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Our daytrips are the heart of what makes SKI BUMS so much fun.

Talk to anyone who's been on one of our daytrips, and you'll hear the same things. "Soooo much fun." "My favorite thing about the winter." "I met more cool people in one day than I had met all year."

When we say that the daytrips are all about bonding, we mean it.

It's an easy escape from the city. About 2 1/2 hours away, the Catskills are dotted with fun-loving mountains like Windham, Hunter and Belleayre. A bit closer is Pennsylvania’s Camelback resort. And when the SKI BUMS head to these hills for a full day of fun, we do it up right: complete with our own charter bus and a rollicking bus party home. And new for 2018, we’re including FREE LESSONS with all daytrips!

Whether you're learning to ski or you eat black diamonds for breakfast, the SKI BUMS daytrips are an incredible way to get plugged in and make a whole bunch of new friends. Everyone's welcome -- so join us!

Our final daytrip is SOLD OUT. Add your name to our Wait List >
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The World's Largest Club
We reserve the right to cancel, reschedule, or make changes in the trip itinerary as a result of weather or safety considerations or as otherwise deemed necessary or advisable. If your trip is cancelled or rescheduled due to weather, snow, or mountain conditions, or circumstances beyond our control, you will receive a refund or full credit for a future trip. All trip credits may be applied to any trip in the SKI BUMS future. There is no expiration date. In the event of a serious weather event that hinders safe travel by bus, we provide rescheduled dates and will refund anyone who cannot attend on our rescheduled date.

SKI BUMS is not responsible for the cost of any additional expenses that you may incur as a result of trip rescheduling or cancellation.

To use a credit for a future deposit or payment, please
contact us directly.
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These policies have changed from previous years. Please review them closely.

If you cancel your spot on the trip: you are not eligible for a refund to your credit card. You may, however, receive a credit to use toward any 2018 SKI BUMS daytrip for which space remains.

The value of any equipment rental will be included with your credit. In addition:

If you cancel 14 days or more before the trip, you’ll receive credit for the full amount of your trip payment.

If you cancel between 7 - 13 days before the trip, you’ll receive a $100 credit.

If you cancel 6 or fewer days before the trip, up until 24 hours before our departure, you’ll receive a $50 credit. Within 24 hours of the departure — or if you do not arrive for the trip — no credit will be issued (and no credit will be issued for equipment rentals).

In order to obtain our bulk group discounts, we must agree to a very strict cancellation policy. It's the nature of group travel. Think of your SKI BUMS booking as you would an airline reservation; even if there is a wait list and we find someone to take your place, the cancellation fees still apply.

If you buy travel insurance, you can still receive a refund for a cancelled SKI BUMS trip.

View the full SKI BUMS cancellation policy or submit your cancellation >
Wait List
After a daytrip sells out, any registered SKI BUMS member may add his or her name to our wait list. More information about our 2018 wait lists will be posted here after our first daytrips have sold out.
$149 USD per person

-- additional options --

$35 USD to add equipment rental (prepaid when you sign up)
methods of payment
You may pay with any major credit card, cash or check.

As of our 2018 season, we no longer accept PayPal payments.
Lift tickets
Your trip includes an adult full-day lift ticket, which is essentially your "admission ticket" to the ski resort.
Skill levels
SKI BUMS designs our season for all levels of skiers and snowboarders, but we make specific recommendations for each trip. On ALL SKI BUMS trips, we begin by dividing into skill level groups so you can identify those who enjoy the same terrain that you do.

See how our groups work >

We recommend daytrips for ALL levels of skiers and riders.

The slopes of the Catskills are surprisingly varied; although the vertical drop can’t rival what you’ll find out West or in Europe, the craggy peaks of the Catskills provide ample fun for everybody. If you have any questions about whether you'll enjoy the terrain here, please contact us before signing up.

BEGINNERS: are you learning to ski or snowboard? We’re thrilled to invite you to join us! our daytrips are the perfect place to begin skiing or snowboarding. We’ve got special tips, cool insights and more which we’ll send you to help you prepare for the trip and know what to expect. Please click here to learn more.
Resort overview
Each resort for the NYC daytrips is varied and fun -- and designed to welcome skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. Although no one would compare the terrain here to something you'd find in the big mountains out West, there's fun to be had for everyone.

