Recreational skiing at West Point has been a cherished tradition for over 60 years. In 1936, skiing was first attempted at USMA on a primitive ski slide at Delafield Pond. Three years later, the first trail was cut through the woods at Silver Deposit Hill, later named Victor Constant Ski Slope for Army Captain Victor Constant, who was instrumental in developing skiing at West Point. During the 1940’s, several ski runs and the first rope tow were added, a rustic log cabin with a warming stove was built, and the ski club and ski patrol were formed. The ski slope operates annually from 26 December - 15 March, weather.
Life & Trails
The ski area is serviced by a triple chairlift with an 1,800 person/hour capacity and a
500’ vertical drop. The chairlift services all intermediate trails - Hollman Run, East Run, and the Rodney H. Smith Trail. The Bunny Slope is serviced by a rope tow with a 150’ vertical drop. Snowmaking and grooming techniques, plus a designated “Terrain Park” on Sitzmark, offer excellent terrain for all levels of skiers and snowboarders.
The ski area has 100% snowmaking capabilities. Our expert snowmaking crew works around the clock to provide the maximum amount of snow and the best grooming conditions for your enjoyment.
The ski area is patrolled by over 40 volunteers, including cadets, who all have National Ski Patrol training and certification.
Season, daily and 1/2 day passes are available in the Ski Rental Building. Cadets, Soldiers (grade E1-E6) and children under 14 receive a discount on passes. Patrons over age 70 ski for free.
Rental Shop / Ski Tuning
Skis, boots, poles, X-country skis, snow boards and boots are available for daily rental. Downhill skis and boots are also available for the season. Our Rental Shop now offers Blizzard Skis. A ski technician is on staff throughout the season for equipment tuning, repairs and adjustments.
The West Point Ski School offers group ski and snowboarding lessons for children
and adults, beginner through advanced. All instructors, including cadet instructors, are ASIA certified. Ski package deals, including equipment, are available at great rates.
The ski season kicks off in November with a Ski, Skate & Hockey sale at the Ski Area. Special discount rates are offered on season ski passes, seasonal lockers, ski rentals and new equipment from local area vendors.
Ski Lodge / Primo's Express
Relax and sip some hot chocolate while sitting fireside in our comfortable ski lodge. Also enjoy snacks from “Primo’s Express” now serving homemade pizza, soups, salads, sandwiches, and more.
A groomed cross-country trail is available along the West Point Golf Course, depending upon natural snow conditions.
140 ski lockers are available for seasonal rental, on a lottery basis, held prior to the Ski sale.
Guests at The Thayer Hotel, Active duty, retired military personnel, cadets, US Army Reserve, Army National Guard, DOD civilian employees, and family members of all of the above, are eligible to use the ski area. Guests in these categories are permitted to use the ski facilities when accompanied by an eligible patron.