By the numbers


Winter treats Snow fun awaits kids


Winter is here and your kids probably are overjoyed. They're heading outdoors to skate, ski, sled, snowboard and otherwise enjoy the season. Today we take a look at winter fun, by the numbers:

11.2 Inches, the average amount of snow that falls in Chicago each January.

11 Number of refrigerated outdoor skating rinks operated by the Chicago Park District.

3 Dollars, cost to rent a pair of skates at the Millenium Park Ice Rink, 55 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago.

5 Number of toboggan sites run by the Cook County Forest Preserve District.

24 Dollars, the cost of a plastic Swiss bobsled sold by Eastern Mountain Sports.

15 The number of sports to be played at the Winter Olypics in Torino, Italy.

2 Number of states you can ski in while on Wilmot Mountain's Stateline Trail.

45 Dollars, the cost of Wilmot's beginner snow board lessons/lift package.

1,275 Dollars, cost of a season family lift ticket at Wilmot.

0 Dollars, cost of a lift ticket for a child under 6 years old at Snowmass Mountain in Aspen, Colo.

43 Dollars, cost of a one-day lift ticket for a child 7-12 years old at Snowmass.

3,420 Dollars, cost of an all-inclusive four-day ski weekend in Aspen for a family of four.

55 Dollars, cost for a pair of Columbia brand kid's ski pants.

135 Dollars, amount you'll shell out for a Columbia Bugaboo Kid's Parka.

13 Years, age at which it is no longer recommended kids wear a helmet when sledding.

0 Dollars, amount you'll spend for kids to make a snow angel on the front lawn. Nicole Caputo


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