PrincetonScoop’s 2016 Northeast Ski Guide
Bring in the cold, bring on the snow!! Yes, ladies and gents, it is time to boot up, work the layers, and find a new favorite mountain. We’ve heard that a colder than normal and snowy winter is coming our way–or maybe that’s the report we are choosing to hear cause we’ve said farewell to summer and are ALL WINTER ALL DAY over here…
Read on for how to do this ski season right and check out our handy drive time list at the bottom. Cheers to SNOW!
See you on the slopes,
Gear Up, Rent Local and Get on the Slopes Faster this Season!
At Ski Barn, they have over 45 years of experience in the seasonal equipment rental business. They offer a selection of brand name gear. The INSIDE SCOOP: All rental purchases include a complimentary Ski Barn Resort Passport, which contains over $1,000 in discount offers from premier ski areas! www.skibarn.com/rentals
Stop by Lang’s Ski ‘N Scuba in Newtown or Ewing before snow season and be ready to hit the slopes! Make sure you ask about their guaranteed trade-in program. Kids love choosing their own gear! When you purchase new or used equipment from Lang’s, its value is guaranteed for next seasons’ trade- in. www.langsskiandscuba.com
FREE Skiing?! Yep, That’s Why You Love Us…
Did you know that 4th & 5th graders can ski or snowboard for FREE in Pennsylvania? That’s right no matter where you live, 4th & 5th graders can ski or snowboard FREE in PA. For more information or to apply visit www.SkiPA.com or call us at PSAA 570-443-0963.
Ski or ride at New York Ski Areas for FREE* Valid for any 3rd or 4th grader in the world! Learn to ski or ride for free with lesson, rental and lift ticket or receive a free lift ticket with purchase of an adult ticket. Get out and enjoy winter this year! $26 processing fee & restrictions apply. Visit www.iskiny.com for details.
Getting Your Family on the Mountain
Shawnee A family-friendly resort, Shawnee Mountain offers excellent children’s programs, unrivaled beginners’ packages, 100% snowmaking & some great terrain for the advanced skier & rider. Visit the ShawneeMt.com for full details, discounts and more. 1h 35mins
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Our Spectacular List of Slopes
•With drive time calculated from Small World Coffee (because first: coffee.)•
Shawnee www.ShawneeMt.com 1h 35mins
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Bear Creak Mountain Resort www.bcmountainresort.com 1h 35mins
Blue Mountain www.skibluemt.com 1h 45mins
Camelback www.skicamelback.com 1h 45mins
Jack Frost Big Boulder www.jfbb.com 2h
Elk Mountain www.elkskier.com 2h 40mins
New Jersey & New York
Mountain Creek www.mountaincreek.com 1h 35mins
Hunter Mountain www.huntermtn.com 3h
Plattekill www.plattekill.com 3h 20mins
West www.westmtn.net 3h 45mins
Whiteface www.whiteface.com 5h 10mins
Gore www.goremountain.com 5h 30mins
Bromley www.bromley.com 4h 15mins
Mount Snow www.mountsnow.com 4h 20mins
Stratton www.stratton.com 4h 25mins
Okemo www.okemo.com 4h 45mins
Killington www.killington.com 5h
Sugarbush www.sugarbush.com 6h
Stowe www.stowe.com 6h 20mins
Smugglers Notch www.smuggs.com 6h 40mins
Mad River Glen www.madriverglen.com 6h 50 mins
Here’s the Scoop to getting more runs in this season: Before you go, check out ski packages online –– Bring lunch with you – Eat early and avoid a crowded lodge – Ski the single line – Rent skis for the season and get coupon books – Buy a season pass by Nov 1 and save!
…and remember, if there is a chocolate waffle hut at the bottom of the slope, do get your kids one! They are part of the fun and build their love of the ski experience. Here’s to a snowy season!