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.
21 Lakeside Rd., Newburgh. www.icetimesports.com
McCann Ice Arena,
Mid-Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie. www.midhudsonciviccenter.com
Mohonk Mountain House,
1000 Mtn. Rest Rd., New Paltz. www.mohonk.com
. 845-255-1000 or 800-772-6646.
SKIING, SNOWBOARDING, SNOWSHOEING
Rte. 28, Highmount. www.belleayre.com
Catamount Ski Area,
3200 Rte. 23, Hillsdale. www.catamountski.com
Holiday Mountain Ski & Fun Park,
99 Holiday Mtn. Rd., Monticello. www.holidaymtn.com
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. www.mtpeter.com
Sawkill Family Ski Center,
167 Hill Rd.Kingston. www.sawkillski.com
Sterling Forest Ski Center
, 581 Rte. 17A, Tuxedo Park. www.skisterlingforest.com
, 581 Rte. 17A West, Tuxedo. www.skituxedoridge.com
Thomas Bull Memorial Park,
211 Rte. 416, Montgomery. 845-457-4949.
Sterling Forest Ski Center,
581 Rte. 17A, Tuxedo Park. www.skisterlingforest.com
Thunder Ridge Ski Area,
Rte. 22, Thunder Ridge Rd., Patterson. www.thunderridgeski.com
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