Dry Hill Ski Area

Dry Hill Ski AreaDry Hill Ski Area is on Alpine Ridge Road, 10 minutes south of downtown Watertown NY. The Dry Hill trail map features one lift, serving 7 trails on 42 acres; 1.5 miles of terrain with 300 feet of vertical drop.  Dry Hill has good snowmaking and advertises an average of 125 inches of natural snow each year.

Dry Hill is a good place to learn to ski or ride. The ski area is also home to a terrain park and a snow tubing park, both which benefit from extensive snowmaking.

Skiers can enjoy warm après atmosphere by the fire, in the Fireside Lounge. From the sound of the reviews, it’s quite nice.

The slope at Dry Hill got its name from a distillery that was located on the hill in the mid-1800s.

Dry Hill Ski Area has had an interesting succession of owners including Hall Ski Lift Company and Labrador Mountain.


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Dry Hill Trail Map

Dry Hill Ski Area trail map

Dry Hill Ski Area trail map key


Dry Hill Vertical Drop and Stats

Summit Elevation950 feet
Base Elevation650 feet
Vertical Drop300 feet
#Trails7
Trail Miles1.5
Longest Run2,200 feet
Acreage42
# Lifts3
Uphill Capacity2,600 / hour
Annual Snowfall†125 inches
10 Year Avg*111 inches
10 Year High**54 inches
† Advertised annual snowfall
* Reported average seasonal snow total 2012 – 2022
** Reported highest seasonal snow total 2012 – 2022

Dry Hill Ski Day Essentials

Address 118160 Alpine Ridge Road
Address 2Watertown, NY 13601
Phone(315) 782-8584
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