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Boston Winter Fun - Skiing, Sledding & Skating and more

 Winter is here in Boston and there are lots of activities to take advantage of in the region. Ski resorts both near & far offer great family action. Ice skating rinks both indoor & out provide a more low key, yet invigorating option. Last but not least - find a great sledding hill or just hike around and take in the beauty of winter.

College Nights at Wachusett MountainPrinceton, $$
Wed, January 31, 2024  -  Wed, March 13, 2024   
Every Wednesday, ski or ride from 4-10pm for just $50 with a valid college ID. Mixing it up weekly with DJ catered tunes, trivia nights, karaoke, and more.
Winterfest on the PlazaCambridge, Free
Thu, January 25, 2024  -  Thu, March 7, 2024   
Hop over to the Science Center Plaza in Cambridge for seasonal games including curling, ice bowling, and ice shuffleboard. Food trucks will be on the Plaza daily for lunch and dinner for purchase.
ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2025 at TD GardenBoston, $$
Mon, March 24, 2025  -  Sun, March 30, 2025   
Hailed as figure skating's most prestigious annual event, the World Figure Skating Championships will take place in Boston at the TD Garden in March 2025.
Boston Free Winter Fitness SeriesVirtual/Online, Free
Sat, January 6, 2024  -  Sat, April 27, 2024   
The four-month-long free fitness series will offer free virtual classes to be enjoyed online from the safety of your home from January 6 through April 27, 2024.
Snowport - Boston Seaport's Winter Wonderland, Holiday MarkeBoston
Fri, November 10, 2023  -  Sun, February 25, 2024   
Seaport is dressed in its wintry best, with holiday shopping, rooftop igloos, outdoor fun & games, plus a few festive surprises, Seaport style. Find gifts, treats, and plenty of surprises in this one-stop wonderland...
Snowmazing! at Boston Children's MuseumBoston, $$
Sun, December 3, 2023  -  Sun, February 25, 2024   
Snowmazing has returned to the Museum, thanks to our new friend Jack Frost! Jack and friends are transforming your favorite exhibits into winter wonderlands and bringing fun new programs and activities for all.
Wachusett February Vacation WeekPrinceton
Sat, February 17, 2024  -  Sun, February 25, 2024   
This is NOT the week to sit at home! Come enjoy a full list of activities with your friends and family here at Wachusett! In addition to skiing, enjoy a fun week of programming at the mountain.
Ice Castles, NH (New Hampshire)New Hampshire, $$$
Sat, January 20, 2024  -  Sun, February 25, 2024   
Ice Castles, an acre of land filled with frozen ice walls, tunnels, towers, and archways illuminated by multicolored lights, is a literal winter wonderland.
Favorite Sledding Hills in the Boston AreaMassachusetts, Free
Fri, January 5, 2024  -  Fri, March 1, 2024   
Discover some of the top sledding choices in the Boston area (submitted by our in-the-know readers). Bundle up and hold on tight! Get ready for a great day in the snow.
Sledding Spots: Trustees of ReservationsMassachusetts, $
Mon, January 15, 2024  -  Sun, March 31, 2024   
With winter upon us, now’s the perfect time to visit a Trustees reservation where sliding is a downhill delight. So bundle up, head out, and let the snow – and gravity – guarantee a good time.
Ice Chips 2024: A Hollywood Adventure featuring Amber Glenn Boston, $$
Sat, April 6, 2024  -  Sun, April 7, 2024   
The Skating Club of Boston presents the annual Ice Chips Show of Champions. Ice Chips is now the longest, continuous club skating carnival in the world.
Maple Madness: Maple Sugaring DemonstrationDover, $
Sat, March 2, 2024  -  Sat, March 9, 2024   
One of the best things about late winter is maple season! When the weather conditions are just right, sap begins to run in maple trees and sugaring operations kick into high gear.
Seasonal Pruning Workshop: Late WinterBoylston, $$
Sun, February 25, 2024  -  Sun, February 25, 2024   
Join us for this yearlong series of workshops and classes designed to give gardeners, of all experience levels, the tools and knowledge to properly care for their gardens.
Heritage Chorale Winter Pops Concert: Come Out and Play!Framingham, $$
Sun, February 25, 2024  -  Sun, February 25, 2024   
Save the date, February 25th, for Heritage Chorale's Winter Pops Concert in Framingham, 4pm at Fuller Middle School! The Chorale's expertise in creating unique programs will sparkle in its performance of Come Out and Play!
