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The best winter getaways from NYC

Our guide to winter getaways from NYC will help you plan your perfect New York State escape, whether you want to hit the slopes or see the sights

Photograph: Darren McGee
Skiing-"The Slides" at Whiteface Mountain

For some of the best cold-weather sports, indulgent winter spa retreats, winter festivals and fresh-from-the-farm fare, you don’t have to leave New York—State, that is. Consult our guide to weekend getaways from NYC. If you’re planning to hit the slopes this winter, the Empire State has the largest number of mountains for skiing and snowboarding in the country, and offers everything from gentle, beginner-friendly terrain to Olympic-class facilities. Or take a day trip to chill out in a luxury spa or spend a weekend sampling some locally produced wines. Whatever your pleasure, escape the city—and discover New York.

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Skiing and snowboarding

Get excited, shredders and ski bums: There are powder and slopes aplenty just a short distance away

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Outdoor adventures

Tackle the snow with an inner tube, cross-country skis or an ice ax (yes, really)

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Winter spa breaks

Loosen up with a trip to one of these luxurious out-of-town retreats

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Winter getaways for the family

Warm up in an indoor water park, explore underground caves or skate like an Olympian

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Day and weekend trips

Whether you enjoy art and culture, bargain hunting or craft-brewery tours, check out our itineraries

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