Boyce Park
January 29 – 31
Various times

Courtesy of Allegheny County.
Courtesy of Allegheny County.

Whether you have a budding Bode Miller, Lindsey Vonn or Shaun White in your clan or want to stay active as a family this winter, there’s no better January destination than Boyce Park SnowFest.

Now in its second year at nearby Boyce Park, SnowFest is packed with three days of winter fun for the entire family–and most of it is free!

Boasting something for every outdoorsy type—from skiing and snowshoeing to snowtubing—SnowFest features loads of winter-themed indoor and outdoor activities, family games and all-day lift tickets for one low price.

Courtesy of Allegheny County.
Courtesy of Allegheny County.

Have a competitive streak? Join the signature skiing and snowboarding races for all ages, or enter the friendly freestyle competitions.

Meet all of your favorite Pittsburgh mascots on the slopes during the Mini-Junior Olympics.

Feeling crafty? Put on your thinking cap as you build a sled using only cardboard and duct tape and race down the snow tubing hill to vie for special prizes.

Looking for some indoor fun? Pop into the free SnowFest Photo Booth to create a winter keepsake, and participate in face painting and balloon art activities in the cozy Four Seasons Lodge.

Not to miss is the free Winter Wonderland Laser Light Show presented by Lightwave International taking place on Friday and Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. SnowFest will also feature live outdoor performances by The Moat Rats, slope-side DJs, a live broadcast by WISH 99.7 FM and special Winter Safety Weekend activities for kids.

Be one of the first 150 kids to arrive and receive a free winter sports helmet as part of SnowFest’s “Kohl’s Hard Heads Program Helmet Giveaway” with Children’s Hospital.

View a complete SnowFest schedule and view all ticket prices.

Looking for more events? Read our 10 Pittsburgh events not to miss in January feature.

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.