Lots of ways to play in the cold

Today doesn’t have to be all about eating and opening presents; new snow in the mountains makes it a good day to head for higher ground.

Mount Ashland is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for skiing and snowboarding. The ski area’s bus isn’t running today, however, so you’re on your own for transportation.

Most of the area’s sledding spots have plenty to slide on after recent storms. You can check out a list of sites in our 2005 story here.

Closer to home, Ashland’s Darex Family Ice Rink is open on a holiday schedule. Open skating is from 1 to 5 p.m., and a freebie for hockey skaters is planned starting at 8 a.m.

New storms could be a factor in any of the activities today. Weather details are available here.

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