Oak Mountain

Oak Mountain logoOak Mountain is located in Hamilton County in the Adirondack town of Speculator. The privately owned ski center offers a ski and rentals shop, one large lodge with plenty of space to accommodate their visitors, a take out cafe, as well as a top-notch restaurant and bar. To the side of the lodge there is also a three-run tubing area with rope-tow as well.

Although Oak is a smaller mountain it has terrain for just about every skier. From the learning hill, to “Upper Devil’s” this is truly a mountain that has the entire family in mind. There are 14 trails and has a 650 vertical with three lifts, two being t-bars and one quad. There is one trail, Nova, that has a significant flat spot at the end and will leave some people doing cross country for a little while. The true secret of Oak Mountain are the glades. Tree-skiers will have an amazing time in consistent knee-deep powder that rarely gets touched.

There are three things about Oak that make it a great. The family friendly atmosphere makes it a mountain for everyone. Their instructors for both children and adults are knowledgable, friendly, and give the utmost attention to skier ability as well as just having a good time. Affordability gives people the opportunity to ski when it may not be an option for $90 lift tickets at other mountains. Lift tickets range from $16 – $38 and have season, and family pass options. Of course the best for last is SNOW. Not only is snow making done here as much as possible, but because of the location of the mountain lake-effect snow is always giving Oak more snow.

New programs and changes for the mountain include Friday programs for moms and seniors, a terrain park expansion with many new features, racing program, and events for all types of skiers or boarders.

Oak is accessible from Route 30 and is about an hour to an hour and a half, away from Amsterdam and Glens Falls.

by Marcy

Oak Mountain Trail Map

Oak Mountain trail map

Oak Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation 2,400 feet
Base Elevation 1,750 feet
Vertical Drop 650 feet
# Trails 14
Trail Miles XXX
Longest Run 7,920 feet
Skiable Area 46 acres
# Lifts 3
Uphill Capacity 3,000 / hour
Annual Snowfall 120 inches

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Address 1 141 Novosel Way
Address 2 Speculator, NY 12164
Phone (518) 548-3606
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