If you are a fan of winter sports, then this is the time of year for you. I've never actually learned how to ski or snowboard, but I would absolutely love to. The furthest extent I have is sledding. Here I am; though, living in the Hudson Valley, with all of these incredible mountains surrounding me, yet I have never learned how to ski or snowboard. It is almost embarrassing.

For those of you who are winter sport aficionados, or if you're like me and are looking for the best place to learn, then I would recommend checking out any of these ski resorts in and near the Hudson Valley. These 8 ski resorts are the highest rated locations out of a 5-star rating system according to Yelp, with no less than 20 reviews. Start packing those snow shows, parkas, and more because your next winter weekend getaway can be found right here.

8 of the Best Skiing Hotspots Around the Hudson Valley

These 8 ski resorts are the highest rated locations in and around the Hudson Valley according to Yelp, with no less than 20 reviews. Start packing those snow shows, parkas, and more because your next winter weekend getaway can be found right here.

11 Stunning Photos of the Hudson Valley in the Winter

Check out the beauty of the Hudson Valley

12 Things to Consider for Your Next Hudson Valley Hike

Do not be like my friends and me, who decided to go on an impromptu hike up Stissing Mountain in Pine Plains with little to no preparation whatsoever. Learn from our mistakes, and consider these things before your next Hudson Valley hike.

30 Beautiful Sights, Nature Hikes, and Historical Landmarks in the Hudson Valley

Welcome to some of the best Nature Trails, Historical Landmarks, and all-around great views right here in the Hudson Valley!

The Valley is filled to the brim with amazing places you can go right now, so what are you waiting for?

Top 25 Breweries and Wineries in the Catskills

New York State, and especially the Catskill Mountains are home to some of the finest and award-winning locally crafted brews and wines. For tourists venturing upstate to hike or locals looking for a place to hang out, these are some of the top breweries and wineries in the Catskills to check out and support.