Full Snow Moon Hike at Powisset FarmDover
Today  -  Sat, February 24, 2024   
Join us for a special evening hike illuminated by the Full Moon! At this unique hiking experience, we will open after hours for you to enjoy a tranquil evening walk.
Backyard and Beyond: Winter HabitatsActon
Tue, February 27, 2024  -  Tue, February 27, 2024   
Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum for families that blends science, nature, and play. Advance reservations are required to visit the museum. Visit discoveryacton.org to learn more.
Hike Boston - Winter HikesBoston, Free
Wed, January 17, 2024  -  Thu, February 29, 2024   
Hike Boston is a daytime hiking series aimed at providing guided group hikes and interpretive programs led by Urban Wilds staff and Park Rangers.
Ice Rink at 401 Park in the FenwayBoston
Sun, November 19, 2023  -  Mon, March 4, 2024   
A 6,000-square-foot ice rink is slated to come to 401 Park - the renovated former Sears, Roebuck & Co. warehouse, in early December. The seasonal, outdoor rink is the first public skating rink in the Fenway.
King's Chapel Art & Architecture Tours (Winter Hours)Boston, $$
Mon, January 1, 2024  -  Sun, March 31, 2024   
Explore the sanctuary from new perspectives, focusing on themes of continuity and change throughout King's Chapel's 332 year history! On this tour, guests explore both floors of the sanctuary to experience the stories the building itself can tell us about the church's...
Stone Zoo Winter Activities and ExhibitsStoneham, $$
Sun, October 1, 2023  -  Mon, April 1, 2024   
Stone Zoo has the cure for cabin fever during long New England winters, so hold off on hibernating, because we’ve got plenty of amazing animals that don’t!
Franklin Park Zoo Winter Activities & ExhibitsBoston, $$$
Sun, October 1, 2023  -  Sun, March 31, 2024   
Franklin Park Zoo has the cure for cabin fever during long New England winters, so hold off on hibernating, because they’ve got plenty of amazing animals that don’t!
Museum of Ice Cream (Opening 2024)Boston
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Coming Soon! Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Museum of Ice Cream. The new Museum of Ice Cream Boston will feature 14 unique, interactive installations inspired by the architecture and culture of Boston
Castle Island WalkwayBoston, Free
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The walkway the encircles Castle Island is a great place to walk, Roller blade or scooter, along Boston Harbor. This 22 acre land-bound island (it's the site of an old armory), features a number of interesting and entertaining features.
Ron's Candlepin Bowling Alley & Gourmet Ice CreamBoston, $$
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A retro 10 lane alley in Hyde Park since 1979, featuring 10 lanes of candlepin bowling, along with Ron's famous Gourmet Ice Cream. The venue has been hosting leagues and bowling parties for generations of Bostonians. All lanes are open to the public (walk-ins warmly...
Snowport - Boston Seaport Ice Rink (NO LONGER OPERATING)Boston, $
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Boston Seaport's Snowport USED TO feature a 3,000 square foot ice skating rink, however that venue is no longer in operation.
Warrior Ice ArenaBrighton, $$
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Experience Warrior Ice Arena, the Boston Bruins new training and practice facility that’s also available to the public. Enjoy freestyle skating, public skate, ice time for hockey, Bruins practices and more!
Bonneville's Family Thrill Hill at McinTyre Ski AreaNew Hampshire, $$
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Bonneville's Family Thrill Hill is just an hour from Boston and features a conveyor carpet easily ferries tubers up to the top of the hill, where there are 8 tubing lanes and plenty of grooming machines for a smooth ride.
Berkshire East - Beastly Snow Tubing ParkWestern Mass, $$
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​Beastly Tubing Park is a small tubing area, featuring three tubing lanes, but lines are generally short, and the 450-foot runs are definitely a thrill. Tubing runs are open on weekends during peak ski season, and is done in 2 hour time blocks.
Steriti Ice Rink in Boston's North EndBoston, Free
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The Steriti Ice Rink in Boston's North End is an easy walk from North Station. The indoor rink is open from late November until mid-March, and public skating (while rather limited) is free!
The Skating Club of Boston Skating AcademyBoston, $$
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The Skating Club of Boston Skating Academy is New England’s premier ice skating school, offering top-quality instruction and small group ice skating lessons for children and adults using the Learn to Skate USA curriculum endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating and USA Hockey.
Colonial Figure Skating ClubBoxborough, $$
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The Colonial Figure Skating Club has been leading the way in Learn to Skate FUN for over 40 years! Our dedicated staff is comprised of coaches with the highest standards of rankings, certifications and coaching experience.
