winter fun for everyone

Winter Fun for Everyone

It’s time to dust off those snow boots and button up your big coats because wintertime is here! The D.C. region is loaded with activities and winter fun for everyone, including skiing, ice skating, sledding and more. This month we’re looking at our top five winter fun undertakings to get you outside and enjoy the crisp hibernal air.

skiing at whitetailSkiing at Whitetail Resort

This four-season ski resort is the nearest to Washington, D.C. at just 90 minutes away. We love these slopes because they cater to both novice and experienced skiers. However, if you’re feeling too nervous for even the bunny slopes, there is a super fun snow tubing park serving up winter fun for everyone. Be sure to book far in advance or purchase a season pass, as Whitetail will be limiting the number of guests on the mountain this season due to COVID-19. 13805 Blairs Valley Road, Mercersburg, Pa. 17236

sledding at capitol hillSledding on Capitol Hill

Few things scream winter fun for everyone in the district like sledding the hills of the Capitol building after a fresh snow. The backdrop of the National Mall against the glistening white snow is enough to make even the Scroogiest of Scrooges crack a smile. Sledding here was banned between 2001 and 2015 but was reinstated after D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton added language for it in a federal spending bill. Thank you, Congresswoman Norton! First St. SE, Washington, D.C. 20004

ice skating national harbourOutdoor Ice Skating at The Washington Harbour

This outdoor ice skating rink is open every day, including holidays, until March 13, so there is absolutely no excuse to miss out on this winter fun for everyone in your family. Reach out to The Washington Harbour to learn how you and your little ones as young as 3 can participate together in a group skating class. For the night owls in your family, the rink is lit up with dazzling snowflakes and stays open late until 9 p.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. on weekends. 3000-3050 K St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

cabin john ice skatingIndoor Ice Skating at Cabin John Ice Rink

Skating at one of the two indoor ice skating facilities in Montgomery County, Md., Cabin John Ice Rink, is the perfect year-round activity and winter fun pastime. Here you can find three different styled rinks (NHL, Olympic and Studio); rentable dance studio and party rooms; a pro shop offering equipment, apparel and repair services; and a cafe with complimentary Wi-Fi. Visit their website for special family and teen skating sessions as well as information for their youth hockey team. 10610 Westlake Drive, Rockville, Md. 20852

seneca creek parkHiking at Seneca Creek State Park

Seneca Creek State Park is a family favorite all year round but can be especially breathtaking in the winter. We recommend a stroll down Lake Shore Trail (be on the lookout for the occasional slippery slope and rocky terrain) which takes you across Clopper Lake and past beautiful wintry views. Afterward, take the young ones to the recycled-tire playground to play on the giant tire swing, zip line and tire dragon! 11950 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg, Md. 20878


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