February brings longer days, Presidents’ Week vacation and plenty of events to New England’s slopes and resorts.
At Mount Sunapee on Feb. 11, kids 6-14 can rule the terrain park. Park Rangers will be on hand with instructions and tips to help you nail all the features in the park. Feb. 20, the Vertical Challenge comes to the mountain. This all-day fun family event features a dual slalom with prizes, giveaways and an après-ski awards party for all members of the family.
At Gunstock, take a break from skiing and riding. Each Friday night, ride the Tiger Chair, and using headlamps and snowshoes, traverse the ridge for wonderful views on moonlit nights and a great but not too demanding hiking experience.
In Vermont, Sugarbush invites talented junior skiers 14 and under to compete in the sixth annual Junior Castlerock Extreme. This is a highly technical and very challenging run down Castlerock’s Lift Line trail. Young skiers will be challenged and possibly qualify for the main Castlerock Extreme. Everyone can enjoy Thursdays at Mount Ellen with lift tickets just $30 and live après music at the Green Mountain Lodge.