Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center is in the historic Sterling Forest State Park, conveniently located off the New York State Thruway. This privately run ski center offered a lodge, ski shop, rental shop, rental repair shop, pub restaurant, cafeteria, a ski school as well as a birthday party room.
The center originally opened in 1962 as Sterling Forest Ski Area. It operated under this name for several decades and gained popularity due to its proximity to New York City. The current owners operated Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center at Sterling Forest for several years.
Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center was long known for it’s family based philosophy and it’s learn to ski programs that have become increasingly popular over the years. Tuxedo Ridge offered a mix of terrain. The “Bowl” offers more advanced skiers and snowboarder’s a challenge, while Tiger West is more suitable for intermediate and advanced beginners. The ski center also offered a NASTAR racing academy for school ages children as well as a race league for adults. Snowboarder enthusiasts enjoyed the Rainbow Trail. In addition, Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center had night skiing and a tubing park.
Tuxedo Ridge had undergone significant refurbishment. The hope was that Tuxedo Ridge will become a year-round destination with summer concerts. Past summer events include the Spartan Races, the Mighty High Grateful Dead Festival as well as the Ramapo Music Folk Festival.
Unfortunately Tuxedo Ridge has not opened since the end of the 2014-2015 ski season.
Tuxedo Ridge Trail Map
Tuxedo Ridge Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,400 feet|
|Base Elevation||950 feet|
|Vertical Drop||450 feet|
|Longest Run||2,750 feet|
|Skiable Area||35 Acres|
|Uphill Capacity||3,800 / hour|
|Annual Snowfall||36 inches|
|Address 1||581 NY Route 17A|
|Address 2||Tuxedo Park, NY 10987|