Distance from Washington: 164 miles (about three hours)
Average snow: 100 inches
Average season length: 105 days
Price: High-season weekend lift ticket is $55 (9 a.m. to 10 p.m.).
Best for: Wintry conditions all season long. On Pennsylvania's highest skiable mountain at more than 3,000 feet, it can get downright freezing near the top of the slopes, which is bad news for your extremities but good news for winter enthusiasts. The resort is under new management as of this year.
-- Becky Krystal (November 2009)