Thunder Ridge

50 Thunder Ridge Rd., Patterson , NY (Driving Directions to Thunder Ridge)
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Last Updated: 4/16/2014 6:53 PM

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Thunder Ridge Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 11 Beginner
  • 8 Intermediate
  • 11 Advanced
Skiing is a lifetime sport and we welcome all levels and ages, from beginner to expert, tiny tots to Senior Citizens! We have 30 trails, 3 chairlifts, a t-bar, a handtow, and 3 magic carpets with slow and gentle slopes to meet the needs of the newest skiers and snowboarders and advanced trails for the daring and adventurous!

No matter ... what your age or ability, we’ll make it a Thunderous and memorable day for you and your family.

Located in the rolling hills of Patterson, New York, we are just 20 minutes from Danbury, CT, 35 minutes from White Plains and only 75 minutes from New York City!
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Thunder Ridge Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available; an extra charge may apply.
  • 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
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • 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.

Thunder Ridge Operations

Status

Closed

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 3

Weekday Hours

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Trails Open/Total

0 of 30

Weekend Hours

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Thunder Ridge Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

770 ft

24-hr Snowfall

0"

Vertical Drop

500 ft

Avg Base Depth

0"

Peak Elevation

1,270 ft

Thunder Ridge Ski Pictures and Photos

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Thunder Ridge Trail Map
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Thunder Ridge Reviews & Tips (19)

I like thunder ridge. I live so close to it and its fine {sometimes}.
Thunder Ridge review written Mar 08 2014 - 09:02 AM
 
Kate Advanced Skier
went three times...horrible each...expensive for what you get...rude staff and long lift lines due to cutting in...the bathrooms are the worst; you have to hold your breath and lift your pants cuffs because of the two inches of piss on the floor...the toilets were overflowing and the the place is just a plain rip off. the only good thing is that its close...buts that about all. do not recommend and will definitely go back!
Thunder Ridge review written Jan 04 2014 - 08:36 PM
 
racer Beginner Skier
Thunder ridge is the only mountain where you can drop a child that can ski off alone or to find friends while you sit in the lodge and keep an eye on the one way in and one way out. feeling safe your child can not get lost, or walk off with a stranger. , This is the best aspect about the place. Family run. Worker are not grumpy, they are all busy working hard to do a lot with the little " snow, vertical drop " they have so you have a good time. THis is the best moutain for what it. Looking for a VErmont Mt? go to Vermont. Looking for a fun nice place around where you live? Thunder ridge has it all. Walk in the repair shop find people that love skiers that want you to get back on the snow not drain your wallet. Thunder ridge a nice place!!
Thunder Ridge review written Dec 12 2013 - 09:38 PM
 
morzawa Advanced Skier
Great mountain to learn at.
Thunder Ridge review written Mar 31 2013 - 06:31 AM
 
kathy Beginner Skier
worst mountain ever after lessons but a very good mountain for beginners who are just learning to board, that is where i learned, but after lessons are over not so good. very good instructors though.
Thunder Ridge review written Mar 29 2013 - 06:27 PM
 
john Intermediate Snowboarder
thunder ridge is terrible don't go there
Thunder Ridge review written Mar 29 2013 - 06:24 PM
 
kate Intermediate Skier
Thunder Ridge was a complete disaster, i went there for the first time with my friends and we are all advanced skiers who are used to Vermont mountains. So we get to the front desk and ask kindly for lift tickets and ask about the mountain (as i like to call it the bump). So the nasty lady at the front desk starts scamming us as if we stole something because we were previously looking at the pamphlets. Then we finally got to the lift, (note we didn't have to rent skis) and then the stupid line was a half hour long, finally we get to the "summit" and the run down is about 5 seconds long . Right after that we left and were bound to never come back again. My tip: don't go to thunder ridge!
Thunder Ridge review written Mar 29 2013 - 06:21 PM
 
Bob Advanced Skier
Thunder Ridge was a complete disaster, i went there for the first time with my friends and we are all advanced skiers who are used to Vermont mountains. So we get to the front desk and ask kindly for lift tickets and ask about the mountain (as i like to call it the bump). So the nasty lady at the front desk starts scamming us as if we stole something because we were previously looking at the pamphlets. Then we finally got to the lift, (note we didn't have to rent skis) and then the stupid line was a half hour long, finally we get to the "summit" and the run down is about 5 seconds long . Right after that we left and were bound to never come back again. My tip: don't go to thunder ridge!
Thunder Ridge review written Mar 29 2013 - 06:20 PM
 
Bob Advanced Skier
There were only about 3 slopes open, despite advertisements for nearly 30 slopes, which was extremely disappointing. And despite advertisements for creating snow, the slope were mostly icy or had patches of dirt showing through. Also, only one ski lift was open, despite advertising for 3 lifts. It seems like a good place for beginners when it's more in the middle of the season (I went about a month before they closed for the season), and it's pretty close to long island and manhattan. the ski patrol is also extremely sweet and really helpful. But I would recommend going somewhere further if you're not a beginner, or if it's the beginning/end of the season.
Thunder Ridge review written Mar 14 2013 - 08:48 PM
 
Mimi Intermediate Snowboarder
Definitely consider going farther North, if possible. This place gets really crowded with lots of rude people from down county. They are very understaff and it is pretty much a free-for-all. The place is worn out and dirty. Prices are high for only being partially open with huge lines during peak times.
Thunder Ridge review written Feb 13 2013 - 06:59 AM
 
Jeannie Advanced Skier
They really don't cater to the skiers needs. All they are concerned with is the skier spending money.
Thunder Ridge review written Feb 27 2012 - 05:04 AM
 
Mike Advanced Skier
A small mountain, perfect for beginners & intermediates. Close by & great prices for a few hours after school. Definitely try going during the weekday where there are no lines at all. All my kids learned to ski there & the ski patrol was helpful, patient, friendly & skilled. They have snow making, but I'm hoping w/ better snowfall all runs will be open this year. See you on the lifts!
Thunder Ridge review written Dec 08 2011 - 09:17 PM
 
Andria Intermediate Skier
I was prepared for the smaller mountain as I was skiing with my three oldest children, but I wasn't prepared for the completely RUDE staff as well as the fact that most of the mountain was closed. The staff was horrid and the manager refused to come out to speak to us concerning these tickets. I will NOT return to this mountain and I would NOT recommend it under any circumstances.
Thunder Ridge review written Feb 19 2011 - 04:03 PM
 
Megan Advanced Skier
We went to Thunder Ridge on the weekday, so there was no crowd and no lines on the lift. It is a small mountain and perfect for a beginners. My beginner son and wife had a good time. Staff was very friendly. Yes it needs some updating but place is very close to NYC and LI with affordable lift prices. Btw, ski school instructors were also very good.
Thunder Ridge review written Feb 18 2011 - 02:20 PM
 
Steve Advanced Skier
Good luck...this place is a complete JOKE. Try parking your car without getting blocked in to your spot. The manager is so rude to deal with that she does even know what nice is. It takes forever on the lift lines with all of the cutting in line that goes on.
Thunder Ridge review written Jan 28 2011 - 10:52 AM
 
John Intermediate Skier
For such a small place the lift lines are EXTREMELY long because the ski patrol, ski school and racing teams all cut the lines. The time I spent on lift lines is probably more that I would have spent driving to a larger area - 10 - 15 minutes on line for a 1 - 2 minute run is not worth it. There seem to be more ski patrol than paying customers. Don't go into the lower level of the lodge, overwhelming bathroom odor carries throughout - quite disgusting. Sewer odor outside the lodge is also rather strong and unpleasant. Only two lifts running for most of the day on a Saturday!
Thunder Ridge review written Jan 24 2011 - 09:00 AM
 
Frank Advanced Skier
Forgot to mention the staff as a whole is miserable. One woman (Mary) called my friend at 10:30pm (!) and left a message accusing her of stealing the rental skis. When my friend spoke with her to tell her she has the receipt they were returned, she was extremely rude and didn't apologize for calling so late and for leaving a nasty vmail.
Thunder Ridge review written Jan 11 2011 - 10:26 AM
 
Kray Beginner Skier
Major family mountain. Fine for someone who is just starting out and/or a family. Not fine for a group of 21+ year olds (with no kids) who are experienced. Perfect though for a quick ski after work.
Thunder Ridge review written Jan 11 2011 - 10:23 AM
 
Kray Beginner Skier
Thunder Ridge is a great mountain for beginners. Its small, well priced and very friendly. They didn't have many runs open but hopefully some cold weather will change that. I'm sure I'll be back there again.
Thunder Ridge review written Jan 05 2011 - 03:54 PM
 
Carl Intermediate Skier

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