Swain Ski Resort | Kids Out and About Buffalo

Swain Ski Resort

The family destination for year-round outdoor activities in northern Allegeny County! Skiing, snowboarding, and the best intro to skiing in NY! Holiday ski/board camps, birthday parties. Mountainside Inn provides overnight accommodations.


Situated in northern Allegany County, in the lake-effect snow region, Swain Resort provides affordable wintertime fun for the entire family!  Whether you conquer the black diamonds, meander to the bottom on a wide-open trail, or savor the thrill of hitting the rails in The Proving Grounds, Swain’s NEW terrain park, Swain has something for all ambitions and abilities.   

Swain is also the best, and most cost-friendly, ski resort in Western New York to learn how to ski or board. Our First Turns Learn to Ski or Board Package is the perfect entry level lesson package for all ages.  For just $49, you’ll receive an 8-hour beginner lift ticket, equipment rentals, and an hour-and-a-half lesson.

During your visit, be sure to stop in to our warm and friendly slope side bar and grill, The Shawmut Grille. Offering gourmet sandwiches & wraps, pizza & wings, and salads…great food and a large selection of adult beverages. On select evenings, live music is provided. A relaxing environment for all, families are welcome!

If you're in a hurry, head to Mercer's Cafe for a variety of fast food offerings as well as a rotation of delicious homemade baked goods, salads, and dinner options. For those wanting a quick warmup, visit the Espresso Lift Coffeehouse, relax by the fire and view the slopes as you sip one of our professionally made cappuccinos, lattes, or adult coffee drinks.

We have two main terrain parks at Swain, in addition to single features located across the mountain. Enjoy our traditional and always evolving Zero Gravity Park, or visit the natural features of the Black Forest Terrain Park.

Also, be sure to make a reservation for an overnight stay at Swain’s cozy, slope side Mountainside Inn.

Over the past summer, Swain has made significant changes to their snowmaking system effectively doubling the amount of show they can make throughout the season.  Double the snow means double the fun!  So bring the family down and enjoy a day on the slopes!

Skiing, Home Schooling, Skiing / Snowboarding, Parenting

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