Students enjoy fun and games during Syracuse's frosty winters.
SU students are legendary for their spirit, and Central New York winters provide the perfect showcase for it. There’s plenty of time for fun and games in the snow—downhill and cross-country skiing at area resorts, skating in SU’s Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion or downtown in Clinton Square, sledding on the area’s abundant hills, and taking part in the occasional impromptu snowball fight on the Quad.
Yes, it does indeed snow in Syracuse, but while life in other locales comes to a halt after an inch of snow, hardy Central New Yorkers know exactly how to deal with wintertime precipitation. Syracusans don’t miss a beat when the white stuff accumulates—and it helps to have a muscular fleet of snow-removal equipment, including the world’s largest snowplow, which clears the runways at Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport.