Embrace Winter in Western New York's Snow Country

Skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, winery and brewery tours, museum or art gallery visits—these are a few of the cool things to do in Chautauqua County this season. Enjoy adventure and amenities at Peek’n Peak Resort . Check out the Lake Erie Wine Country Wine Trail  . Ride more than 400 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Or enjoy a simple sleigh ride  on the grounds of the historic Chautauqua Institution.

Read our winter blog article for great ideas on fun wintertime activities in the area. Be sure to download the VisitChautauqua App  for quick reference on things to do, places to stay, and a list of dining options.


Enjoy Resort Fun

Peek’n Peak Resort boasts 27 ski runs, a snowboard area, tubing, and a great learn to ski program. READ MORE


Winter Fun

Winter festivals, special wine tour weekends, sleigh rides, hockey games, and a polar bear swim. READ MORE


Snowmobile Country

Well groomed trails combine with more than 200 inches of annual snowfall. READ MORE

The World's Vacation Learning Center

For over 140 years, Chautauqua has been a destination for vacation learning, a place for personal growth, a place that engages the mind, body and spirit.

Start planning your summer learning vacation at the Chautauqua Institution with its lecture series, Special Studies program, and summer camps for youth.

See What to Learn for ongoing and seasonal learning opportunities and Learning on Vacation for dates and times of specific workshops.

Plan a Visit

Request a Visitors Guide and start planning your getaway to Chautauqua. For periodic news and events, sign up for our monthly e-newsletter, and for daily news and updates, like us and join the conversation on Facebook

Check out Map My Chautauqua, a link that lets you find recreation and visitor opportunities on an interactive map, and Visit Chautauqua, a downloadable app for help in planning your trip.

Chautauqua County is located less than three hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Rochester, Niagara Falls, and Toronto and within an easy drive from Buffalo and Erie.   

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