Windham Mountain Resort
This resort, less than an hour from Albany, is known for its Tim Burton-esque landscapes. When you tire of skiing and snow boarding, there are more than 50 hiking trails, an inn, three restaurants, a golf course, a spa, an adventure park, and a mountain bike park -- should the weather allow. So hit the slopes... and then the lodge for a hot toddy.
Don’t go chasing Ludlowville waterfalls. No really don’t do it. The water will be frozen -- beautiful, but still frozen. Ludlowville Falls is one of the most sought-after destinations year-round for its unbeatable hiking trails, but in winter, you can also add ice climbing to that list.