Mountain Stats

Hours of Operation: 9:am - 4:15pm everyday except Tuesday
Mountain Phone #: 315-369-3225
Ski Shop Phone #: 315-369-3144

McCauley Mountain is located 2.5 miles from Old Forge. It's Terrain offers great family trails from beginner to intermediate. They say the expert terrain at McCauley is "the most challenging little mountain in central New York". McCauley also offers great tree skiing for the intermediate skier or expert skiers that are looking for something more gnarly. 

McCauley Mountain's ski lodge is a cozy place to warm up and relax with a bite to eat or a drink at the bar at the end of the day. Downstairs is the Ski Rental Shop where the newest equipment is available. The shop also provides clothing and accessories. McCauley Ski School offers lessons geared to all skill levels to help each "student" advance to their fullest potential.

Mountain Statistics for McCauley Mountain

Base Elevation:

1,627 ft

(496 meters)

Summit Elevation:

2,260 ft

(689 m)

Vertical Drop:

633 ft

(193 m)

Skiable Area:

75 acres

(30 hectares)

Annual Snowfall:

225 in

(572 cm)

Longest Run:

4,000 ft

(1,219 m)


65 %

Number of Lifts:


Uphill Lift Capacity:

3,550 per hour

Types of Lifts:

3 Rope Tow
2 T-bars
1 Double Chair

Number of Trails:


Trail Ratings for McCauley Mountain



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Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.


Area Details for McCauley Mountain

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Terrain Park:


Nearby Cross Country:

15 km

Snowshoe Trails:



 How Good is McCauley, It has produced Two Olympic Skiers.

Hank Kashiwa: 1972 Olympian, 1975 World Pro Skiing champion, and 1969 US National ski racing champion

John "Louie" Ehrensbeck: Two time Olympian who still Skis the mountain and works in the ski shop.

Dan Stripp: World Cup competitor US Men’s Team from 1980 thru 1987. Team Koz’s (Kristina Koznick) head coach 2001-2008

McCauley Mountain offers 20km of challenging cross country trails, that are tracked and groomed, ranging from Novice to Expert. These trails are through some of the most beautiful woodlands in the Adirondack Mountains.