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The National Winter Activity Center Opens for its First Season in Vernon, New Jersey

The National Winter Activity Center Opens for its First Season in Vernon, New Jersey

The National Winter Activity Center just opened for its first season in Vernon, New Jersey, offering youth from across the tri-state area an opportunity to ski, snowboard, and get outside this winter season!

Where to Ski and Snowboard in the Northeast

Where to Ski and Snowboard in the Northeast

UPDATED DECEMBER 2015 - Our skiing and snowboarding guide includes resorts and mountains just outside of the New York metropolitan area, to the slopes of Connecticut, New Jersey, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. Beginner lessons and kid-friendly slopes for new skiiers and snowboarders are readily available at most mountains.

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids on Long Island

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids on Long Island

UPDATED JULY 2016: If you're a Long Island parent looking for sports and fitness classes for kids offered on Long Island, this is the list for you. These sports and fitness programs on Long Island offer classes for kids including zumba, horseback riding, skating, and yoga. These sports and fitness centers are located on Long Island in Nassau County, including Lindenhurst, Syosset, Jericho, Port Washington, and Bellmore, and Suffolk County, including Hauppauge, Old Bethpage, Amityville, Medford, Ronkonkoma, and Port Washington.

Sports and Fitness Programs for Kids in Manhattan, NYC

Sports and Fitness Programs for Kids in Manhattan, NYC

UPDATED JULY 2016: Looking to keep your kids fit in Manhattan, NYC? Our comprehensive New York guide leads you directly to great, local Manhattan classes and programs focusing on sports and fitness, including gyms, training, family fitness, golf, baseball, and much more!

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Fairfield County, CT

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Fairfield County, CT

UPDATED JUNE 2016: This list of local sports and fitness programs in the suburbs of Connecticut includes options in the Fairfield region including Westport, Newton, Norwalk, Greenwich, and Stamford. Classes for kids range from sailing programs to golf lessons at these local Connecticut sports and fitness centers.

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Brooklyn, NY

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Brooklyn, NY

UPDATED JUNE 2016: If you're a Brooklyn parent looking for a local place to enroll your kids in sports and fitness classes, this list has what you need. Here is a list of local sports and fitness programs for kids in Brooklyn, NYC in neighborhoods like Williamsburg, Park Slope, Fort Greene, Prospect Park, Bay Ridge, Clinton Hill, and DUMBO. You'll find a variety of options including yoga classes and fencing classes for kids.

Sports Classes for Kids in Queens, NY

Sports Classes for Kids in Queens, NY

UPDATED JUNE 2016: Here you'll find a list of local sports and fitness clubs in Queens, NYC that offer a variety of fitness programs including yoga classes for kids. These sports and fitness centers are located in neighborhoods such as Forest Hills, Bay Terrace, Long Island City, Flushing, Astoria, and Middle Village. Keep your kids fit with these fitness programs for kids in NYC.

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Rockland County, NY

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Rockland County, NY

UPDATED JUNE 2016: This list of local sports and fitness classes for kids in the NYC suburb of Rockland, NY includes sports and fitness centers in West Nyack, Nanuet, New City, and Upper Saddle River. These sports and fitness programs have many classes for kids including yoga classes, horsback riding classes, and soccer classes.

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Suffolk County, Long Island

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Suffolk County, Long Island

If you're a Long Island parent looking for sports and fitness classes for kids offered in Suffolk County, this is the list for you. These sports and fitness programs on Long Island offer classes for kids including zumba, horseback riding, skating, and yoga. These sports and fitness centers are located on Long Island in Hauppauge, Old Bethpage, Amityville, Medford, Ronkonkoma, and Port Washington.

The Benefits, Risks, and Appeal of Snowboarding for Kids

The Benefits, Risks, and Appeal of Snowboarding for Kids

To parents who are just a bit skeptical of letting their child start snowboarding, fear not: With the proper guidance, children as young as 5 can begin learning the sport. Before you give your verdict read on for some good-to-know advice from local experts.

Family Travel: Skiing at Smugglers' Notch in Vermont

Family Travel: Skiing at Smugglers' Notch in Vermont

A winter wonderland near Stowe, Vermont, Smugglers' Notch has much more to offer families than just spectacular skiing.

Family-Friendly Ski Mountains and Resorts in the Poconos- 2011 Guide

Family-Friendly Ski Mountains and Resorts in the Poconos- 2011 Guide

We've compiled a comprehensive guide to the family-friendly ski mountains in the Poconos, Pennsylvania. Many of these locations feature kids' lesson programs and child care for the littlest ones in your brood. You'll also find up-to-date information on the best way to get there with your brood - without breaking the bank.

