Snow is the key ingredient to this winter experience and we’ve got plenty to go around. Lake effect, nor’easter or man made, it all settles here in just the right spots.

Affordable, friendly and fun. These are the three things that describe the four ski areas that give you all kinds of skiing and snowboarding options. Song MountainToggenburg Mountain andLabrador Mountain in the northern part of the county and Greek Peak Mountain Resort to the south are all within a 20 mile radius of each other and easily accessible from wherever you decide to stay.

After being outside all day you’ll want to be warm and toasty inside when the sun goes down.

Whether you are looking for something slope-side, walking distance to downtown or cozy in the country, accommodations are no problem. Wherever you decide to stay, skiing and dining will be easily accessible. Visit the Cortland Area Innkeeperswebsite for information on your accommodation options or take a look at these special packages.

When it comes to mealtime there are plenty of tasty options to choose from.

Delis, diners, restaurants and even a pubaria, choices range from traditional Mexican to authentic Middle Eastern and everything in between. You’ll find family owned and operated eateries that have been in business for generations as well as national franchises you would recognize from home. Just ask and someone will be happy to direct you to a spot for a cozy dinner for two or a place for the whole clan to eat.

Even off the slopes there are plenty of things to enjoy.

If you have never snowshoed or cross country skied, here is your chance.Haven’t experienced a trail ride through a winter wonderland? We’ve got the place to “saddle up and move’em out”. Then there is the always popular “shopping option” and even some indoor mini golf for the mini golfers in the group. With so many things to see and do you will need more than a few days to experience it all.