Mayor Valérie Plante recently announced the city's plan for winter in Montreal, unveiling new winter "resorts" in 17 boroughs as well as winter sporting activities at every major park.\nAll major parks will have cross-country skiing, hiking and snowshoeing trails. This year, you'll also be able to reserve equipment, such as snowshoes, online — free for Montrealers 18 and under.\nWhile we wait for the full scope of winter fun to begin, many upcoming seasonal activities are already listed on the city's website along with the parks where you can find them. \nEditor's Choice: No, Your Scarf Does NOT Replace A Mask & Other Winter Tips From Montreal Health Officials\n\n\nFREE\n\n\nWinter activity equipment rentals for Montrealers 18 and under\n\n\n\nCross-Country Skiing\nCross-country skiing is offered in major parks around Montreal including Maisonneuve, La Fontaine and Angrignon. You can rent equipment at a specific group of them: Jarry, Mount Royal, Cap-Saint-Jacques and a few others.\nConsult the Cross-country skiing page on the City of Montreal website for more information about how to make the most of the city's "some 100 kilometres of cross-country ski trails."\nSledding\nThe mayor recommended sledding at Grovehill Park in Lachine and Ignace-Bourget Park in Le Sud Ouest in her press conference on November 26.\nBut there are a whole range of snowy slopes for Montrealers to choose from this winter, such as the ones at Frédéric-Back. Check out the city's Sledding webpage for more information. \nSkating \nMontreal has municipal arenas as well as more than 200 refrigerated outdoor rinks where people can get their skate on, according to the Arenas and outdoor skating rinks page of its website. \nSome arenas are listed online as being already open for skating. A few examples are Aréna Ahuntsic, Aréna Clément-Jetté and Aréna Saint-Charles, which have a "limited number of activities offered."\nFat Biking\nYou'll be able to find fat biking trails at Anse-à-l'Orme, Cap Saint-Jacques, Jean-Drapeau and Pointe-aux-Prairies parks. \nA Special Program At Jean-Drapeau Park\nJean Drapeau "will not be outdone" this winter, says the city, offering a special program in place of its usual Fête des neiges.\nStarting on December 19, several free activities will be available. Expect hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, an outdoor exhibition presented by the Biosphère, a refrigerated skating rink, a fatbike trail and free sledding.\nKeep an eye on the Parc Jean-Drapeau webpage for details.