Please note: This “Know Before You Go” update is as of Jan. 22. Travel restrictions and requirements can change quickly, so be sure and check resort websites prior to travel.

The New York Metropolitan area is the perfect place for a skier or snowboarder.We simplyhop in our car andchoose from a multitude of ski resorts within an hour to a few hours’ drive and access terrain of all levels, from family-friendly to moguls galore. Or if we’re up for a western trip, easily accessible air travel is in our backyard, where you can visit some of the most top-notch resorts in the world in just a few hours by plane. 

We know this year’s ski season will look a bit different, so we’ll be here every step of the way ensuring you’re informed on the latest COVID rules and regulations, so you can enjoy your ski season like every other. Check back often, as we’ll be updating these pages as new information comes in. 

Easy Day or Weekend Trips


It doesn’t get much better than this Beingable to take a day or weekend trip to ski areas in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont means getting out of the house and enjoying the outdoors safely. Here’s some of our top picks for driving if you live in the NY Metro area. Drive times listed are from NYC.

New York

Belleayre: Drive time is 2.15 hours.

Hunter Mountain: Drive time is 2.5 hours.

Windham: Drive time is 2.5 hours.

New Jersey

Mountain Cree: Drive time is 1.5 hours.


Killington: Drive time is 5 hours.

Mount Snow: Drive time is 3 hours.

Okemo: Drive time is 2 hours.

Stowe: Drive time is 5.5 hours.

Stratton Mountain: Drive time is 4 hours.


Camelback Mountain: Drive time is 2 hours.

COVID Fast Facts – Day/Weekend Trips


If I cross the border, do I need to quarantine?

Yes. Must quarantine for three days if out of state for more than 24 hours or test out of quarantine. Additionally, out-of-state travelers must complete a state Department of Health travel form upon entering New York. Enforcement teams stationed at Port Authority and regional airports. The restriction only applies to travel to states beyond those that border New New York. The state is currently in Phase 4 of its reopening plan.

When and where do I need to wear a face covering?

Face coverings required virtually everywhere at the resort except when eating or drinking and whenever social distancing is not possible.

Where can I find the most up-to-date information or COVID guidelines?

New York State

Greene County

Ulster County

County All counties in Vermont follow the state guidelines. Mask mandate in effect for those 2+. Travelers must self-quarantine for 14 days or for 7 followed by a negative COVID-19 test.

Pennsylvania: Mask mandate in effect for those 2+ in indoor public spaces. Recommend travelers self quarentine for 14 days upon arrival.
Monroe County

Destination Resort Fly-To Options


Face coverings required virtually everywhere at the resort except when eating or drinking and whenever social distancing is not possible.

OnTheSnow Visitor Picks: These are the most popular resort choices for those coming from the New York metro area.


Beaver Creek




Colorado COVID threat level:

Travel restrictions between New York and Colorado: None.

Returning travelers will need to quarantine and be tested: The move to COVID-19 red level in many Colorado counties does not affect ski resort on-mountain operations. Pitkin County (home to Aspen and other ski resorts) requires visitors to complete a health affidavit and provide a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival or face a mandatory 10-day quarantine. This applies to residents and non-residents 10+. Counties are under color-coded risk levels throught Feb. 6.


Big Sky

Montana COVID threat level:

Travel restrictions between New York and Montana: None as of Jan. 19. Mandatory mask mandate in effect for 5+ when in public indoor spaces.


Park City Mountain Resort

Deer Valley


Utah COVID threat level:

Travel restrictions between New York and Utah: None as of Jan. 22. Statewide mandatory mask order for those 2+ in effect.

British Columbia, Canada

Whistler Blackcomb

British Columbia COVID threat level: 

Avoid all non-essential travel. Mandatory negative COVID test for those 5+ 72 hours before flying into Canada. International travelers must self quarantine for 14 days and complete ArriveCAN application to enter Canada through Feb. 5.


Airline COVID Precautions


All airlines and airports have instigated stringent disinfectant procedures. Click below for your airline’s COVID page for more details.
Air Canada

Alaska Airlines

American Airlines

Delta Airlines