Windham Mountain
Windham Mountain
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
About
Just two and a half hours north of New York City, Windham Mountain is a place to get lost and found again, to find stunning adventure close to home, and to be reminded of how good it feels to be alive with family and friends in the fresh air. Elevate your experience. Find your land in the sky, aAbove and Beyond. We’ll see you up here.
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TravelCritic1985
Libya134 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
During the summer, Windham is not a great place to stay in the Catskills. The town goes into maintenance mode for the next winter seasonand vacationers by their mere presence appear to be an annoyance to the local population.

The summer hiking paths, like Windham Path, are nice, but there are so many better hiking options just minutes away. Similarly, while there are a few interesting arts and crafts places and a couple nice places to eat (the new Brambles cafe and restaurant on Rte. 296, for example), Windham is not worth an overnight or longer stay.

Shops are unfriendly and dishonest to visitors. For example, the Hickory Hill Market on Rte. 23 overcharged us on almost every purchase we made there during a stay of several weeks. They charged at least 10% above list prices without explanation and a very unpolite response when asked why they are not charging the marked prices.

Hotels and guest houses also charge ridiculously high prices for a out-of-season experience. During winter Windham is not bad for a low altitude basic ski location, but during the summer it is a ripoff for anything but a dirt cheap vacation if you are lucky enough to find an open hotel or AirBnB that charges fair prices. Summer hotel rooms should run between $50 and $110 a night depending on the quality of the property. Longer stay apartments should not costs more than $300 to $500 a week for a two bedroom during the summer, but usually more is asked.

My advice is avoid Windham during the summer months.
Written July 16, 2022
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Traveler200951
Chicago, IL44 contributions
Jan 2021
Most of the staff is okay, friendly, but TERRIBLE people run the ski shop. On more than one occasion, they have been beyond RUDE... . I don't know why they are even open at this point - seriously, close the place (they won't let people in and when they are in they literally treat customers in a way that is simply appalling.) Just close, please and let people use the rental windows to repair skis, and there are plenty of down mountain shops if people lose/forget something). The people that work in that shop clearly need to find a non public facing line of work.
Written January 21, 2021
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Faith T
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Solo
Windham Mountain is a very nice venue, with the biggest perk being the lift to the ceremony site, BUT I would be very cautious before booking your wedding with them. Me and my finance booked our wedding for Windham Mountain on 1/16/23 with Kelly. In April they emailed saying there was a new wedding coordinator, Ericka. I was emailing back and forth with Ericka and trying to get a tasting set up was nearly impossible, she sent me a TEXT on 7/13 saying she is emailing me a new menu to "review." When I received this email the attachment of the new menu was 26,000 more dollars than my original contract. I immediately called her, and I explained we don't want the new menu the old one is fine, and she said I had two options, cancel the wedding or pay the 26,000 difference. (INSANE) Of course I mentioned that this was not legal, since we had a binding contract and then Ericka was not allowed to speak to me anymore because I mentioned legal action, she said a CFO would call me and I waited a week and did not receive a call. My fiancé had a call with her about a week later, since we had no updates. The same thing was told to him that these are our two options. A few days later she called my finance with another offer which was still about 19,000 more dollars than our original contract. That’s when we decided this is not the venue for us, and we "canceled" (or were forced to cancel) our wedding here, because we knew come the day of, they would 100% not treat us correctly due to this entire situation. Our biggest concerns after everything were the lack of empathy and professionalism from this company. You do not notify a couple that you are breaking a binding contract with a 26,000-price increase, via text message, and you certainly don't act nonchalant about it. The new owners care about one thing, and that's money. This venue is NOT worth 56,000 for a ½ day of food and drinking and still won't be after renovations. Things like this effect the entire small town of Windham, not just the money hungry owners of the mountain, such as the hotel in town losing all this business due to canceled weddings. The big issue is not that we had a price increase or had to cancel. (which obviously sucked) it's about the way they treat human beings trying to plan one of the most important days of their lives. Do not trust these people with your day, because all they care about is your money.
Written September 5, 2023
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gvbrock
Carmel, NY10 contributions
Dec 2020
Headed to Windham today ( Friday, not even a weekend) hoping to take advantage of the snow! COVID protocols are basically non-existent in practice. There are signs and rules posted but more than half of the people on not masked, lift lines are crowded and not distanced. I left after one run because if was a COVID nightmare. Windham needs to take some responsibility and enforce the mask up rules or don't say you have them. I was in Sugarloaf Maine the week prior and they did a fantastic j with enforcement and line distancing. It can be done well, but it's not happening at Windham. It is a mystery to me how so many people refuse to do the simplest thing to keep everyone safe and enjoying the slopes. The culture at this place is toxic.
Written December 18, 2020
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Thomas S
Seaford, NY3 contributions
Feb 2022
Invest in lighting!!!

I get it, it’s expensive. But I think it would reduce crowds by opening different pricinh options allowing families to choose to ski at different times. The reason Windham gets a lot of long waits in the review section is because people have only one available time to ski between 9:00am to 4:00pm. That’s it, not rocket science.

