chalet and ski/snowboard rental at the base lodge. McCauley Mountain is perfect for those starting out and those looking for no lift lines. Read more

McCauley Mountain Ski Area Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

McCauley Mountain Ski Area Operations


Opening Soon for Snow Sports

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 5

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 21

Weekend Hours


McCauley Mountain Ski Area Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

1,627 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

633 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

2,260 ft

McCauley Mountain Ski Area Ski Pictures and Photos

McCauley Mountain Ski Area Logo
McCauley Mountain Ski Area Trail Map

McCauley Mountain Ski Area Reviews & Tips (3)

How could you go wrong with this mountain? Lots of challenging terrain including plenty of moguls and great trails through the trees. The main chairlift is a quick ride because the vertical drop is only around 630 feet, that only allows you to get more runs in. The lodge is a great setup and the people have a skiing community feel about them. Not to mention; lift tickets are cheap and the trails are almost empty on weekdays. Go here if there's snow.
McCauley Mountain Ski Area review written Feb 07 2015 - 06:31 PM
Asa Advanced Skier
Very cool old school ADK vibe. It felt like I was transported back into the 1950s or 60s. It was much smaller than I was anticipating, not to say there weren't any challenging runs but there was only one double chair for the entire mountain. Granted there was a t-bar but that wasn't running the day I went which was a holiday. In the four or five hours I skied I think I did every open run twice and some three times. Needless to say I got my 20.99 worth of skiing. Definitely had fun minus the speeding ticket I got en route. Thanx Liftopia. "Life is a journey, not a destination," ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
McCauley Mountain Ski Area review written Jan 24 2015 - 04:21 PM
Jack Knyfe Advanced Skier
Love this place, it wasn't yet fully operational, however I never fail to have fun here. Big mountain feel with a little mountain price. The only hiccup I had was quickly alleviated by staff on site. A ski patrol member had double parked in front of me and I was blocked in in the parking lot. Either the owner or manager quickly solved the issue and I was able to meet my next engagement on time. I can't say enough about how friendly and accommodating the people and staff of McCauley Mountain are.
McCauley Mountain Ski Area review written Jan 21 2015 - 02:20 PM
Shawn Advanced Snowboarder

Share your McCauley Mountain Ski Area Reviews & Tips

Points to consider while writing:
  • - Definitely talk about the snow, the lifts, the quality of the run, the staff/instructors
  • - Would you go again?
  • - What would you say to others with your skill level who are interested in going?