Winter Jam 2019!

Time again to enjoy all the fun of a ski weekend in the Catskills right in Central Park!  The Parks Department reminds us why we should love the colder months thanks to Winter Jam, its annual winter sports festival in Central Park. Families can learn or take part in snowshoeing, skiing and sledding. Bring your own snow sports gear or borrow the equipment on load at no cost, then while away the hours sipping hot chocolate and enjoying the outdoors during this ultimate snow day. The rain date for the 2019 event is Feb 2. Enter the park at 72nd St, as the festivities will take place in the Bandshell area. All ages.

Saturday, January 26, 2019*
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Central Park
Bandshell Area
Enter at 72nd Street
*Rain Date: February 2, 2019

Presented by NYC Parks, the Olympic Regional Development Authority, I Love NY, and I Ski NY, Winter Jam is a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages! Our partners at Gore Mountain will blow lots of snow in the heart of Manhattan, creating an urban snow field for all to enjoy!

Featured Venues

  • Lake Placid Snow Field
  • Learn to Ski
  • Sledding Hill
  • Live Ice Carving
  • Ice Sculpture Garden

Please note:  Activity lines are subject to close early, so come early!

a man uses a saw to sculpt ice into a winter-themed designParticipants in the Learn to Ski and Sledding activities must sign a waiver and provide photo identification before participating in any of these activities. The waivers will be provided at the event. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present with photo identification to sign the waiver. Waiting lines for the activities are subject to close early.

For more information, please call (212) 360-8213.  Get Directions

Accessibility

For accessibility information, please email accessibility@parks.nyc.gov or call (212) 360-1430 by January 24. To learn more about accessible paths and entrances at Winter Jam, please view the Winter Jam Accessibility Map [PDF] .

Central Park Winter Jam 2018

It’s not skiing in Davos, but it’s the closest thing to it you’ll find in NYC! Winter Jam includes ice-skating, sledding, snowboarding, refreshments and a whole lot more – all supported by actual snow-machines! This event is suitable for both adults and children and it’s something you don’t want to miss if you’re spending the last couple of days of January in the city!
The event is free and it also includes skiing and snowboarding lessons.
Saturday, January 27, 2018*
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Central Park, Manhattan – Bandshell Area
Enter at 72nd Street

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Free Event for All Ages

Featured Venues
Lake Placid Snow Field
Learn to Ski
Snowshoeing by REI
Sledding
Arctic Golf
Live Ice Sculpting
Taste NY Winter Market/Warming Hut
Participants in the Learn to Ski, Sledding, and Snowshoeing activities must sign a waiver and provide photo identification before participating in any of these activities. The waivers will be provided at the event. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present with photo identification to sign the waiver. Waiting lines for the activities are subject to close early.

For more information, please call (212) 360-8213.

Central Park Winter Jam 2016

DSC_0192Winter Jam

NYC’s Ultimate Snow Day

Saturday January 23, 2016
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Central Park, Manhattan
Bandshell Area

Enter at 72nd Street

Get Directions 

Free Event for All Ages
Snow, rain or shine!

Presented by NYC Parks, Lake Placid, I Love NY,  and I Ski NY, Winter Jam NYC is the ultimate snow day: a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages! Our partners at Gore Mountain will blow lots of fresh snow in the heart of Manhattan, so there will be plenty for all to enjoy!

Want to help out? Learn about volunteering at Winter Jam!

Featured Venues

  • Lake Placid Snow Field
  • Snowshoeing
  • Learn to Ride: Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Kicksledding
  • Taste NY Winter Market
  • Sledding

Equipment provided at no cost, or bring your own snow sports gear and enjoy the terrain! Please note: lines for activities may close early.

Participants in snowshoeing, kicksledding, and in snowboarding/skiing lessons must sign a waiver and provide photo identification before participating in any of these activities. The waivers will be provided at the event. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present with photo identification to sign the waiver. Waiting lines for the activities are subject to close early.

For more information, call (212) 360-8213.

Snowmageddon 2015 Central Park

Sledders cover Cedar Hill next to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. One place where Snowpocalypse 2015 lived up to and exceeded expectations.

Snow in Central Park – 2014