We were so excited to squeeze in a visit to Thunder Ridge Ski Area at the end of the winter, before they closed for the season. Thunder Ridge is very well located, in Patterson, NY; near the Connecticut border. It is only an hour away from New York City.
We had both beginner and intermediate level skiers in our group. Everyone benefited greatly from the ski school on site. The instructor was professional and gave many practical tips for each person on their level.
With 22 trails, 3 chairlifts, and 4 magic carpets, Thunder Ridge is an excellent place for all ages and levels. Since we have no real ski pros in our group, I can’t weigh in on the advanced trails but the intermediate one which we did were phenomenal. It had just enough challenge but not too much to make it daunting or land us in a heap on the snow. We watched the advanced skiers zoom down the mountain, enjoying themselves immensely.
The chairlifts are located right by the lodge. Just walk out and hop right onto the lift and enjoy a fun ride down.
Posted: December 22, 2021
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
137 Birch Hill Road
Patterson, NY 12563
Check online for the current hours of operation.]
Prices vary: https://thunderridgeski.com/tickets-and-season-passes/lift-tickets/
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Lakewood: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Monsey: 1 hour, 5 minutes