Mount Peter: Got the winter blues? You may want to consider the perfect pandemic winter sport: skiing. A good day trip and place for beginners and families is Mount Peter in Warwick. A small mountain with just a few lifts, Mount Peter has free beginner lessons for kids and adults (think of it as Skiing for Dummies). To really learn, consider a private lesson. They don’t come cheap ($110 for 50 minutes) but will likely get you on the ski lift. Family and small group lessons are also available.
Expect to bundle up as everything is outside due to Covid-19. Masks are required and most dining is outdoors, thanks to food trucks though there is limited seating inside the lodge. Lift tickets and rentals must be purchased online and usually sell out in advance so plan ahead. And beware, the lines to get equipment and tickets are quite cumbersome and lengthy so budget at least an hour to 90 minutes to get through that. (Just think of the fun that awaits…)
Have a third or fourth grader? SKI NY offers free skiing Learn more here.