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The Balsams

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The Balsams Ski Resort Guide

The Balsams, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift841m
Resort Height535m
 Nearest AirportsLa Guardia NY and JFK New York
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The Balsams

The ski area of The Balsams is at an altitude of 535m.


The Balsams has direct access to 13 marked pistes, served by a total of 4 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


The Balsams offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.


The Balsams offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in The Balsams.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in The Balsams is 3km long.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in The Balsams?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for The Balsams.

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Snow Forecast by day for The Balsams

Ski Area Stats

The Balsams Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

The Balsams Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift841m
Lowest Piste535m
Resort Altitude (The Balsams)535m
Max Vertical306m

Ski Slope Aspects


The Balsams has ski slopes facing north (good for keeping the snow).

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for The Balsams
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is The Balsams?

This ski resort is in North Hempstead, Nassau, United States.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to The Balsams is La Guardia NY, 24 minutes drive away.

JFK New York, Long Island, Westchester Co, Newark Liberty, Stewart, Tweed-New Haven, Lehigh Valley, Bradley and Philadelphia airports are all within three hours drive.

JFK New York, La Guardia NY, Long Island, Newark Liberty and Westchester Co are just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The four ski lifts are able to uplift 2,250 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is The Balsams open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

The Balsams