Learn more about Belleayre >

Learn more about Camelback >

Learn more about Hunter >

Learn more about Windham >
Info packs
SKI BUMS anticipates what you'll need to know, and when you'll need to know it. We email valuable pre-trip information to all our participants, which we call Info Packs. You'll need to receive them and read them closely, so it's crucial that you've provided an email address to us that you check regularly. Gmail users: you need to take extra steps to see our emails.

Click here to view instructions >

The vast majority of our important trip info is located right here on this page.
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Meet the participants
Who's coming on the trip? Find out by joining our Facebook Group for the NYC daytrips.

Whether you're simply curious about signing up or you're already on board, everyone's welcome to join our Facebook group. Feel free to invite friends, too -- it's a cool way to begin learning names of the skiers and boarders who you'll meet in the mountains!

Request to join the Daytrips Facebook group >
Weather history
Of course, weather is impossible to predict, but SKI BUMS plans our trips with an eye on weather history. Snowfall in the Catskills is most reliable from late December through late March. Thankfully, these resorts rely on extensive snowmaking systems, which guarantees skiable terrain whenever the temperatures drop below the freezing point overnight.
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Skill level groups
5:40 AM sharp* is our check-in time. You'll meet our trip leaders at our bus pick up spot, on the northeast corner of 8th Avenue and 34th Street, then take your seat on the bus. *Note, our check-in and departure time is one hour later for Camelback, PA.
Check in
WE LEAVE ON TIME, at 6 AM sharp*. If you are running late, do not call or message us asking to hold the bus for you. We leave on time. There are no refunds if you miss the bus.

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Trip alterations
+ Private charter bus transportation from / to NYC
+ Adult lift ticket for the resort
+ Group lesson with qualified instructors (now included for
all skill levels on every daytrip)
+ Après-ski bus party home
+ SKI BUMS professional trip leaders

Not included
+ Lunch, drinks, snacks
+ Ski and snowboard equipment rental (optional add on)
Whats Included
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Upon arrival at the mountain, we trade names and phone numbers with the others in your skill level group, so you can enjoy the day with others who enjoy the same kind of terrain -- at the same pace -- that you do. This is a huge part of what makes SKI BUMS so fun. Learn more >
What to bring
Most BUMS wear their skiing / snowboarding clothes on the way up, but you may want to bring a change of clothes for the end of the day. Additionally, bring money for lunch (or a sack lunch), and food & drinks for the bus party home.

Party planning: think picnic foods. Our party happens during dinnertime, so folks are craving protein. We're always looking for a good mix of savory and sweet items. Pre-mixed cocktails, micro-brews and light beers are popular. Have fun and get ready to impress the BUMS with your culinary marvels!
Be well rested
Be sure to get a good night's sleep the night before our trip! Skiing and snowboarding are day-long endurance sports; being tired can increase your risk of injury. Seriously, make sure you’ve gotten a good night’s sleep before a very early alarm clock. Thankfully, we dim the lights for the drive up to the mountain so you can also take an extra nap on the way there.
We return to NYC around 8:30 PM, depending on traffic.
Space is limited, and our daytrips sell out.

Signing up is simple. You'll simply provide your information, then proceed to payment. For daytrips, we ask each individual to personally sign up; if you're a duo, please submit a separate signup form for each participant. After we've received your signup & payment, you'll receive anconfirmation via email that you're registered for the trip.

GMAIL users: please be sure to check your Promotions Tab for our emails, and learn how to adjust Gmail's filters >

Trail Maps
View the trail maps: Belleayre | Camelback | Hunter | Windham
Guides & instruction
NEW FOR 2018: group lessons are included for ALL participants on every daytrip.

No matter what your skill level -- from beginner to expert -- we encourage participants to take lessons. And as a huge added bonus — you’ll be able to
skip the lift lines during your lesson. With extra crowded days at the resorts, lessons mean more time on the mountain and less time waiting for the chairs.

You may use your group lesson voucher to take a morning or afternoon lesson, and group trip leaders will help coordinate groups so you can take lessons with others at your same skill level.

It's crucial that you've got proper attire for skiing and snowboarding. Learn about five must-have items: ski pants; gloves; goggles; jacket; and a helmet -- in addition to other advice on our informative guide: How to Dress for the Slopes. You can rent a helmet at the mountain, but you'll need to purchase the other items before the daytrip.

