We all know that Governor Paterson has issued a proclamation declaring January Learn a Snow Sport Month in New York. So why are you sitting at home watching reruns of Gossip Girl when you could be learning to ski, snowboard, or tube at a discount? But unless you know a spot in the city with ski lifts, you're going to have to do a little traveling. Check out learnasnowsport.com for participating resorts and discounted lift tickets. Different rates may apply at some venues over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, but most are anxious for your business. A good place to start is scenic Roxbury in the Catskills, about three hours from NYC by car and close to four ski areas (Plattekill, Belleayre, Windham, and Hunter). The Roxbury, a lovely inn with a spa, has rooms available for every weekend (including MLK weekend); check theroxburymotel.com or call 607-326-7200. We recommend starting at Plattekill, where they love the idea of Learn a Snow Sport Month and want you to get busy swooshing on their trails. Go to plattekill.com or call 607-326-3500. See you on the slopes!
Fri., Jan. 16, 2009