Skiing and Snowboarding in the Monroe County Parks
Powder Mills and Northampton Parks, located within and owned by Monroe County, are both equipped with a gradual ski slope accessed by a single rope tow, an on-site lodge, and are operated by Swain Resort. Each location has rental equipment available and experienced ski and snowboard instructors on-hand, ready to teach you the fundamental skills to enjoy a lifetime of skiing or snowboarding. Lift tickets, lessons, rentals, and small snack items can be purchased in the designated lodges. Powder Mills and Northampton Parks provide an inviting, accessible atmosphere that is comfortable for any beginner. For hours of operation and information on all 21 Monroe County Parks, go to www.monroecounty.gov/parks.
Christmas and President’s Week Camps are available, as well as the popular “Learn To” programs. The “Learn To” programs are designed so that your first three lessons take place at your chosen park and the last two lessons at Swain. Many schedule options are available for these programs, and the Swain lessons are at your convenience according to our regular daily lesson times..
Groups are welcome! A variety of groups enjoy the Parks, including scouts, youth groups, elementary and high school trips and gym classes. If you would like to arrange for your group to visit the park, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (607) 545-6511.