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Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

"Ski country" is an hour's drive south of the city and averages 180 inches of snow each year, making it one of the most popular winter recreation spots in the northeast. Things to do: downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating, sledding, and tobogganing. Ski reports and event information available via (800) CALL-NYS.

10-30 miles from campus

Chestnut Ridge (1,213 acres)
6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park
(22.54 miles)
Downhill/cross country skiing; tobogganing; outdoor ice skating; paths for biking/hiking; casino with fireplace; tennis courts; pavilions for rent; Winter Carnival; loaded with wildlife.
(716) 662-3290 or (716) 858-8352 (enclosed shelters)

30-100 miles from campus

Holiday Valley
Holiday Valley Road (Route 219), Ellicottville
(57.05 miles)
50+ downhill/cross country slopes, trails; snowtubing; snowboarding. Open year round. Discounted night/partial day rates; flex-time ticketing
(716) 699-2345

Kissing Bridge
Route 240, Glenwood
(33.08 miles)
36 downhill/cross country slopes, trails; snowtubing; snowboarding. Winter Carnival March 13-14, 2004.
Open winters November through March, based on weather
Flexible ticketing.
(716) 592-4963

Peek 'N Peak Resort and Conference Center
1405 Olde Road, Findley Lake
(100 miles)
27 downhill/cross country slopes, trails; snowtubing; snowboarding. Open year round.
(716) 355-4141

Polar Wave Snowtubing
3500 Harloff Road, Batavia
(39 miles)
Open weekends to the public.
(585) 345-1630 or 1 (888) 727-2794

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