West Mountain

59 West Mountain Road, Queensbury , NY (Driving Directions to West Mountain)
Last Updated: 10/25/2016 1:41 AM

West Mountain Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 8 Beginner
  • 13 Intermediate
  • 3 Advanced
West Mountain, located in the Adirondacks Region in eastern New York, is a ski resort with 126 acres, 5 lifts, and 29 trails. West Mountain is a great place for intermediate and beginner skiers, as 91% of the terrain is suited for this group. The hardest skiing is found on the very edges on either side. At the base is ... a wide open bunny hill and tubing park. West Mountain offers night skiing, slopeside dining and lodging, and extensive snowmaking. In the summer, West Mountain offers lift-assisted mountain biking. Read more

West Mountain 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.

West Mountain Operations


Opening Soon for Snow Sports

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 5

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 31

Weekend Hours


West Mountain Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

460 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

1,010 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

1,470 ft

West Mountain Ski Pictures and Photos

West Mountain Logo
West Mountain Trail Map

West Mountain Reviews & Tips (9)

Congrats to the management at West for doing a great job this year under trying conditions. They have done a great job grooming and preparing the new trails. They seem to have a good vision on where they're going and I wish them continued success. Conditions on 1/31 were excellent!
West Mountain review written Feb 02 2016 - 05:36 PM
Steve Advanced Skier
Ski'd West on Saturday January 23, 2016. Conditions were excellent - way to go WEST, we will be back!
West Mountain review written Jan 26 2016 - 11:22 AM
Doug Advanced Skier
The conditions were a little icy, but they were blowing all night which softened it up nicely. Looks like they are doing their best with what nature is giving them at the moment. They are currently building up their terrain park which I am excited for as I have ventured into more freestyle skiing. Good to go Monday and Tuesday nights for $20 skiing from 4-9, can't beat it! I was probably only 1 of 50 people their to close it tonight.
West Mountain review written Jan 18 2016 - 09:06 PM
Chris Advanced Skier
I had not been to West Mtn since the 90s and we live very nearby. We took our kids because we don't need advanced trails, rarely make it all day so figured we'd go economical and close. For our family--we LOVED it. Great base and snow coming down all afternoon. There were people everywhere in the lodge and around, but there were no lift lines and the trails were sparsely populated. Maybe they were there tubing...The lifts are definitely old school and I held onto my 5 yr old's jacket on the triple. The restaurant/tavern was great for lunch. I highly recommend sitting down and eating upstairs with your kids rather than the downstairs lodge cafeteria. Kids meals were under 6 bucks with big portions including drink. It's under new ownership as of last year and there is a lot of talk about investment in the infrastructure so check it out in the next couple years for updates. Through liftopia, our family of five skied for $100 mid-week during Feb break. We could all handle all the runs so the advanced skier looking for the double blacks may be disappointed. However, thumbs up from our family!
West Mountain review written Feb 23 2015 - 04:32 PM
Local Jen Advanced Snowboarder
Similar to Bristol Mountain 25-30 years ago, before the widened the upper trails for safety, and added the high speed lifts. WARNING: I have safety issues with the design of the triple chair on the far right of the mountain; and the summit double chair is safe -- but not built for anyone taller than 5 ft 9 inches tall. ALL the staff was super friendly, and we all enjoyed the trails. Food was inexpensive by ski slope standards, and lift lines were very short. They have very good bones at West Mountain, could be a top notch place with some significant investment. SAVED 22% on holiday prices with 1 day advance purchase through Liftopia. Very satisfied with cost after the discount, and I would return. Can someone get West Mountain to get an upgrade on those dated chairs for the triple and summit lifts? Really scary stuff.. Can someone say "ANSI B77 Standards Committee" please make them update!
West Mountain review written Feb 19 2015 - 10:43 AM
Rochester, NY Guy Advanced Skier
We had a good time there. Visited during mid week. No lines, fast lifts, great snow, clean restrooms, good food...
West Mountain review written Feb 12 2015 - 10:43 AM
Andrus Beginner Skier
Went to West for a day during the MLK weekend. The trails were well taken care of and the lift lines were very manageable. The chairlifts were a little scary since it had to be one of the fastest and oldest chairlifts I have ever been on (I honestly think I was the only snowboarder I saw who did not face plant coming off the lift).
West Mountain review written Jan 19 2015 - 02:08 PM
Andrea Intermediate Snowboarder
Went to West on 3/16/14. It is a nice place, people are friendly, lodge has been improved, no lift lines and long trails. We were a little dissappointed that some of the trails were not groomed after a thaw and freeze a day or two earlier. Ths caused treacherous conditions on some of their trails with big frozen ruts, almost unskiable and dangerous. Other than this a good experience.
West Mountain review written Mar 25 2014 - 12:40 PM
TJ Intermediate Skier
Went to West mountain with my family and there is a good mix of runs for all the family to enjoy. Lift people are very friendly and helpful.
West Mountain review written Feb 22 2014 - 11:04 PM
Ryan Advanced Skier

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