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The Balsams

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 Lift2,759ft
Resort Height1,755ft
 Nearest AirportsLa Guardia NY and JFK New York
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The Balsams

The American ski resort of The Balsams is at an altitude of 1,755ft.


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 2 miles 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 this week

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
59 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


The Balsams Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,759ft
Lowest Trail1,755ft
Resort Altitude (The Balsams)1,755ft
Max Vertical1,004ft

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, Philadelphia and Bradley 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.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in The Balsams, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the The Balsams Tourist Office for the latest.

The Balsams