UPDATE: Jan. 26, 5:35 p.m.: This just in—due to the abnormally high temperatures this winter, the Parks Department has made the "hard decision" to cancel Winter Jam 2012.
“It is simply too warm to make snow, and the long-range weather forecasts and current ground temperatures make it extremely unlikely that snow could be made," Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe said in a written statement.
Winter Jam returns to Prospect Park for (it had been held for decades in Central Park) on February 4, with free cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skiing and snowboarding for participants.
No worries about the mild winter thus far – Gore Mountain will be blowing fresh snow for the event. Participants can try out winter sports like skiing and snowboarding, and more experienced riders can sign up for Red Bull’s Prospect Park Jam open ski and snowboard competition.
For those that would prefer to relax and enjoy the some ski-lodge atmosphere, there’s the Pride of New York Winter Market and the Zagat Warming Lounge.
The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will take place at Prospect Park Long Meadow (by the Picnic House). Participants should enter at Third Street and Prospect Park West.