So what am I going to do this Winter? That question is pretty regularly thought of these days. The good news is, Schenectady County is full of Winter fun, even when you're avoiding crowds and confined spaces!


There is no better place to socially distance than the great outdoors! Residents will tell you that there is no better place to enjoy the outdoors than Schenectady County. From hiking to biking, taking in a breath of fresh air, we've got parks galore in Schenectady! 


Maple Ski Ridge has been been offering great skiing and snow sports lessons for over 50 years. Maple Ski Ridge has 2 chair lifts and 2 surface lifts, as well as night skiing and hills that can challenge most. Maple Ski Ridge is a premiere learn-to-ski/snowboard school in New York State. 

Safety protocols and procedures due to COVID-19:

Maple Ski Ridge plans to operate as close to normal as possible.  They will limit indoor access to food purchases and restroom visits.  Skiing and snowboarding is an outdoor, fresh air sport which allows for adequate social distancing, however they will be monitoring the number of guests at Maple Ski Ridge and be operating at 33% of our hourly uphill lift capacity.  All staff will be following CDC guidelines and NYS recommendations. For a full list of COVID-19 protocols & procedures, visit their website


As many of you know, Wolf Hollow has an awesome outdoor space and it's staying open all winter long! Their outdoor space is filled with outdoor heaters and fire pits. They've also converted 2/3 of their indoor space to reserved seating. There will be no more than 6 people per time and will be for 1-hour time slots. They're also offering to-go beer options! 

Fun fact- You can hike the trails behind the hollow! They have a few miles of trails and trail maps in the works - it’s great for snowshoeing and cross country skiing when there’s enough snow! Trails are open during daylight open hours

Safety protocols and procedures due to COVID-19:

Guests and staff members are required to wear masks, unless seated. Follow markers for on premise to comply with social distancing. All tables are maxed at 6 people. 


We have been amazed to see the creativity of our partners during this time! Visit our Discover Differently page for all the ways you can Discover Schenectady from the comfort of your own home!