Mt. Peter Ski Area

Ski Resort Profile

Mt. Peter Ski Area
New York
United States
Phone: 845 986-4940

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About the Ski Resort

For over sixty years Mt. Peter Ski Area has quietly built a reputation as "The Friendly One." Nestled along the Appalachian Trail in historic Warwick, New York, Mt. Peter is one of the three oldest ski areas in the state. This resort has developed a tradition of fine skiing, family fun, and personal service that has kept customers returning season after season for over half a century.
Mt. Peter was founded in the 1930s by a group of investors affiliated with R. H. Macy's Department Store. These early investors recognized the potential of this quaint site and its strategic location in the densely populated metropolitan area. In the beginning there was only a rope tow and skiing was dependent on daylight and natural snow. However, skiing has changed over the years and Mt. Peter has responded to those changes. During the 1960's the first major expansion of Mt. Peter occurred. For the first time, skiers were treated to the comfort and luxury of a double chair lift. The magic of lights for night skiing and a new base lodge extended the hours of operation and the amenities between runs. Mt. Peter was also one of the first resorts in the area to use snowmaking to insure better ski conditions. In 1971 Don Sampson, then the Mt. Peter Ski School Director, purchased the resort and, along with his wife Gail, continues to operate and manage it today. Hard working, enthusiastic and dedicated to the ski business, the Sampsons had a vision for Mt. Peter. They implemented the second major expansion by adding a second chair lift. They tripled the size of the base lodge, and included a country tavern and rental shop. Snowmaking capacity was increased. By planting over 17,000 pine trees-with their own hands-they redesigned the trails and landscaping of the entire complex.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  33 %

 More Difficult:  34 %

 Most Difficult:  33 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  750 ft
Summit elevation:  1,250 ft
Vertical drop:  500 ft
Skiable area:  60 acres
Annual snowfall:  50 in
Snowmaking:  100 %
Number of trails:  11
Number of lifts:  3
Types of lifts:  1 Handle Rope Tow,
 2 Double Chairs

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  No
Adaptive skier:  No
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Mt. Peter Ski Area map

Ski Resort directions

Mt. Peter is located at the intersection of Route 17 and Old Mt. Peter Road in Greenwood Lake.

South: North on the New York State Thruway to Exit 15 A. Left on Route 17 North to Route 17A West. Follow signs to Mt. Peter.

North: South on the New York State Thruway to the Harriman Exit 16. Route 17 South to 17A West. Follow the Mt. Peter signs.

East: Route 17A to Mt. Peter.

West: Quickway to Florida-Goshen Exit 124. Make left on to Route 17A towards Florida, through the town of Warwick. Make left on 17A. Follow Mt. Peter signs.