Hop on Metro-North for Skiing at Thunder Ridge

Can't quite make it to Killington, Vail, or Gstaad to ski? Try Patterson, New York - less than two hours from Grand Central Terminal. Metro-North makes it easy to get away for a day of winter fun and savings, too!

While Thunder Ridge continues its snowmaking activities as temperatures permit, Metro-North is, once again, offering its discount rail Getaway package for the Thunder Ridge Ski Area.

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From now until March 11 (including the long weekend around Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Presidents' Week) Thunder Ridge's scenic slopes are perfect for all levels of skiers and snowboarders, from beginner to expert. There are slow and gentle trails, as well as advanced trails to challenge the daring and adventurous. Snowmaking continues as temperatures allow.

Metro-North's Thunder Ridge Ski package includes a discount all-day or all-night lift ticket (night skiing not available on Sundays); free shuttle to/from the train station to the ski area; and a $5 discount on rental equipment. Price is: adults, $33.50; seniors/children 6-12, $21.50; children age 5 and under, $8.50, plus discount round-trip rail fare from your boarding station.

If you need more than just a day of winter fun, book the Thunder Ridge "Ski and Stay" Package. It includes: Room rates starting as low as $99 for up to four people at participating hotels, including free transportation to and from the ski area! Special values such as complimentary breakfast, indoor pool, fitness centers, restaurants and nightclubs, kitchenettes, transportation to area shopping and even pet-friendly accommodations!

For ski details -; including the five participating hotels -; and for weather and snow conditions call 845-878-4100 in advance, or visit Thunder Ridge Ski.

Check out our other winter getaways in Metro-North's Getaways to the Hudson Valley, Connecticut & Beyond Guide.