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cksmummy Oct 6th, 2013 02:24 PM

Albany and snow
Hi, coming from Oz and spending a few days in Albany New York. We will be there mid December. How likely will it be that there will be snow on the ground for my little one to play with?


ellenem Oct 6th, 2013 02:46 PM

Snow would be possible but not probable in mid December.

nytraveler Oct 6th, 2013 03:02 PM

That's kind of early for snow and Albany is just south of the true snow belt. It's perfectly possible there will be some - but more likely in Jan or Feb. If snow is that big a deal you might head N to VT and you would definitely have snow but it might well be manmade.

J62 Oct 6th, 2013 03:07 PM

No, you should not expect snow on the ground in Albany mid December.

There are are few ski areas nearby where you could go to play.

Here's a kids place about 1hr north of Albany @ Lake Luzerne. Once the weather is cold enough they will make snow for downhill snow tubing.

There are a few other small ski areas closer, but not sure which ones have tubing and when they open. West Mtn, about 45min north of Albany usually has tubing but they have had financial difficulty and it's not certain they will open for this season

Willard Mtn is also abt 45min from Albany - another small ski area. All of these areas will make their own snow for tubing.

J62 Oct 6th, 2013 03:12 PM

Feel free to post back here before your arrive and I can update you about what's open where.

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