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Mountain Fun

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In the heart of the

Adirondack Mountains

Scenic Chair Lift

No long lines

just mountain time

Scenic Chair Lift

Big mountain FUN... Small Mountain Attitude!

Nestled in the Central Adirondacks just outside Old Forge, New York

It's not how much mountain is needed for fun; but how much fun can be packed into a mountain! McCauley Mountain's 633-ft vertical drop contains all the skiing boasted by ski areas three times its size. From long cruisers to steep bumps and glades, to double-black diamond challengers, McCauley has it all. Twenty-one slopes and trails up to a mile long, a double chairlift, two T-Bar lifts, and rope tows. Skiers moving out of the beginner ranks get a big bonus: McCauley offers accommodating trails from the summit.

Everyone gets up in skier country to enjoy the views which extend all the way to Whiteface and Mt. Marcy in the high peaks region. It's "big mountain" skiing without the long lift lines and high prices. McCauley has produced three Olympic skiers: John "Louie" Ehrensbeck, a veteran of two US Olympic teams; Hank Kashiwa, who was also the World Professional Alpine Skiing Champion; and Maddie Phaneuf, a current US Ski Team member who went to the 2018 Olympics. Annual snowfall is 281 inches, and has reached 400 inches. In addition to natural snowfall, the snowmaking and exceptional grooming at McCauley, ensures the best possbile conditions for over 100 days of skiing annually. Come play in our snow... Or enjoy the Summer Scenic Chairlift Ride, when McCauley is also open for hiking, biking, and picnicking, with two playground areas.

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Crazy Fridays Special

Fridays Dec 13, 2019 to March 27, 2020*
*Excludes Holiday Weeks
$13 Lift Tickets

Ski with
Your Kids

Mondays thru Thursdays 2pm to 4:15pm for $5

*Excludes Holiday Weeks; Parents must be accompanied by kids


Great rates for groups

Cross-Country Ski Trails

Cross Country Map.pdf

News and events

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Old Forge, NY

"An Adirondack Feeling." Is it the refreshing cool mountain air? A crackling lodge fire? The moon's reflection on a frozen Adirondack lake? A pristine snowy wonderland? We invite you to find out for yourself. Come to McCauley Mountain in Old Forge, New York and enjoy a relaxing ski getaway at New York's Best Family Mountain.

Old Forge, New York is “Adirondack Base Camp” for winter visitors who launch out near and far seeking everything from serenity to adventure. It is the largest hamlet in historic Town of Webb, which includes Eagle Bay and Big Moose. From here, you can explore the Central Adirondack region and all of the Adirondack Park.

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  • Snowmobiling
  • National Ski Patrol