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  • Your Winter Playground


    Plattsburgh is surrounded by the Adirondack Park to the south and west, Canada to the north and Vermont to the east, putting students and visitors in prime position for access to all the winter activities the area offers.

  • Your Winter Playground


    Plattsburgh is surrounded by the Adirondack Park to the south and west, Canada to the north and Vermont to the east, putting students and visitors in prime position for access to all the winter activities the area offers.

  • Your Winter Playground


    Plattsburgh is surrounded by the Adirondack Park to the south and west, Canada to the north and Vermont to the east, putting students and visitors in prime position for access to all the winter activities the area offers.

  • Your Winter Playground


    Plattsburgh is surrounded by the Adirondack Park to the south and west, Canada to the north and Vermont to the east, putting students and visitors in prime position for access to all the winter activities the area offers.

Winter in Plattsburgh


Cold Hard Facts

  • The coldest month: January
  • Average yearly snowfall: 63 inches
  • Average January high: 27 degrees
  • Average January low: 10 degrees
  • Record low: -31 degrees in 1994
"Winter in the Plattsburgh region with its snowy landscapes and stunning scenery is the perfect time to explore all the area has to offer."

Things to Do on Campus

In addition outdoor adventures, we also offer many on-campus activities.

Favorite Student Activities

  • Whiteface Mountain: Grab discounted lift tickets to the greatest vertical of any lift-serviced mountain in the Northeast! And, if you're a beginner, Whiteface offers a five-star ski and snowboard school and a rental service.
  • High Falls Gorge: Cold winter temperatures make the Gorge even more beautiful with ice formations among the granite cliffs. Take a self-guided tour, rent snowshoes or roast marshmallows by the campfire!
  • Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena: Our own Field House offers a 1,934-seat ice rink and is home to both our men's and women's ice hockey programs. Check out a home game or attend one of our free skating nights!
  • Lake Champlain: It may be winter, but that doesn't mean you can't take advantage of our beautiful lake! Go ice fishing, ice skating, skiing or even ice windsurfing!
  • Weekend Trips: The SUNY Plattsburgh Student Association (SA) sponsors weekend bus trips to Montreal and Burlington each semester at a low cost to students.
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