Ice Skating at Stoneham Town Common RinkStoneham, Free
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Stoneham has recently added a free outdoor skating rink at the town common. Bring your own skates – open 9AM to 9PM.
Winter Ice at The PointLittleton, $$
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Winter Ice is a seasonal outdoor ice skating rink located at The Point. Winter Ice is ideal for skaters of all ages and skill levels from beginners to figure skaters and hockey teams, and is designed to provide a gathering place for the community where families and friends...
Chez-Vous Roller Skating RinkDorchester, $$
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For over 80 years, Chez-Vous Roller Rink has provided family fun and entertainment to many all over Massachusetts. Join in on the fun! Open 7 days out the week.
Worcester Common Ice Skating OvalWorcester, $
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This 12,000-square-foot rink (that's 4,000 square feet larger than the size of the Rink at Rockefeller Center) is complete with amenities such as piped-in music, skate rentals, lockers, concessions, holiday lights, and more, making it a fun and affordable family-friendly...
Jack Kirrane Ice Skating RinkBrookline, $
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Located within Brookline’s 64-acre Larz Anderson Park, this rink offers skating lessons and rink rentals for private parties.
Pico MountainVermont, $$$
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One of Pico's best aspects is that guests can enjoy the experience of a large mountain with the personal touch of a small ski area. Most of the trails end up at the same base point so it is extremely family friendly.
Magic MountainVermont, $$
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Magic Mountain offers skiers and riders a true alternative to today's crowded corporate resorts. Magic's original 1960s-style trails deliver a more interesting and fun experience at all ability levels.
Bromley Mountain ResortVermont, $$
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A classic Vermont ski resort must offer variety. From dyed-in-the-wool experts to which-end-is-up tyros, Bromley has the ski terrain you crave to carve.
Burke MountainVermont, $$$
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Enjoy 270 acres of true Vermont skiing and riding, narrow trails that play with the contours of the mountain, separated by deep glades that hide powder for days.
Trapp Family LodgeVermont, $$
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Cross-country skiing, backcountry skiing, and snowshoeing are a few of their favorite things at Trapp Family Lodge. More than 37 miles of groomed trails and 62 miles of backcountry trails make this one of the largestcross-country ski resorts in New England.
Craftsbury Outdoor Cross Country Ski CenterVermont, $
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In the heart of Vermont's unspoiled Northeast Kingdom, you'll find some of the finest cross-country skiing in New England. Winter provides guests the opportunity to ski and snowshoe across nearly 53 miles of groomed trails throughout valleys, villages and forests.
Blueberry Hill Cross-Country Ski CenterVermont, $
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Set in the Green Mountains, this center has more than 40 years of cross-country ski experience. Spend time on more than 43 miles of trails in lands that are protected as the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area.
Reasons to be Cheerful CafeConcord, $$
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Fun for kids and adults. Go behind the scenes at Reasons To Be Cheerful and make a batch of delicious ice cream. Each partygoer gets to create his/her own pint of fresh ice cream using our wide assortment of variegates and inclusions (ice cream speak for streak sauces and...
The Hubway: Boston Bike SharingBoston, $
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New Balance Hubway is our new Boston bike sharing system providing you with an accessible and green transit option. Choose between an Annual, 3-Day or 24-Hour membership and access our fleet when you want it, 3 seasons a year (the system is shut down in the winter).
Yawgoo Valley Ski & Sports ParkRhode Island, $$
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Yawgoo Valley is family owned and operated, and proud to provide a fun and safe experience for responsible skiers and riders.
Ragged Mountain Ski AreaNew Hampshire, $$
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Located just 90 minutes from downtown Boston, Ragged Mountain is the closest place in New England to lose yourself. With lift access to two peaks, 45 trails (30% Novice, 40% Intermediate, 30% Expert; this is a great mountain for the whole family.
Kendall Square Community Ice SkatingCambridge, $
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Kendall Square Community Ice Skating is a seasonal outdoor ice skating rink located in the heart of East Cambridge just minutes from downtown Boston. The rink offers skate rentals, lessons, private rink rentals, and a cafe serving hot drinks and snacks.
Boch Ice CenterDedham, $
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The Boch Ice Center of Dedham is home to various hockey and skating programs across the state. The state of the art facility has two ice surfaces, training gym, street hockey court, and heated lounge area.
Killington Mountain Ski ResortVermont, $$$
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Variety is the spice of skiing and riding and it’s the reason skiers and riders of all abilities make the pilgrimage to The Beast. Six mountains. 140 trails. Over 70 miles of terrain. An extensive lift network featuring two high-speed gondolas that service everything from...