Skiing & Winter Sports

Where Westchester Kids Can Ski, Snowboard and Sled

We've already covered the ways kids can learn figure skating and ice hockey in Westchester, but now we're going to turn our attention to some of the other outdoor winter sports. 

We've rounded up the best places for kids and families to learn snowboarding and skiing of all kinds ... and even curling for any of you Olympic lovers! Looking for more skiing fun? Check out our Snow Sports Guide dedicated to the subject, and also sign up for our newsletters

The Best Philadelphia Area Sledding Spots for Kids

Snow in Philadelphia can be hit or miss, but when it does hit, you want to be prepared! Not just with the milk and bread and indoor activities, but with the best spots for you and your kiddos to go celebrate the awesome, snowy days. Whether you are going sledding in the city or out in the suburbs, we have you covered! Here we break down the best spots (not just by their cool factor, but also by age group), so you know exactly where you should head the next time Old Man Winter shows his face.

If snow fails to show its head again—never fear, there is always ice skating and snow tubing to help us keep up the winter spirit!

Why Bretton Woods in the White Mountains is My Top Pick for Family Skiing

Winter in New England can feel like a real slog, especially in the city where snow is often a major inconvenience. One way my family makes winter more fun is by skiing every chance we get. This can mean hitting local slopes or taking a trip farther afield to a true winter wonderland. 

When we escape the city for a mountain vacation, our top pick is always Bretton Woods in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. While it’s only two-and-a-half hours from Boston, Bretton Woods feels a world away. And it’s perfect for families, with skiing, lodging, dining, and lots of winter activities for all ages.

Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing in Fairfield County

Getting outside this time of year doesn't come naturally for many -- it can seem far more fun to curl up with cocoa on the sofa and binge-watch movies. But children (and you) NEED to get outside, breathe fresh air, and take in some Vitamin D. The trick is finding a fun way to work up a sweat in freezing temperatures. In Fairfield County, you can get the adrenaline going by strapping on some snowshoes or cross-country skis. For other cold-weather adventures, check out our Winter Fun & Activity Guide

Tips for a Successful Ski Outing in Connecticut With the Kids

If you’re like me, the thought of taking your small fry skiing is, well…daunting.  There’s the expense, the crowds, and don’t even get me started on the hassle of hauling all that gear…

But now as I watch my 5, 7, and 9 year old whiz past me on the slopes (admittedly, not a major feat – I’m no Lindsey Vonn!), I’m so glad we started them skiing at a young age.  If you’re just starting to contemplate taking your little guys skiing, I’ve put together a list of ingredients essential for a successful day ski trip in Connecticut (read into this: everything-I-didn’t-do-but-wish-I-had the first few times we went on family ski trips).

Boston City Hall Plaza Becomes a Winter Wonderland for Families

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to visit the North Pole? This year Boston's City Hall Plaza is being transformed into a winter wonderland with New England’s first custom designed outdoor skating path and a holiday shopping market. Open seven days a week, "Boston Winter Presented by Berkshire Bank" is a one-stop-shop of holiday attractions for kids and parents alike.

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