Go Skiiing at these family friendly resorts close to NJ

Winter is here and so is the snow. Most of these kid friendly ski areas offer a mixture of skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. Night skiing is available at select resorts. Some of these ski resorts offer free lessons for young children, childcare, and special theme days and festivals for the entire family. All are within close driving vicinity to North and Central New Jersey. Make it a day trip or family weekend getaway. So don't miss out!

Jack Frost Big Boulder

Save BIG BUCKS when you buy your lift ticket in advance online! JFBB has got you covered this winter, the resorts are open for skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing, and the snow conditions are out of this world. We offer everyone something, from the novice to the expert skier or rider. There are no out of bounds, all can experience fun terrain, from beginners to the advanced. New Glade Park for snowboarders and freeskiers. Blakeslee, PA, 570.443.8425.


Ski or ride PA with Snowpass! You don’t have to live in PA to take advantage of this SkiPA program. Any child in the 4th or 5th grade can ski or ride for FREE at all participating ski areas in the state of Pennsylvania with the 4th & 5th Grade Snowpass (when accompanied by a paying adult). What do you get with Snowpass? One (1) child's First Time Ski/Snowboard Package (beginner lift, lesson & rental package) and no more than three (3) complimentary one-session child lift tickets to any one participating resort of their choice during the 2019-20 season. 570.443,0963

Instructor with boy at ski school at Blue Mountain Ski Resort

Blue Mountain Resort

Great ski destination for kids! Blue Mountain Resort is a family friendly mountain with 40 Trails, 5 Terrain Parks, 34 tubing lanes. Blue Mountain is your Outdoor Adventure destination located in the Pocono Mountains. Close to home, we are only 90 minutes from Philadelphia and 90 minutes from New York. 1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton, PA, 610.826.7700.

Mountain Creek

New Jersey's premier ski resort Mountain Creek offers skiing, snow tubing, snowboarding and a Terrain Park. Group lessons ages 7+. Kids camp ages 4-7. Lodging available. Route 94, Vernon, NJ, 973.827.2000.

Campgaw Mountain

Kid friendly mountain for young children. Skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing at Campgaw in Mahwah, Bergen County NJ. Expanded Terrain Park.

Bear Creek Mountain

Skiing & Snowboarding at Bear Creek Mountain 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.

Camelback Mountain

Skiing & snowboarding at Camelback on 39 trails with 100% snowmaking. Snowtubing on 42 lanes. New Terrain Park. Also featuring the Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark. Tannersville, PA.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

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


Belleayre Mountain

Well known for being a family friendly ski mountain, Belleayre Mountain has 50 trails and 8 lifts. Ski and snowboard lessons and kids camp. Highmount, NY.

Hunter Mountain

Skiing and snowboarding at Hunter Mountain. Kids lessons. 67 trails, 13 lifts. Snow Tubing Park with lanes nearly 1,000 feet long. Hunter, NY.

Mount Peter

At New York’s Family Mountain, Mount Peter 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 who are potty trained. Warwick, NY.

Windham Mountain Resort

Stunning adventure at Windham Mountain with skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and outdoor ice-skating. 54 trails backed by 6 terrain parks and 11 lifts. Lodging on premise. Windham, NY.