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Where to try Winter Olympic sports near NYC

Feel like you’re a part of Team USA while participating in these athletic disciplines from the Winter Olympics

By Michele Herrmann

Gearing up for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang? We are too, and yes, we've dreamt of winning our place on the medal podium. So, why not have your own moments of Olympic glory? If you already perfected your gymnastics routine after trying out Summer Olympic sports, it’s time to switch over to the snow. Ice-skating rinks within NYC have lessons that lace students in skates, while ski resorts throughout New York State are putting newbies out on tracks or terrains. Try out a Winter Olympic sport at one of these locations, and know that we’ll be rooting for you.

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Winter Olympic sports near NYC

Alpine Skiing: Windham Mountain Resort

Go far with this downhill sport at this upstate resort in the Catskills with an offering that’s strictly for starters. A Beginner Package ($99) includes a lesson, rental equipment, and a lower mountain lift ticket there's also a Beginner 3-Pack ($199), which lasts you three days. If you’re a bit more experienced, the resort also has a full-day format starting in the morning and half-day format in the morning or afternoon to help in fine-tuning your fast track down on the mountain, including private lessons and workshops. To get there, we recommend the Rally Bus, which leaves from 17 locations throughout the boroughs and costs $50. Windham Mountain Resort, 19 Resort Dr, Windham (518-734-4300,

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