Hit the slopes with the family this winter in New York. With more than 50 ski areas across the state, options for the ultimate winter family travel are endless. Keep reading for some highlights and unique guest experiences in different regions across the state.
At Gore Mountain, guests can experience the new 60-foot-wide intermediate trail from the top of Burnt Ridge Mountain, as well as a new 18,000-square-foot base lodge at the bottom of the ski bowl. The lodge, expected to be completed this year, will feature a restaurant, tavern and two levels of patios with scenic views of the slopes.
Mt. Van Hoevenberg is set to offer a new Skeleton Experience, sending solo riders, head-first, down an indoor sledding track at 30 mph.
Whiteface Mountain welcomes new trails, Ausable Run and Yellow Dot, as well as the addition of 150 new, low-energy snow guns, allowing for efficient and sustainable snowmaking efforts so travelers can ski longer.
With newly improved snowmaking capabilities, Belleayre Mountain offers fun all winter long. Guests can enjoy a heated patio, a new outdoor food service area and an updated retail shop at the main level of the lodge.
Plattekill added a new beginner trail, Rascal’s Flats, in addition to its popular Powder Puff. The Powder Puff trail has been significantly widened to provide beginners with more room to maneuver and practice their skills. The lodge welcomes guests with a new entrance to the deck area and kiosks for walk-up and drive-up customers.
Upgrades at Greek Peak Mountain Resort include a new triple-chair lift and a new family trial ski project. Guests 7 years and older can learn to ski with the new Intro2Snow program and can explore more of the mountain’s terrain with the new Mountaineer Ski Club.
To make the trip even better, with the SKI NY Passport Program-Kids Ski Free, kids in third and fourth grade can ski free with their parents or guardian at select mountains.
Making travel plans can be exciting; did you know planning on how to spend time at the airport the right way can enrich the overall trip experience? As a transfer hub, traveling through Doha's Hamad International Airport is a unique experience, as waiting never feels like waiting at one of the best airports in the world.
Did you know March 10–16 is National Sleep Week? Parents everywhere know it’s vital for children to receive good sleep to help them grown and develop mentally and physically. Tum&Bum sleep chair helps children sleep better, especially if they experience a cough, congestion and allergies. It could also aid in sleep in an unfamiliar location on family travel.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
More than 1,000 miles from Spain’s capital city of Madrid, the seven Canary Islands are also part of Spain. They are the tallest peaks of ancient volcanoes rising out of the Atlantic, not far from the coast of North Africa. Two of these volcanoes, both still active, offer exciting adventures for families traveling to the islands.