Family-Friendly Ski Mountains and Resorts in the Berkshires - 2011 Guide

Family-Friendly Ski Mountains and Resorts in the Berkshires - 2011 Guide

We've compiled a comprehensive guide to the family-friendly ski mountains in the Berkshires. Many of these locations feature kids' lesson programs and child care for the littlest ones in your brood. You'll also find up-to-date information on the best way to get there — without breaking the bank.

Family-Friendly Ski Mountains and Resorts in New Jersey - 2011 Guide

Family-Friendly Ski Mountains and Resorts in New Jersey - 2011 Guide

We've compiled a comprehensive guide to the family-friendly mountains in New Jersey, within easy traveling distance of New York City. Many of these locations feature kids' lesson programs and child care for the littlest ones in your brood. You'll also find up-to-date information on the best way to get there - without breaking the bank.

Family-Friendly Ski Mountains and Resorts in Connecticut - 2011 Guide

Family-Friendly Ski Mountains and Resorts in Connecticut - 2011 Guide

We've compiled a comprehensive guide to the family-friendly mountains in Connecticut. Many of these locations feature kids' lesson programs and child care for the littlest ones in your brood.

Family-Friendly Ski Mountains and Resorts in Southeast New York - 2011 Guide

Family-Friendly Ski Mountains and Resorts in Southeast New York - 2011 Guide

We've compiled a comprehensive guide to the family-friendly mountains in Southeast New York. Many of these locations feature kids' lesson programs and child care for the littlest ones in your brood. You'll also find up-to-date information on the best way to get from here to there — without breaking the bank.

Four Time Olympian Mom Returns to Vancouver 2010 Games

Four Time Olympian Mom Returns to Vancouver 2010 Games

Sarah Schleper, a Vail, CO native and new mother, is going back to compete in her fourth Winter Olympics. “We set out with the goal to make it to Vancouver..."

Winter Vacation Activities: Where to Ski and Snowboard with the Family in Southern VT - 2010 Guide

Winter Vacation Activities: Where to Ski and Snowboard with the Family in Southern VT - 2010 Guide

Whether you’re looking for a conveniently close bunny hill or a well-worth-it trip out to real snow country, have a look at our 2010 where-to guide to find the best fit for you and your crew.

Winter Vacation Activities: Where to Ski and Snowboard with the Family in the Poconos, PA - 2010 Guide

Winter Vacation Activities: Where to Ski and Snowboard with the Family in the Poconos, PA - 2010 Guide

Whether you’re looking for a conveniently close bunny hill or a well-worth-it trip out to real snow country, have a look at our 2010 where-to guide to find the best fit for you and your crew.

Winter Vacation Activities: Where to Ski and Snowboard with the Family in the Berkshires, MA - 2010 Guide

Winter Vacation Activities: Where to Ski and Snowboard with the Family in the Berkshires, MA - 2010 Guide

Whether you’re looking for a conveniently close bunny hill or a well-worth-it trip out to real snow country, have a look at our 2010 where-to guide to find the best fit for you and your crew.

Winter Vacation Activities: Where to Ski and Snowboard with the Family in Connecticut - 2010 Guide

Winter Vacation Activities: Where to Ski and Snowboard with the Family in Connecticut - 2010 Guide

Whether you’re looking for a conveniently close bunny hill or a well-worth-it trip out to real snow country, have a look at our 2010 where-to guide to find the best fit for you and your crew.

A Sporty Family Vacation in Lake Placid

A Sporty Family Vacation in Lake Placid

In Lake Placid, home of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Games, families can participate in winter events year-round, and in summer enjoy even more outdoor athletic pursuits.

Mohonk Mountain House - A Family Vacation

Mohonk Mountain House - A Family Vacation

In these uncertain economic times, many people want to turn to a sure thing. Mohonk Mountain House, which has been entertaining families for 140 years, virtually guarantees a fabulous family vacation.

Slope-side Deals

Slope-side Deals

Skiing is not a bargain sport for you and your family to partake in, but there are some good deals. Taking your family there early or late in the winter season is usually a good bet pricewise. If you get some time off midweek in a non-holiday period, there are many options. Check out these offerings in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Utah, Vermont and Canada.

Kids: Skate Through Winter Injury-Free !

Kids: Skate Through Winter Injury-Free !

Children love to be outside during the winter, participating in outdoor activities, inlcuding hockey, ice skating, sledding, skiing, and snowboarding. But, doing these vigorous activity outside can possibly cause your child and your family to sustain injuries.




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