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Snow Day!

Snow Day!

Snow day? (S)no way!

How to Have an OutdoorFest Style Snow Day.

Winter storm Juno managed an incredible feat when it brought the city to a standstill late last night.  The subways and buses may be suspended until late morning (and then only operating on a Sunday schedule), but that doesn’t mean we have to stay indoors all day.  Make the most of your snow day, and get outside.

Sledding

Parks scattered throughout the city host hills which transform into snowy slides, from gentle slopes to steep declines bound to thrill.  Check out the NYC Parks website for a full list of locations for sledding.

Snow shoeing/X-C Skiing

With limited public transportation, take the scenic route and explore the city by snow shoe or ski.  Plenty of parks (including old favorites such as Central Park, Prospect Park and Van Cortlandt Park) provide trails or large open spaces perfect for these activities.

Lack the necessary equipment?  Traverse and Gear to Go Outfitters both provide snow shoe rentals.

Practice your Igloo building skills

Tired of being asked if you want to build a snowman?  How about an Igloo?  Enjoy the snow accumulation before it gets too dirty, and practice your architectural abilities at the same time.

·       Igloo

·       Snow slide (with cave)

By Gillian Bower

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