Swain Resort

2275 County Rd 24, Swain , NY (Driving Directions to Swain Resort)
Last Updated: 10/26/2016 12:36 AM

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Swain Resort Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 8 Beginner
  • 10 Intermediate
  • 12 Advanced
Swain Resort is a resort located in southwest New York, with 30 trails and 5 lifts on 100 acres. Swain is composed of 39% easy, 28% intermediate and 33% more difficult runs. More difficult runs you will find all over the mountain, but mainly off of the double chairlift running up the center of the mountain. There are glades, trails, ... and wide open faces, which you should have no trouble finding. With tubing, a terrain park, grooming, and lift-serviced mountain biking, Swain is a great ski resort destination. Read more

Swain Resort 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.

Swain Resort Operations


Opening Soon for Snow Sports

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 5

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 30

Weekend Hours


Swain Resort Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

1,320 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

650 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

1,970 ft

Swain Resort Ski Pictures and Photos

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Swain Resort Trail Map

Swain Resort Reviews & Tips (8)

The staff at this mountain is phenomenal. The staff go out of their way to accomodate you from the moment you get your lift ticket until the moment you leave the mountain. All of the staff are friendly and want your experience to be positive. They even have staff in the rental area, helping families and new skiers or boarders put on their boots. I am thoroughly impressed with the staff in the Children's Learning Center. The staff who coordinate all of the lessons are amazing and very personable. I enrolled my three year old daughter in the Ski Wee program almost every weekend this season. The instructors got to know both of us well and genuinely worked with my daughter to help her learn to ski. This was our second season at Swain and we have already purchased a season pass for next year. I truly believe it is the committment of the staff that makes this mountain worth returning to each year. Another ski mountain is closer to my home in Rochester, but I intentionally choose Swain because of the family-like atmosphere.
Swain Resort review written Mar 17 2014 - 08:08 PM
Lisa Intermediate Skier
Small mountain with a few good runs. Great place to learn to ski or board due to short lines, quick lifts, and low difficulty even on Black Diamond runs. You do have to watch out for people teaching their kids to ski on Black Diamond runs, however. Terrain parks and short glade runs available for the truly adventurous. Friendly staff help you find what you're looking for quickly. Decent gear at rental shop. Reasonable prices on food in the cafeteria.
Swain Resort review written Jan 21 2014 - 07:48 AM
Tristan Intermediate Snowboarder
1st time sking the East in 20 years after going to Colorado the last 3 years it was refreshing coming to Swain resort wher the staff bent over backwards to make sure we had a great experience. Rental shop was reasonable and quick. The lifts were efficent and lines moved quickly. Snowmaking was in full affect even with the 2 inches of fresh powder throughout the day. Plenty of slopes and a great place to introduce my extended family to sking. Adults were fine with the 1.5 hour lessons and my 6 yr old nephew was sking with us after 1/2 day lessons.. my Rochester family will call Swain home now and in the future. Can't wait to come back next year!
Swain Resort review written Jan 02 2014 - 08:38 PM
Jason Davis Intermediate Skier
When me and my friend Paige went, all of the snowboarders and more advanced skiers cut out in front of us when we were tying out last will for the first time 2 years ago . There was never enough snow in the years if have gone maybe excluding 3 or 4 times. I would recommend taking a lesson the first few times you ski. I didn't try a black until i was 13 and it was still hard , there was also many rocks on lower brewer , lower Robinson run, and round top but most of the young skiers are there in the area constantly so it makes it rough. I do look forward to coming back and i will every year . It is only about 1 hour away for us we come with are school every year and is a great place to ski
Swain Resort review written Dec 13 2013 - 05:16 PM
Jessica Intermediate Skier
Thanks for the fun. First time in 18 years. Felt like old times. Tip 1 Bring food. Restraunt and lodge food not asvailable on a Monday. Good brownies in bar though. Tip 2 take a lesson. Staff very knowledgable. 18 year old son took a lesson and improve tremedously on a snow board. Thanks for the fun.Felt great on skis again.
Swain Resort review written Jan 12 2013 - 07:25 PM
Bruce Advanced Skier
I had not skied in over 15years. I loved skiing on a monday with nobody there. Was a little disapointed that they where not serving food in the lodge or restraunt. Tip1 bring food. Would have been good to know. Went with my 18 yer old son. He was wore out before me. It would have cost me $50 or more to go to anyother ski area nearby. Son took a board lesson. Instructer was very good. Tip 2 take a lesson. Thanks Swain for the good time with my son. Tip 3 go to Swain,
Swain Resort review written Jan 12 2013 - 07:14 PM
Bruce Advanced Skier
I went on a Sunday night and it was packed. Lift lines were decent but the hill was overly crowded especially in the terrain parks. Every time I lined up for a jump a little kid or someone would cut me off or just stop on the landing. I even saw a class in the terrain park doing pizzas over all the hits. The park is not fenced in and people don't have any consideration when it comes to others. 95% of the people in the terrain park just pizza over the jumps, get zero air, and still bust there ass.
Swain Resort review written Feb 16 2011 - 02:53 PM
Chester Advanced Skier
While it is smaller than bristol, it has a great family feel and it does offer a lot. If you don't do pipe you won't know the difference. It's such a great place and everyone is always friendly and polite, something you don't get with the bigger resorts in the area. Definite a mountain to go to.
Swain Resort review written Feb 12 2009 - 06:55 PM
Christina Advanced Snowboarder

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