Best Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding in New York

This list represents the most popular backcountry skiing & snowboarding in New York. Use this list to plan your next New York backcountry skiing & snowboarding trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Jackrabbit Trail


The Jackrabbit Trail from Lake Placid to Saranac Lake showcases the 35-mile-long trail that connects the towns of Paul Smiths, Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, and Keene. This scenic tour includes woods, po…
From the guidebook "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast"
Lake Placid, NY - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - 5.5 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#2. Johns Brook Valley and Camp Peggy O’Brien


The Johns Brook Valley lies in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks. The rustic but comfortable Camp Peggy O’Brien provides the option of doing one of the only hut-based ski tours in the Adirondacks…
From the guidebook "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast"
Gothics, NY - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - 7 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#3. Wright Peak Ski Trail


A ski tour on Wright Peak in the Adirondack High Peaks offers panoramic views from the summit and an exciting descent of the historic Wright Peak Ski Trail.…
From the guidebook "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast"
Algonquin Peak, NY - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - 7 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#4. Avalanche Pass and Lake Colden


The ski tour through Avalanche Pass to the dramatic high-alpine world of rock, ice, and snow on Avalanche Lake and Lake Colden features unrivaled scenery and fun downhill skiing.…
From the guidebook "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast"
Algonquin Peak, NY - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - 10.6 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#5. Mount Marcy


The ski tour to the summit of Mount Marcy, New York’s highest peak, is one of the great backcountry ski adventures in the East, featuring panoramic views and legendary trail skiing.…
From the guidebook "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast"
Algonquin Peak, NY - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - 14.4 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books