More Winter Fun...Skiing and Snowboarding 

There’s still plenty of snow piled high at ski resorts in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. Never skied? No worries, many resorts offer learn to ski packages. Perfect for any beginner! SkiPA offers 4th and 5th graders a Snowpass program where they can ride/ski for free accompanied by a paying adult. I Ski NY has a Ski or Ride for free program aimed at 3rd or 4th graders where a child receives up to 3 free lift tickets. Take the kids and enjoy a weekend getaway or go for a local day trip. Give one of these ski slopes a try!

New Jersey:

Campgaw Mountain

Kid friendly mountain for little ones. Skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. Expanded Terrain Park. 200 Campgaw Rd, Mahwah, NJ, 201.327.7800

Mountain Creek

Skiing, snow tubing, and snowboarding at Mountain Creek. Terrain Park. 46 trails, 9 lifts. Group lessons ages 7+. Kids camp ages 4-7. Lodging available. 123 Route 94, Vernon, NJ, 973.827.2000

Pennsylvania & Poconos:

Bear Creek Mountain

Skiing & Snowboarding on 23 slopes and trails with 6 lifts. Learn to ski or ride packages. Snowzone area dedicated to young kids to practice their skills. Lehigh Valley, PA, 866.754.2822

Blue Mountain Ski Area

Great mountain for little ones! 39 trails, 16 lifts. 21 lanes of tubing. Palmerton, PA, 610.826.7700


Skiing & snowboarding on 38 trails. Snowtubing on 42 lanes. New Terrain Park. Also featuring the Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark. Tannersville, PA, 570.629.1661

Jack Frost Big Boulder

Skiing, snow tubing, ski lessons. 20 trails, 12 lifts. White Haven, PA, 570.443.8425

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

Skiing, snowboarding, and snowtubing park. 23 trails, 2 Terrain Parks. Ski lessons for ages 3+. Children 46” tall & under FREE with paying adult. Lodging. East Stroudsburg, PA, 570.421.7231

New York:

Belleayre Mountain

Well known for being a kids and family friendly ski mountain. 51 trails, 8 lifts. Ski and snowboard lessons and kids camp. Highmount, NY. 845.254.5600.

Hunter Mountain

Skiing and snowboarding. Great kids lessons. 67 trails, 13 lifts. Snow Tubing Park with lanes nearly 1,000 feet long. Hunter, NY, 800.486.8376

Mount Peter

New York’s Family Mountain offers skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. 14 trails, 5 lifts. Terrain Park. FREE Beginner Ski and Snowboard Lessons on weekends and holidays for first time skiers or boarders (age 5+). Pete’s Pals: Lessons for Tiny Tots 4 & younger. Warwick, NY, 845.986.4940.

Windham Mountain Resort

Skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and outdoor ice-skating. 54 trails backed by 6 terrain parks and 12 lifts. Lodging on premise. Windham, NY, 800.754.9463