Northwest of Albany near Speculator, the Oak Mountain Ski Center has 14 trails served by 3 lifts with a maximum vertical drop of 650 feet.
To reach the snowboarding at Oak Mountain Ski Center from south, take the NYS Thruway to Amsterdam (Route 30). Take Route 30 north to Speculator (approx: 1 hr). At the 4-corners in Speculator, take a right onto Elm Lake Road. Oak Mountain will be approx. 1/2 mile on your left.
Overall, Oak Mountain Ski Center is the 14th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 15 snowboarding resorts in New York.