HHRR December 4, 2023

Snowflakes and Smiles
Hanna | Rand’s 2024 Guide to Winter Activities

“When people say they don’t like the snow, it’s often because they haven’t discovered the exhilarating ways to enjoy it. Remember, winter is not just a season, but a playground!” With this philosophy in mind, we’ve put together an exciting list of the top winter destinations in the Tri-State area. Whether you’re a fan of skiing down serene slopes, feeling the thrill of tubing, gracefully gliding on ice skates, or carving tracks with a snowboard, our guide has something for every type of winter enthusiast.

Skiing and Snowboarding
The Northeast is home to some of the most scenic and thrilling ski resorts. In New York, Whiteface Mountain stands out with its stunning views and varied terrain, catering to all skill levels. Over in Pennsylvania, Camelback Mountain Resort offers a blend of challenging slopes and family-friendly runs. Don’t miss out on the skiing opportunities in Connecticut at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort, a haven for both beginners and experts. New Jersey’s Mountain Creek Resort is a must-visit for those looking for a quick getaway with quality slopes. Tubing and Skating
If skiing or snowboarding isn’t your thing, fear not! Tubing offers a fun and exhilarating way to enjoy the snow. The Camelback Mountain Resort in PA also boasts one of the largest snow tubing parks in the region. For a more relaxed experience, ice skating is a quintessential winter activity. The iconic Rockefeller Center in NY provides a magical skating experience amidst the city lights.

  • New York (NY)

    New Jersey (NJ) + Pensylvannia (PA)

    Connecticut (CT)


    Tips to Enjoy the Winter Season:

    Dress Appropriately: Layering is key. Wear moisture-wicking fabrics close to your skin, insulating layers for warmth, and a waterproof outer layer.
    Safety First: Whether skiing, snowboarding, or tubing, ensure you have the proper gear. Helmets are a must, and don’t forget to check the weather conditions before heading out.
    Stay Hydrated and Energized: Cold weather can be deceptive in how much it takes out of you. Carry water and snacks.
    Take Lessons: If you’re new to skiing or snowboarding, consider taking lessons from certified instructors.
    Respect the Environment: Stick to marked trails and respect the wildlife. Remember, the beautiful landscapes are for everyone to enjoy.

    Remember, this guide is just the beginning. The Northeast is brimming with hidden gems waiting to be discovered. So bundle up, get out there, and experience the wonder of winter!