It’s popular with everyone from beginners to the experienced, with a nearly equal number of blue, green, black, and double-black diamond runs.
If you’re looking for a resort that will provide a challenge, Wintergreen Resort is ideal for experienced skiers and snowboarders .
It’s a great place to learn to ski, easily reached on a day trip, or spend a weekend or longer with a beautiful lodge on-site.
An ideal ski resort for families, Bryce Resort is one of the most affordable you’ll find in the U.S., located 116 miles or a two-hour drive away.
Located 120 miles from D.C., about a 2.5-hour drive, Massanutten Resort is an excellent family-friendly resort with 70 skiable acres and 14 trails, providing something for everyone from beginners to the advanced.
There are 33 slopes and trails, seven terrain parks, and ten lifts that make it easy to get on the mountain, private and semi-private lessons for all abilities and ages.
Nestled in the mountains of western Maryland, a three-hour drive from D.C., Wisp Resort is one of the region’s largest ski resorts with 132 acres of skiable terrain and 32 trails, many of which are longer and more technical than resorts are closer to the capital.
There are lessons for beginners, gear rentals, four dozen ski and snowboard trails, and a vertical drop of 850 feet. The more advanced can enjoy the thrills on several black diamond trails.
For those seeking a relaxed ski getaway rather than time spent enjoying extreme skiing and other winter sports, The Omni Homestead may be ideal for your skiing or boarding jaunt.
It’s the highest skiable mountain in Pennsylvania and boasts some of the most challenging slopes, which include a 1,072-foot vertical drop.
Offering some of the most heart-pounding ski trails near D.C., more than a third of the 26 trails at Montage Mountain Ski.
Just two hours north of D.C., Roundtop Mountain Resort offers a family-friendly atmosphere with 20 trails and an outstanding ski and snowboard school program renowned for its instructors.