Where to Ski and Snowboard in the Northeast
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200 Campgaw Road, Mahwah
Small ski area with
six lifts, night skiing, and snow tubing (must be at least 42 inches tall). Lessons for kids and adults available. Approximately 20 miles north of the George Washington Bridge.
Mountain Creek Ski Resort
200 Route 94, Vernon
Features 50 trails, mostly beginner and intermediate, and a large terrain park. Private lessons available. Night skiing and snow tubing for kids ages 5 and older who are at least 42 inches tall. Approximately 50 miles from Manhattan.
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Berkshire East Ski Resort
66 Thunder Mountain Road, Charlemont
Trails mostly for intermediate to advanced skill levels, and a terrain park. Kids and adult lessons available. Snow tubing for children at least 42 inches tall. Children’s Center offers child care for ages 2-6.
Bousquet Ski Area
101 Dan Fox Drive, Pittsfield
Private and group ski lessons available. Tubing is offered for ages 5 and older. $10 lift tickets and tubing on Thursday nights.
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
37 Corey Road, Hancock
Features 45 trails, three terrain parks, nine lifts, and night skiing. KidsRule program features lessons for kids ages 3-14. The Cub's Den daycare is available for children ages 6 months and older. Mountain Coaster and Soaring Eagle Zip ride is available for non-skiers and riders on weekends and holidays, weather permitting.
159 Monterey Road off Route 23, Otis
Group and private lessons available. Overnight ski camps ($125 per day) for kids ages 8-15, including ski instruction and other recreational activities, are offered January through March.
380 State Road (Route 23), Great Barrington
Boasts 22 trails, 6 lifts, and an 11-lane snow tubing center for kids and adults. Adventurers ski programs for ages 4-13 and miniRIDERS snowboarding programs for ages 4-13. Reservations encouraged. Daycare available for ages 6 months to 8 years.
Blue Mountain Ski Area
1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton
Has 39 trails, five terrain parks, snow tubing, and night skiing. Adult and kids lessons available. Offers a youth racing program for skiers and snowboarders ages 5-18. The Childcare Cabin is available for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.
Camelback Mountain Resort
301 Camelback Road, Tannersville
Boasts 34 trails, most for novices and beginners. Night skiing offered. Learn to ski and snowboard classes for kids ages 4-12. Snow tubing with double tubes available for children as small as 33 inches, accompanied by an adult. Kids ages 5 and younger receive free lift ticket with paid adult.
434 Jack Frost Mountain Road, Blakeslee
Sister resort: Big Boulder, 1 S. Lake Drive, Lake Harmony
Offers a variety of children’s ski and snowboard lessons.
Montage Mountain Resorts
1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton
Boasts 26 trails and one terrain parks. Ski lessons for kids as young as 3. Snow tubing for those 44 inches and taller (32 inches and taller for smaller hills). The Learn to Ski or Snowboard Program for children 6 and older and includes six lessons and a night pass. Located about 7 miles from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport and 30 miles from Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg
Has 23 trails, two terrain parks, night skiing, and snow tubing, with tandem tubes for one parent and a child shorter than 46 inches. Offers a SKIbaby program for ages 3; a Mommy & Me program for 3-year-olds and one guardian; ski lessons for kids as young as 4; and snowboard lessons for kids as young as 7.
Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain
192 Karl Hope Blvd., Lackawaxen
Features 18 trails, with group ski and snowboard lessons for ages 6 and older and tubing for those at least 42 inches tall. Children 5 and younger receive a free lift ticket with paying adult.
Bromley Mountain Ski Resort
3984 Vermont Route 11, Peru
Boasts 47 trails, nine lifts, and one terrain park. Ski and snowboard lessons for children and adults. Child care available for ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Children ages 5 and younger receive free lift tickets.
Killington Resort & Pico Mountain
4763 Killington Road, Killington
Features 155 trails, and several terrain parks. Group ski and snowboarding lessons for Friendly Penguin Day Care for children ages 12 weeks to 12 years.
39 Mount Snow Road, West Dover
Spans 600 acres with 86 named trails, 20 lifts, 100 acres of terrain parks, eight lanes of snow tubing for all ages, snowshoeing, nearby cross-country skiing, snowmobile tours, and dog sledding. Ski and snowboard lessons for kids as young as 3. Child care available for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Children ages 6 and younger ski for $10.
Okemo Mountain Resort
77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow
Boasts 121 trails
, and 20 lifts. Free skiing and riding for children ages 6 and younger. Children and adult lessons available. Penguin Playground Day Care Center for ages 6 months to 4 years.
Smugglers’ Notch Resort
4323 Vermont Route 108 S., Smugglers’ Notch
This resort spans three mountains and has 78 trails, including 13 easy trails and eight lifts. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, dog sledding, and snowmobile touring are available. Families enjoy indoor pool and hot tubs, arts and crafts workshops, and kids of all ages play in the FunZone, the family entertainment and recreation center. Treasures Child Care available for ages 6 weeks to 3 years. Ski lessons for kids and adults available. Have fun on the ArborTrek Zip Line canopy tour, the only one of its kind in Vermont, where you can whiz through trees high off the ground.
Stratton Mountain Ski Resort
5 Village Lodge Road, Stratton Mountain
Ski and snowboard lessons for ages 3 and older. Childcare available for ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Snow tubing in the Coca Cola Tubing Park (must be at least 5 years old and 42 inches tall). Mini Snowmobile Rides for ages 6 and older; riders 6 and older can drive their own mini Arctic Cat snowmobile on Saturdays and during holiday periods.
Cranmore Mountain Resort
239 Skimobile Road, North Conway
The 10-lane tubing park open weekends (Friday-Sunday) and major holidays, including Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Playroom can accommodate children aged six months to five years and the staff will try to accommodate families with special needs with sufficient notice. Lessons offered include the I Wanna Ski program for ages 3-5.