Things to Do in Lehigh Valley in the Winter
From skiing and snowsports to horseback riding through the snow, ice-skating, endless paintball fields, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and even warming up with a frothy pint or unwinding at a local winery or distillery, you'll want to let winter in Lehigh Valley embrace you.
Winter is a great time to play paintball at Skirmish if you dress appropriately and plan accordingly. Paintballs, markers, and equipment all react differently than when you played during the summer. Winter enthusiasts can pack all this in while cozying up overnight with the perfect accommodations for your style.
Hit the Snow. Advanced skiers and snowboarders will enjoy the state’s highest vertical drop of 1,082 feet at Blue Mountain Resort, while beginners will appreciate some of Pennsylvania’s longest runs – a chance to perfect the skill and keep coming back with 40 ski trails (5 terrain parks), 16 lifts, and 46 tubing lanes. At Bear Creek Mountain Resort, ski-in and ski-out access to a mix of tree-lined trails and wide-open runs – makes it ideal for families or groups with beginners in need of easy terrain and Magic Carpet surface lifts. Explore 18.5 miles of trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, all-terrain biking, and hiking while connecting with nature at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center.
Enjoy an afternoon on ice. Home to ice hockey, figure, speed, and recreational skating, Steel Ice Center features programs and private lessons suited to every age. PPL Center is a state-of-the-art multipurpose arena located in downtown Allentown. Home to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms professional hockey team, the arena also offers a variety of live concerts and family friendly events. The Rink at Lehigh Valley in Whitehall provides tournament ready rinks and hosts three hockey leagues. Public skating sessions as well as youth development programs in figure skating are also offered.
And if that's not enough, check out our ski & snowsports deals and discounts for how you can save on winter fun in Lehigh Valley!