Jiminy Peak there are rarely lines and people ski from 8am to 10pm with a multitude of restaurants, shops, a small grocery store, and a cafeteria to boot all at the base. A smaller resort but a true resort. Windham simply doesn’t offer enough to reduce the congestion at every turn.
Written February 25, 2022
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Travelisfun
New York City, NY19 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Windham is no longer a sweet family ski mountain. The prices are waaaayy over the top for what this mountain has to offer. They are clearly trying to become an elite destination with not much to offer for the price. The vibe is changing in a very negative direction on multiple levels. Sad to see such a wonderful mountain turn into an overpriced place filled with nasty people. Shame on the owners - Karma will get you!!
P.S - Restaurants are following with prices!! Not a good business model…the elite will go to better ski areas - as they should (if they want to get value for their buck! ). Restaurants already unable
to remain open due to staff shortages and they think raising prices is the answer….
Written December 27, 2022
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bob s
1 contribution
Jan 2022
Am very unhappy, windham raised senior passes 83% from the 21-22 to the 22-23 season. Guess they dont like smelly old people on the mountain. Skied there since 1983 and the 83% raise is a kick in the teeth. Funny that college season passes are $500 cheaper than senior passes. Passes for those under 65 are $1600 a year 22-23.
Seems that windham will only be catering to professional elites going forward.
Their greedy and and Chip Seamon ceo should be ashamed treating 39 year customers in this way.
Written June 27, 2022
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drron36
Westchester, NY105 contributions
Jan 2022
My wife, 2 daughters an I spent several days skiing at Windham 3 years ago but hadn't been since due to the pandemic. I took my daughter there this week for a one day overnight ski outing. Overall, it wasn't bad, Almost all artificial snow but enough cover on enough trails to be fun. A bit icy in places, but that's to be expected. The resort itself was clean and reasonably staffed overall. I gave a low rating due to two issues, both having to do with their customer friendliness, or lack thereof.

First, their website went down for "maintenance."while I was in the process of renting equipment a few days earlier. The note gave no clue as to when the site would be back up, so I had to keep checking needlessly until the next day when it finally came back.

The second issue was much worse. We got stuck on a lift for almost an hour, and our chair was stopped right in the middle of 4 or 5 snow blowers going full tilt. The roar was deafening, and periodically we would get snow directed at us. There were no announcements whatsoever regarding what we should expect. 15 minutes in I called the main number and after lots of hold time finally got someone and asked that they at least turn off the snow blowers. She said she'd send someone. It never happened.

When we finally got off, there were two staffers giving out passes for "a coffee or a hot chocolate." When I asked why they hadn't responded to the request to turn off the blowers one of them replied, "It's complicated. Be happy you're alive and of the lift."

That's an "A" grade for how treat customers right there (not!). And a coffee for our ordeal, and taking an hour out of our day, felt like a slap in the face. Frankly, all they had to do was apologize and give even a $10 certificate for food or the gift shop and people would have been happy.

It's a shame because the physical resort and mountain are reasonably attractive,.
Written January 15, 2022
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Hugh Goes
New York City, NY17 contributions
Jan 2022
Took the kids snowtubing here and it was the worst we have been to. Two hours window for (barely) 5 rides on the smallest snowtubing hill I have been to. Disorganized and understaffed with overwhelmed teenagers (who mainly tried hard). Lots of standing around in line for a 15 second ride. The one plus was a relatively nice warming hut / snackbar my wife could wait in close by.
Written January 31, 2022
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JDubs333
New York City, NY2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
We spent the week between Christmas and New Years at Windham in 2020 and 2021, and also spring breaks those years. We came back this year at the same time and unfortunately, things have totally changed. First and most disappointingly, there was no snow and only a handful of trails open. The weather had been a little warm and rainy earlier in the week, but (1) they were not even attempting to make any snow the entire day even though it was below freezing and cold enough and (2) friends at nearby Hunter said that they had tons of snow and trails open there, so it wasn’t just the past weather that was the problem. Windham used to be our favorite in the area but you can’t rebrand, try to sell exclusive memberships, raise your prices and charge peak prices today, but then make no snow and have no trails open!! And the trails that were open had thin cover - we were just skiing on inconsistent ice, snow chunks and pebbles all day. It was honestly dangerous. I have been coming for years and have never seen Windham in this shape. It was not ready for this peak ski week and should not have sold tickets for the prices that it did. We also put our 5 year old in a full day of ski school, as our older two first learned to ski here so we loved Windham Mountain Kids. Unfortunately, his teachers did not seem engaged or knowledgeable and did not even give us any update as to how he spent the entire day, what trails they did and what skills they worked on. They used to always give parents an update at pickup and even a “report card”! When I asked, they acted like it was an inconvenience to have to talk to us. I also miss the outdoor food trucks, especially the breakfast burritos and churros and hot chocolate! I miss the old Windham and cannot believe that they have the gall to charge what they do and offer one of the worst skiing experiences I’ve ever had.
Written December 31, 2023
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