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Address: 39 Garnet Hill Road, North River, NY 12856
Phone Number:
+1 518-251-2150
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Winter arrives early to the Adirondacks. It is not unusual to be cross...

Winter arrives early to the Adirondacks. It is not unusual to be cross country skiing at Garnet Hill by Thanksgiving. Early season storms quickly transform the Adirondack wilderness into a beautiful world of white mountain vistas and snowy woodland scenes.

Come up to the magic world of winter! Discover snowy forest trails and the winter scenery of the New York Adirondack Mountains. Garnet Hill is a true mountain resort where you can discover all the fun and adventure of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Enjoy miles of scenic groomed trails. Take a ski lesson! Watch your kids ski. Enjoy a backcountry ski journey. At day’s end find the warmth of friends and good cheer by The Log House fireplace.

At Garnet Hill you will find:

• 55km trails, groomed daily, set tracks & skating lanes

• Complete ski shop – rentals, sales, & repairs

• PSIA certified ski school with lessons daily

• Kids! Ski program, weekends and holiday weeks

• Unique “ski down – ride back” shuttle bus – the longest ski lift around!

• Full moon night skiing

• Center, Lodge and Restaurant open daily

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Heaven on Earth

Gorgeous beautiful day of the trails here with the new snow. Not too crowded, we were the first to use some trails. Lunch was really tasty, we had the corned beef and the crepes... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Becky N
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous beautiful day of the trails here with the new snow. Not too crowded, we were the first to use some trails. Lunch was really tasty, we had the corned beef and the crepes looked good too.

Thank Becky N
GarnetHillLodge-NY, General Manager at Garnet Hill Lodge and Ski Resort, responded to this review

Dear Becky, We were all blessed with the additional 2 feet of snow, making for great skiing, as well. We are very happy that you were able to join us to enjoy the skiing, trails and food, and hope we will see you again. Thank you for letting us all know about your wonderful experience. More 

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6 reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

We stayed at Garnet Hill Lodge 2/17 and 2/18 2017. We arrived and were told we would be staying at an alternate building, about 200 feet down the road from the lodge. The cost would be the same, about 420.00 per night since we had 3 children. There would be no view, no fireplace, no phone and no walking to... More 

Thank Mille W
Sebastian, Florida
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Wether it is a night in the Adirondacks or in the day time, Garnet Hill lodge is the place to be. It's quit peacefull siroundings, clear fresh air and beautiful picture of mountains and lake leaves you felling one with nature.

Thank John S
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5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I found this place by accident last year after a hike. The interior design was beautiful, with that Adirondack look through out. So we decided to check it out for a weekend. Situated right on thirteen lake we could hike and kayak our hearts out for the weekend. Much to our surprise the rooms do not have... More 

Thank Carl L
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Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

Love this trail system and the grooming just keeps getting better. There is a nice diversity of terrain, and the bus back up the mountain is a huge plus, especially for teenagers who greatly prefer downhill to uphill. Very family friendly, but also serious about skiing. Had an excellent Intermediate ski lesson with Paul, got great snow shoe advice from... More 

Thank PoodlesandPickles
Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 10 March 2015

Great trails for snow shoeing, loved the Hooper Mine! Very helpful staff, good trail identification and maps available.

Thank Tom W
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Garnet Hill is definitely a treasure! The new owners are doing a fantastic job bringing back the glory of this place that has had quite a storied existence. My family has primarily skied the trail network but the lodge is gorgeous (the fireplaces... the views...) and it is definitely high on the list for a weekend getaway - you can... More 

Thank Kirstin S
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 23 January 2015

Love the trails...really fun layout! The bonus of having a bus pick you up at the bottom just gives you time to do more skiing😛

Thank Decatlady851
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Breakfast, included with room, was traditional eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage to order with optional sweet rolls, fruit, granola, etc. A nice dinner menu with a number of options, not exactly at the highest standards of fine restaurants, but good enough. Service a bit amateurish at times, but friendly and accommodating.

Thank Dennis H
Delmar, New York
1 review
Reviewed 9 March 2014

The last few days of XC skiing at Garnet Hill have been wonderful. There is no better XC skiing experience than skiing down miles of wonderfully groomed trails that go through the woods and then being brought back to the ski shop by hopping on the Garnet Hill shuttle bus at the bottom. The finishing touch to a wonderful day... More 

Thank H K

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