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Dry Hill Ski Area

23682 County Route 67, Watertown, NY
800-379-8584, 315-782-8584
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Watertown
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Traveler Description: This is a great place to go with the family for winter fun. They have Snowboarding, Skiing, and a tubing park for the younger kids. They also have a... more »
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Kingston, ON
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Great experience! We drove across the border from Kingston, Ontario and had a wonderful day. The never-ever lesson program is a great value, since it includes a 2-hour lesson and rental equipment for the day for $35! Try to get there an hour in advance to pay for your lesson and get your gear organized. We went on President's Day... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

If you or your spouse haven't skiied, you would be remiss in not giving it a try at Dry Hill. Gentle conditions and engaged staff make this a wonderful place to begin a lifelong active sport. It is also one of the best places we've been to in terms of helping the young ones get started. Very patient, tolerant instructors... More

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Paris, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

First time on skies, would have plowed into everything stationary and everyone not quick enough to move out of my way but for the quick-witted, professional, and patient instructor, Mike. Snack-bar folks and food was wonderful, equipment rental folks were as welcoming as wet socks but knew their business, prices were extremely fair - a great way to hit the... More

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Picton, Canada
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12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We visited Dry Hill for our family day vacation. This is a super hill for families. They only have 1 chair lift and 1 t-bar, but if your family just wants a reasonable day of skiing/boarding - its great! Try their first-ever and second-ever packages. $35 for rentals, lift ticket + lessons!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We drove down to Dry Hill today to ski with our two young boys. Our youngest had a private lesson and our oldest joined a group (which only ended up having one other student). Both our kids learned a lot and we were very impressed. Jeremy, the instructor who taught our youngest, was exceptional. Our 5 year old learned so... More

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Watertown, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is a excellent place to learn ski. It's not busy and the instructors are good. I like to go there to ski too.

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Nice little ski hill - great for new skiiers. Have taken 2 lessons there and have been very impressed with the intructors both times. Even the instructors that are not assigned to you are happy to help out. If you plan to buy food, be prepared and bring cash as the snack bar doesn't take debit or credit.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Hardpack & total ice for the trails. Quite small but still; it's pretty much the only place to ride around here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

I have been to Dry Hill many times. It is a very enjoyable ski slope for a day of fun. The prices are average as well as the slopes. Don't expect big mountain style runs, or fancy slope amenities. Definitely not a bad place for some down hill fun.

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Loved the 2 hour snowboard lessons for my kids. Great place to learn to ski/snowboard. Also accepted Canadian at par. Friendly staff and instructors.

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