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Dry Hill Ski Area

Dry Hill Ski Area

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

205

Rank in
Region

36

Rank in
State

9

This resort is often compared with:

Gore Mountain
Whiteface Mountain
Holiday Valley
Best time for snow at
Dry Hill Ski Area
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Dry Hill Ski Area

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Friday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Sunday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Monday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Tuesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
True Snow: 125" per year
Snow Quality Rank

200

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

178

Dry Hill Ski Area is ranked No. 178 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

7.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

1.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

60.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

178

Dry Hill Ski Area is ranked No. 178 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

200

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Dry Hill Ski Area

Core Strengths
Travel Ease
rank
101
score
50.1
Snow Volume
rank
178
score
36.0
Expert
rank
198
score
23.6

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

952 ft

2100 ft
Base Elevation: 1148 ft

Slope Aspects

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A Few Words On The Snow

If you're waiting for a powder day at Dry Hill Ski Area, then you might have a long wait. Only 7.0% of winter days see more than 6 inches of snowfall, which means, on average, you'll have to spend 10 days or more mining the slopes at Dry Hill Ski Area to score that one great day. It could be worse, however. You could be muskie fishing.

Skiing at Dry Hill Ski Area is about getting outside, ripping up the slope, eating chili dogs and getting in as much vertical as you can. It's not about big dumps. And that's okay. This place is about honing your skills for that trip to Snowbird or Alaska. With only 1.0% of months at Dry Hill Ski Area getting more than 90 inches of snow, this isn't the place to set up your powderhound shack.

Drought Potential

The snow at Dry Hill Ski Area can disappear often enough that you may want to pack extra snow beads when taking a trip here. A good number of months, 60.0% to be exact, see less than 30 inches of snow. If you're banking on snow and you're boarding a plane for a week at Dry Hill Ski Area, you should temper your expectations. This is a place where winter drought can grab hold of the weather pattern for long periods, as 60.0% of the winter months here see less than 30 inches of snow.

Getting to Dry Hill Ski Area, if you're flying in

The stretch from the Syracuse, NY airport takes a modest drive of 69 minutes, not enough for your legs to fall asleep before you stretch out in the parking lot.