Rochester area skiers may be searching for a new resort this winter. Song Mountain and Labrador Mountain ski resorts are less than a 2-hour drive from Rochester, and only a short drive from Syracuse. They appear like sister facilities since both have similar offerings and are great for families to enjoy the sport.
A local skier made the following comments. “The great thing about skiing in Central New York is that most of the skiers are local and ski enough during the year to be good. This means that most people will ski to their ability. The crowds are not nearly what would be found in the Catskills or Pocono’s.“
Song Mountain Resort – Tully
The resort has 20 trails, with a vertical drop of 700’, 2 T-bars, 2 double chairlifts, 1 triple chairlift, snowmaking, and night skiing. Facilities include a cafeteria, lounge, nursery, and lessons with rentals.
Here’s a skiers remarks about the resort.
“I really like this place and have had a lot of fun skiing here. The runs aren't really long or difficult. But there are a lot of different ways to get down the hill so there is a lot of variety. The people in the lodge and bar are really friendly to top it all off. Great for families and a fun day on the slopes.”
Song Mountain Resort address is 1 Song Mountain Road (P.O. Box 1001), Tully, NY. It is southwest of Tully, east of Song Lake, Tully Lake and Crooked Lake. Just 22 miles south of Syracuse it is a 1 hour 48 minutes drive of 119 miles from Rochester.
Drive I-90 to Syracuse then US 81 south to exit 14 (Tully), at the exit turn left on ramp. Continue straight past Lake road intersection following signs to Song Mountain (about 3 miles).
Tully is located at route 11 and route 80 intersection with a population of 2,738. Tully in Onondaga County, is just a few miles north of Cortland County. The town name was derived from the Roman orator Marcus Tullius Cicero.
Resort - Truxton
The resort has 20 trails with a vertical drop of 680’, 1 T-bar, 2 double chairlifts, 1 triple chairlift, snowmaking, and night skiing. Facilities include a main lodge, cafeteria, Last Run Restaurant, mini lodge, lounge, and Kids’ Town baby-sitting.
Labrador Mountain Resort is at 6935 Route 91, Truxton NY, near the Truxton west town line. From Syracuse drive US 81 south exit 14, turn left at the stop sign at ramp end.
Truxton is a town in Cortland County with a population of 1,133. At the intersection of route 91 and route 13, it is fourteen miles northeast of the City of Cortland. East branch of Tioughnioga River flows through the town. It was named for Commodore Thomas Truxton, a privateer in the American Revolution and one of the U.S. Navy’s first commanding officers.
Take your pick either ski resort can offer a fine day of skiing, especially with families.