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Hot spots for tubing, skating & skiing

Know where to go for fun once the snow starts to fly!

If there’s one thing you can be sure of living here in the Northeast, it’s that there will be winter snow. Where can you get out with the kids to enjoy the fluffy stuff? Following are the best parks for tubing, rinks for skating, and slopes for skiing.

Looking for more fun ideas on a snowy day? Find some indoor and outdoor alternatives here.

Bear Mountain State Park, Rte. 9W, Bear Mountain. 845-786-2701.
Ice Time, 21 Lakeside Rd., Newburgh. 845-567-0005.
McCann Ice Arena, Mid-Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie. 845-454-5800.
Mohonk Mountain House, 1000 Mtn. Rest Rd., New Paltz. 845-255-1000 or 800-772-6646.

Belleayre Mountain,
Rte. 28, Highmount. 845-254-5600. 
Catamount Ski Area, 3200 Rte. 23, Hillsdale. 518-325-3200.
Holiday Mountain Ski & Fun Park, 99 Holiday Mtn. Rd., Monticello. 845-796-3161.
James Baird State Park, 1 mile north of Rte. 55 on Taconic Pkwy., LaGrange. 845-452-1489.
Mills-Norrie State Park, off Rte. 9, Staatsburg. 845-889-4646.
Mount Peter Ski Area, Rte. 17A & Old Mt. Peter Rd., Warwick. 845-986-4940.
Sawkill Family Ski Center, 167 Hill Rd.Kingston. 845-336-6977.
Sterling Forest Ski Center, 581 Rte. 17A, Tuxedo Park. 845-351-2163.
Tuxedo Ridge, 581 Rte. 17A West, Tuxedo. 845-351-1122.

Thomas Bull Memorial Park, 211 Rte. 416, Montgomery. 845-457-4949.
Sterling Forest Ski Center, 581 Rte. 17A, Tuxedo Park. 845-351-2163.
Thunder Ridge Ski Area, Rte. 22, Thunder Ridge Rd., Patterson. 845-878-4100.

Uh, oh - school's closed and the kids are home from school. But you have to work. Find out how some Hudson Valley parents juggle snow days with work here.