Skiing, Snow Boarding & Tubing
There are a huge variety of places to ski, snowboard or tube in the Northeast whether you want to go for the day, for the weekend or longer.
Click here or here for the latest weather report at various ski resorts. Other good websites with similar information for the Northeast and the rest of the US are www.skitown.com and www.onthesnow.com.
Unless otherwise stated, all resorts have lessons for adults and children, both private and group. Some resorts also have childcare facilities, either morning, afternoon or all day, plus special ski-clubs for kids. Most places also have floodlit evening skiing until 10pm. Check websites or call before you go for up-to-date conditions and hours of operation.
Thunder Ridge, Patterson, NY
Small hill, 9 lifts/drags, 600ft vertical drop, family run resort. Good for children and beginners.
Day care on site. Special mid-week packages and rates.
Mount Peter, Warwick, NY
3 lifts, 10 trails, 400ft vertical drop. Free beginner lessons.
Sterling Forest, Tuxedo, NY
Small hill, 4 lifts/drags, 400ft vertical drop, tubing park.
Mohawk Mountain, Cornwall, Connecticut
6 lifts, 23 trails, 640ft vertical drop.
Mountain Creek, Vernon, New Jersey
11 lifts, 46 trails, 1040ft vertical drop, tubing.
Catamount, South Egremont, Massachusetts
7 lifts, 32 trails, 1000ft vertical drop.
Mount Southington, Plantsville, Connecticut
7 lifts, 14 trails, 425ft vertical drop, all abilities.
Hunter, Catskills, NY
11 lifts, 53 trails, 1600ft vertical drop, day care, tubing.
Belleayre, Catskills, NY
8 lifts, 37 trails, 1400ft vertical drop, day care, ski free on your birthday!
7 lifts, 39 trails, 1600ft vertical drop, tubing, day care. FREE snow caddies (valets who will carry your equipment from the car to the lifts).
Plattekill, Roxbury, NY
4 lifts, 35 trails, 1100ft vertical drop.
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts
8 lifts, 43 trails, 1140ft vertical drop, good skiing for all abilities.
Camelback, Poconos, Pennsylvania
13 lifts, 33 trails, 800ft vertical drop, tubing.
Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania
As well as Camelback, which is the biggest resort, the Poconos also offer Alpine Mountain, Blue Mountain, Jack Frost, Big Boulder and Shawnee.
Butternut, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
10 lifts, 22 trails, 1000ft vertical drop, good skiing for all abilities, tubing. Great ski-school for the kids and European feel.
Mount Snow, Southern Vermont
4 mountain areas, 23 lifts, 145 trails, 1700ft vertical drop, all abilities, tubing.
Stratton, Southern Vermont
16 lifts, 90 trails, 2003ft vertical drop, great family resort.
Bromley Mountain, Manchester, Vermont
9 chairlifts, 43 trails, 1334ft vertical drop, great family resort.
Okemo, Ludlow, Southern Vermont
18 lifts 115 trails, 2200ft vertical drop, family-owned resort, great for snowboarding and skiers of all abilities, day care.
Killington, Central Vermont
33 lifts, 200 trails, 3050ft vertical drop, largest ski resort in the east, all abilities.
Lake Placid, Wilmington, NY
10 lifts, 73 trails, 3430ft vertical drop, longest run 3.5 miles.
Stowe, Central Vermont
12 lifts, 60 trails, 2360ft vertical drop, excellent skiing for all abilities, day care.
Smugglers Notch, Northern Vermont
3 interconnecting mountains, 8 lifts, 78 trails, 2610ft vertical drop, swimming, skating, etc.
SKIING OUT WEST
The following ski destinations have been recommended for those wishing to venture west.
Park City, Utah
80 Danbury Road (Route 7), Wilton, CT 06897, (203) 762-8324
Great service, lots of items from biking and kayaking to downhill and cross country skiing.
Waxing and sharpening services, plus obtain better deals on hiring and servicing in October/November.
WHITE PLAINS - 355 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10605, (914) 948-2995
Huge tent sale in the Fall (Autumn) where you can pick up some amazing bargains. You can also rent ski equipment for the season at very reasonable prices, much cheaper than renting at a resort. Check website for more details.
STAMFORD - 350 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT 06901, (203) 324-2200
BEDFORD HILLS - 532 N. Bedford Road, Bedford Hills, NY 10570, (914) 244-8960
44 BOARD (PEDIGREE SKI SHOP STORE)
371 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10605, (914) 948-5111
410 Main Street, Armonk, NY 10504, (914) 273-3397
Sierra Trading Post
USEFUL WEBSITE OFFERS
NY 4th graders discount bookwww.44free.com
Ski Vermont - 5th graders ski for free
Online ski ticket voucherswww.couponcodes4u.com
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Ski Vermont - 5th Graders Ski for Free!
Enjoy 94 free days of snow without spending a dime at Ski Vermont’s alpine resorts and Nordic ski areas if you’re a fifth grader armed with a Fifth Grade Passport.
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4th Graders Ski & Ride Passport
Free skiing for kids with a paying adult (see link for detail) but also if your child has never skied before we offer a learn to ski or snowboard package option. You can choose either one for this season.
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