New York Ski Clubs

New York Ski Clubs
New York State is home to two mountain ranges, the Adirondacks and the Catskills. Each has its fare share of ski resorts and ski areas. Skiing with others is often more rewarding than sliding down the slopes solo. If you are new to skiing in New York, or looking for others to ski with, joining a ski club may be an option. New York is fortunate to have several wonderful options.

Finger Lakes Ski Club

Over 30 years ago, several skiers from Auburn, New York, decided to get together and form the Finger Lakes Ski Club. As the club formed, benefits included group skiing events and reduced lift fees. The Finger Lakes Ski Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month, September through April at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 47 Market St., Auburn, New York. In addition to taking trips to local ski areas, the Finger Lakes Ski Club arranges for European group trips and ski trips to western U.S. states and Canada.

Finger Lakes Ski Club
P.O. Box 161
Auburn, NY 13021-0161

Buffalo Ski Club

The Buffalo Ski Club brings western New York skiers together. It was started in 1931 by a group of eight families from the Bavaria region of Germany who had settled in the U.S. Today, the Buffalo Ski Club is a family friendly affair and has brought together the Sitzmarker Ski Club, Ski Tamarack and Buffalo Ski Club. The club has reduced lift fees, a ski school, group and family outings and events and a clubhouse on the ski areas.

Buffalo Ski Club
P.O. Box 608
Orchard Park, NY 14127

7414 State Road (Rte. 240)
Colden, NY 14033
(716) 941-5654

Gore Ski Club

The Gore Ski Club is located in the Lake Placid region of the Adirondack Park and is focused on youth skiing and junior racing development. The ski club has brought families together to watch their young ones begin their growth in ski racing and enjoyment on Whiteface Ski Mountain (two-time host of the Winter Olympics in 1932 and 1980) and the Gore Ski Mountain. The ski club enjoys PSIA level instruction for youth and hosts many races, events, clinics and family parties.

Gore Mountain Training Center and Gore Ski Club
Peaceful Valley Road
P.O. Box 200
North Creek, NY 12853
(518) 251-2825

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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