With the highest vert in the East, Whiteface rocks. But in and around the home of two Winter Olympics, there’s a lot more than skiing to keep you entertained.
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WHY GO » And you thought skiing was an adrenaline rush. Try flying through banked turns at freeway speeds. A professional driver and brakeman are provided. All you have to do is strap on your helmet and hold tight for a thrilling half-mile. whiteface.com/activities/bobsled-experience
Mt. Bachelor offers a host of fun family activities in the winter besides just skiing and snowboarding. The Snowblast Tubing Park, between the Ski and Sport building and the bottom of the Red Lift, has an 800-foot long ride full of rollers. Surface lifts pull you up the slope quickly and comfortably. All-day tickets are $26 for adults and $20 for children; two-hour tickets are $13 for adults and $13 for children. Other activities on Mt.
Trade your clunky ski boots for comfy snow boots and give your feet a break. At Boyne resort, tubing is a great snow activity for young kids, teenagers, and kids-at-heart. Snow lovers age five and up can enjoy a fun day of tubing at both resorts for just $20. Boyne Mountain has three 700-foot lanes to try, and Boyne Highlands has two 800-foot lanes. Both parks are serviced by rope tows, so you can save your energy for the ski slopes.