The historic and aptly named and Snow Ridge has become our 10th discount partner in the Snowology Club! Snow Ridge is located in Turin, NY on the backside of the Tug Hill, and when the wind blows from the west over Lake Ontario they get buried! They will be be providing each of our subscribers with one 50% off adult day ticket that can be used any day through the end of this season including holidays!
If you are already a Premium Subscriber to Snowology you can access all of the discounts from our partners in the Snowology Club page of our site including instructions on how to redeem. We currently also have 50% discounts available for Berkshire East, Catamount, Stratton, Titus, Magic Mountain, Mount Southington, Bromley, and Whaleback, and a 20% discount for Glade Optics. More are on their way shortly.
More About Our Friends at Snow Ridge
Before the invention of snowmaking ski areas had to rely on Mother Nature to be kind to them and out in the Tug Hill laid one of the snowiest places in the entire East fed by wind passing over Lake Ontario. Snow Ridge was the brainchild of the Williams Families who in 1945 combined 4 different farms totaling over 1,000 acres of land on the backside of the Tug Hill in the small town of Turin, NY halfway between Utica and Watertown. The snow was so reliable that people trekked from all across New York and beyond to ski the famous Tug Hill snow, making Snow Ridge one of the most popular ski areas in the region at that time.
Snow Ridge has always been a family run operation and a cornerstone of their community. Since 2015 they have been owned and operated by Cyndy Sisto, previously the long-time sales and marketing manager at Toggenburg, and her son Nick Mir who serves as their General Manager. They were an early adopter of the Indy Pass which helped bring more interest back from further away to this lake effect powder paradise.
Snow Ridge features 500' of vertical with 33 trails, parks, and glades spanning 150 acres, and 5 lifts. Aside from holidays they generally operate Wednesday through Sunday with night skiing on Thursday and Friday nights until 9PM. Every Wednesday they offer anyone with a Military ID free skiing and riding which is popular with nearby Fort Drum's 10th Mountain Division who used to train on their slopes. A full day adult lift ticket will only set you back a mere $65 making it affordable for almost everyone, but Snowology subscribers can get a taste of their snow and ski off their pass for just half that price!
When those winds blow off the lakes the locals in the know always ask, "will the Snow Pocket open?" That's where the most radical terrain lies serviced by a T-Bar lift and it's all natural snow there with plenty of tree runs and stuff to huck off of. Often while resorts further east receive rain from a cutter or an inside runner leaving them wet and then iced up, the back-end wind feeds the Tug Hill snow machine. It's lake effect snow, and they average about 230" of it a season. Skiers and riders often lament the Northeast's ever challenging weather, but there is often opportunity somewhere for fantastic conditions, and this is one of those places where bad luck for others becomes a powder day for them, and hopefully for you.
We wanted a lake effect powerhouse in our club roster so that our subscribers would have options to hunt better conditions and pow days while finding joy in new experiences in a place that is welcoming to visitors from beyond. It's the type of place where locals are eager to share their secrets knowing that most will continue to overlook what they already know is special. Welcome to the club Snow Ridge, and may Mother Nature continue to blow you her soft snowy kisses from the west!