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New York's

Best Family Mountain


Mountain Biking Trails

In the heart of the

Adirondack Mountains

No long lines

just mountain time

Scenic Chairlift

Scenic Chairlift Ride
Open Wednesdays - Sundays until Columbus Day


Adirondack Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Skiing Map

McCauley Mountain is now closed for the 2021 winter season.

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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Ski Trails

Updated 03/20
Cross Country Map.pdf


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Updated 02/21 COVID Operating Protocols.pdf

Louie's Olympic Touch Tune-ups

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COVID19 Masks Required


Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present.  We have implemented protocols to prioritize guest health and safety, but we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed to COVID-19 during your visit.  The risk of being exposed or becoming sick due to COVID-19 cannot be eliminated.  Every skier and rider shares the responsibility for a safe and healthy skiing experience.  It is your responsibility to read and comply with all instructions and signage posted at the resort and on the resort’s website.  Stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Wash and sanitize your hands frequently. Wear a face covering while at McCauley Mountain Ski Area and maintain at least 6 feet physical distancing from other guests, including in lift lines. If you cannot wear a face covering, please accept our invitation to visit McCauley at another time when COVID conditions change.

News and events

  • McCauley Mountain Scenic Chairlift Open Wednesdays - Sundays
  • Thank you for skiing with us!


Adirondack Skiing Video

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