Skiing & Winter Sports

Places to Snowshoe and Cross Country Ski in Litchfield County, CT

Snowshoeing and cross country skiing are wonderful ways to get out into a snowy landscape while enjoying nature with the kids. Both of these activities allow you to see areas that otherwise you wouldn't be exposed to. It's a great form of exercise and creates a sense of adventure. In Litchfield County there are many beautiful areas to snowshoe and cross country ski. Make sure to bring water and a snack and to always stay on the trail. Wearing layers is a good idea too, since you can work up quite a sweat once you get going. We've also featured great places for snowshoeing and cross country skiing in Hartford and Fairfield Counties.

Snag Super Savings on Skiing for 4th and 5th Graders in New England

Winters can feel like they never end in New England, but one sure way to combat cabin fever is to get the kids having fun outside. Living within driving distance of dozens of ski mountains in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts makes it easy to hit the slopes for the day or a whole weekend. But with a lift ticket usually costing upward of $50 per session, a ski day can get expensive. Luckily, several mountains offer great deals on ski passes for fourth and fifth graders. Here’s how to score one for a super skiing season.

Vermont Ski Resorts: A Parent-Rated Look at the Best Skiing

There's no better place on the East Coast for a family to hit the slopes than Vermont. With dozens of downhill and cross country ski resorts, the state offers more options for skiers of every age and ability than anywhere else. But some are especially well suited for families, with ski and board lessons, special family activities just for kids, and child care options for parents.

Okemo, Stratton, Sugarbush, Smuggler's Notch, and Stowe are the big names in Vermont skiing, but there are some lesser known gems too. With a parent's eye to what families are looking for, we've reviewed the top ten best mountain resorts for family ski vacation in the Green Mountain State.  Find all our ski reviews in our Ski and Snow Sports Guide

5 Ski Day Trips for Long Island & NYC Families

If your family loves the feeling of gliding across freshly packed snow on skis, you are certainly thinking about packing up the car and heading out for a day of skiing this winter. Fortunately, there are a few places that don't require hours in the car with screaming kids. Here are five places where you and your family can enjoy a full day of skiing without traveling more than two hours outside of New York City. Even if your family has never skied before, you may want to check out this list in case you decided to take a chance and experience the sport that so many love.

And for more winter fun, check out our Skiing & Snow Sports Guide.

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