SKI BUMS members get amazing deals. Sign up or renew your free SKI BUMS membership now to get our discount code.
How SKI BUMS works
If you're new to the group or haven't joined us in a long time, click here to see how things work >
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Tips for your first trip
To begin, be sure to watch our Daytrips explainer video, linked here. Additionally, we've got lots of inside advice for those who are taking their first SKI BUMS trip. Click here >
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Snowboarding in the Catskills
SKI BUMS LGBT skiing and snowboarding trips to Hunter Belleayre and Windham
Hunter Mountain and Belleayre
Windham Mountain
Instructors at Hunter Mountain
Every trip begins with skill groups
Crew at Hunter Mountain
Bus party from NYC
Ends with Bus party
Gear up
After meeting your skill level group, the BUMS head into the rental shops to pick up their gear while those who own equipment will gear up in the lodge. You'll re-connect with your group after everyone's bundled up, geared up and ready to go.
Lunch and apres
We meet up as a big group for lunch, then finish the day at après-ski, the traditional toast to the end of a fun day on the mountain. But that's not where the fun ends...
Bus party
One of the undeniable highlights of our day is the bus party home, when everyone shares cocktails, beer and homemade goodies. We crank up the music and rock out on our way home!
Equipment rental
About half of our participants rent skis or snowboards; the others bring their own equipment. If you own gear, you’ll be able to transport it during our ride in the cargo area below the bus.

For those who rent gear, our discounted group rental packages include either a) skis, boots and poles or b) a snowboard and boots. Helmets are included with all rental packages. You may
not rent clothing, gloves, goggles, jackets or pants. You must arrive at check-in with proper skiing / snowboarding attire. Be sure to see “Attire” below for crucial tips and advice.

If you own some equipment — i.e. you own boots but just want to rent skis, or you only need to rent a helmet — you will pay the rental shop directly after we arrive at the resort.
Charter bus
SKI BUMS arranges our own private charter buses to and from the mountain. You’ll be free to store the food & drinks that you bring for our bus party in the bus storage areas during the day, but you will not have access to get back into the bus until after we finish aprés-ski at the mountain. Bring any changes of clothing into the lodge with you. View pickup location & schedule >

SKI BUMS does not offer additional bus stops for those who live outside NYC.
If you would like to drive and meet us at the mountain, you may — but you must still sign up for the daytrip online, 48 hours in advance. Click here to complete the daytrip driver signup form.
Skiing and snowboarding are all about having fun, but it can be miserable if you’re not adequately prepared. Thankfully, we’ve got lots of helpful tips and advice to help you develop a passion for the incredible excitement that’s awaiting you in the mountains!

BUNNY HILL: An annual tradition

Since our very first trip in 2005, SKI BUMS begins each season with a daytrip we lovingly refer to as “Bunny Hill.” It’s a day that’s devoted to our newbies, with free lessons for those who are learning the ropes on the slopes. You’ll join skiers and riders of all skill levels who are happy to cheer you on!

It takes about
three days to learn to ski or snowboard. The first two days are usually slow-going, and then on the third day — for nearly everyone — an epiphany happens. Suddenly, everything makes sense. If you’re new, please give yourself at least three days to practice and learn the sport.

It’s crucial that you spend your first few days in
lessons with certified instructors. Our daytrips benefit from very affordable group lessons, and at our very first daytrip, lessons are free.

You absolutely must wear skiing and snowboarding clothing when you’re in the mountains.
Read this article >

If you’d prefer not to splurge on the purchase of skiing / boarding outfits, you can also
rent an outfit online.

When you sign up as a beginner, we email you additional helpful tips and insights. And, you can always ask questions of your fellow BUMS on
our nifty Facebook group! We’re happy to help you get prepared… for fun!
Perfectly sized groups
If SKI BUMS is forced to postpone a trip due to poor conditions on the mountain or unsafe driving conditions, all participants will be automatically moved to a new date. If you cannot participate on our new date, you may request a credit for a future daytrip for your prepaid trip cost. There are NO REFUNDS if you cannot attend on our new date.
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Private charter bus; pickup at NE corner of 34th Street & 8th Avenue
Recommended for all skill levels
$149 per person
Saturday, January 13 to Windham Mountain, NY | SOLD OUT
Saturday, January 20 to Hunter Mountain, NY
Saturday, February 3 to Camelback, PA
Saturday, February 17 to Belleayre, NY
Saturday, March 3 to Windham, NY | In partnership with the
New York Ramblers | SOLD OUT

These are the current dates for our 2017 - 2018 season. We may add additional dates, weather-permitting.
Resort overview
Days of skiing & riding
Skill levels
New for 2018: now included for all daytrips
Smiling duo
Adjusting boots at Belleayre
Listen to the SKI BUMS 2018 Party Playlist on Spotify