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Polar playgrounds for winter fun in Central PA


 There’s plenty of frozen fun in our region. And you don’t even have to wait for Mother Nature to cooperate, as the resorts make their own snow and the ice rinks are indoors.

snow-tubing

SNOWTUBING

AvalancheXpress Snow Tubing at Heritage Hills Resort
2700 Mount Rose Ave., York
877-782-9752
avalanchexpress.com
Mon.-Thurs., 4-10 p.m.; Fri. 4-11 p.m.; Sat. & holidays, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Costs: $13-$33
Eight tubing lanes, but no kiddie hill option.

Camelback Mountain
107 Resort Drive, Tannersville
570-629-1664
skicamelback.com
Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Costs: $25 all-day tubing Mon.-Thurs., $35 for 3-hour blocks Fri.-Sun.
With
42 lanes, it’s worth the drive. Beginning at 5 p.m. each night, there’s “Galactic Snowtubing” with an LED light show.

Iron Valley Tubing
201 Iron Valley Drive, Lebanon
717- 279-7409
ironvalleytubing.com; check website to make sure it’s open with ample snow!
Tues.-Thurs., 5-9 p.m.; Fri. 5-10 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., snow days, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Costs: $8-$32
15 tubing lanes, and kids must be at least 40” tall to ride the big hill; there are two “kiddie hills” available.

Tubing at Boulder Ridge
Liberty Mountain Resort
78 Country Club Trail, Fairfield
717-642-8282
libertymountainresort.com
Mon.-Thurs., 4-10 p.m.; Fri. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat., Sun. & peak periods, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Costs: $9-$33
15 tubing lanes on the main run. Children must be at least 5 years old to ride the large hill; they have a kiddie run for ages 2-4.

Roundtop Mountain Resort
925 Roundtop Road, Lewisberry
717 432-9631
skiroundtop.com
Mon.-Thurs., 4-10 p.m.; Fri., 12-10 p.m.; Sat., Sun., & holidays, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Costs: $8-$33
14 lanes for their large runs and kids need to be 5 or older to ride. There’s a kiddie hill for those 4 and under, which does not have a tow rope or lift.

cute little boy learning to skate in winter

ICE SKATING
Giant Center
550 Hersheypark Drive, Hershey
717-520-5198
hersheyentertainment.com/giant-center/venue-info/ice-skating.php
Public skate: see website
Costs: $4-$7, skate rentals $2.50. Under age 3, free.

Hersheypark Arena
100 Hersheypark Drive, Hershey
717-534-3891
hersheyentertainment.com/giant-center/venue-info/ice-skating.php
Public skate: see website
Costs: $4-$7, skate rentals $2.50. Under age 3, free.

Klick Lewis Arena

101 Landings Drive, Annville
717-685-1401
klicklewisarena.com
Public skate: Fri. 8:30-10:30 p.m.; Sat. 8-10 p.m.
Costs: $3-$6, skate rentals $2

Lancaster Ice Rink

371 Carerra Drive, Lancaster
717-581-0274
lancastericerink.org
Public skate: Tues.-Thurs., 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Fri. 9:45-11:45 a.m.; Sat. 8:30-10:30 p.m.; Sun. 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Costs: $5-$7, children ages 4 and under, free. Skate rentals, $3.

Regency Ice Rink
2155 Ambassador Drive, Lancaster
717-391-6065
regencyicerink.com
Public skate: Sat. 7:30-9 p.m.
Costs: $7, ages 5 and under are free. Skate rentals, $3.

Twin Ponds East

3904 Corey Road, Harrisburg
717-558-7663
twinponds.com
Public skate: Mon. 12-2 p.m.; Fri. 12-2 p.m. & 7:30-9 p.m.; Sat. 2-4 p.m. & 7:30-9 p.m.; Sun. 2-4 p.m.
Costs: $4-$7, $3 skate rental

Twin Ponds West

200 Lambs Gap Road Mechanicsburg
717-795-7663
twinponds.com
Public skate: Sat. 2-4 p.m. & 7:30-9 p.m.; Sun. 2-4 p.m.
Costs: $4-$7, $3 skate rental

York City Ice Arena
941 Vander Ave., York
717-848-1084
yorkskate.com
Public skate: Mon. & Fri., 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Wed. 7-8:30 p.m.; Fri. 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Sat. 1-3:45 p.m.; Sun. 1:45-3:45 p.m.
Costs: $5-$7, $3 skate rental

skiing

SKIING

Blue Mountain Resort
1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton
610-826-7700
skibluemt.com
Costs: Lift tickets, $41-$70, $10 for ages 5 and under. Rentals (all equipment, including polls and helmet), $40. Various ski classes based upon abilities available for kids ages 4-14; costs average $100 per session.

Liberty Mountain Resort
78 Country Club Trail, Fairfield
717-642-8282
libertymountainresort.com
Costs: Lift tickets, 4 hours, $52-$68; 8 hours, $57-$75; extended, $62-$80; night, $41-$48. Rentals: $52; helmet: $14. Ski lessons for kids ages 4-10 in the Children’s Learning Center include 4 or 8-hour lift ticket, equipment, and 2-hour lesson; costs range from $90-$125. Classes for first-time skiers, ages 8 and older, start at $49 for non-peak times.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg
570-421-7231
shawneemt.com
Costs: Lift tickets, $42-$65; night, $35; children 46” tall or shorter, free with paying adult. Rentals: $40; helmet $15. Three-hour classes for children ages 4-15 include rentals, lift tickets, lessons and snacks, $110.

Ski Roundtop
925 Roundtop Road, Lewisberry
717 432-9631
skiroundtop.com
Costs: Lift tickets, 4 hours, $48-$66; 8 hours, $53-$71; extended day, $59-$76; night, $41-$48. Rentals: $44; helmet $12. Ski packages for kids ages 4-12, various levels, includes lift ticket, rental equipment and helmet, and lesson; costs range from $77-$106. Learn to ski packages for ages 13 and older, $75-$98.

Whitetail
13805 Blairs Valley Road, Mercersburg
717-328-9400
skiwhitetail.com
Costs: Lift tickets, 4 hours, $54-$72; 8 hours, $59-$77; extended, $65-$82; night, $41-$48. Rentals: $52, children 5 and younger, $30; helmets $14. Classes for ages 4+, all skill levels, $52. Additionally, half-day or full-day skiing camp for kids 4-12, includes rentals, helmet, lift ticket and 2-hour lesson, $115-$175.

*NEARLY FREE* SKIING FOR 4TH & 5TH GRADERS!
Fourth and fifth graders can ski and snowboard for free with a paying adult through the PA Snowpass program. They’ll receive one free Learn to Ski/Board Package and three coupons for a complimentary children’s lift ticket at any of the 19 participating resorts in PA. There is a cost associated — a $40, non-refundable processing fee for the pass. For more information and to apply, visit the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association at SkiPA.com.

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