Several ski slopes and resorts opened this weekend throughout the Albany-Adirondack area.

Whiteface, Gore and Maple Ridge were just a few snowy favorites that fired up the chairlifts and gave skiiers the chance to get back on the mountain. According to YNN, Governor Andrew Cuomo released this statement about the excitement of potential tourists and the positives that come with this great winter activity.

“Whether you’re a beginner or black diamond conqueror, New York’s ski areas offer a vast range of experiences for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. As the State works to boost our tourism industry, our ski areas are an asset in attracting visitors to Upstate New York so that we can grow the local economy and support jobs in those communities. I encourage New Yorkers and visitors to dust off their skis and snowboards, plan their trip with ‘I SKI NY’ and hit one of our trails this winter.”

Are you ready to ski? Where is your favorite spot? Please leave your comments and suggestions below.