Liberty Mountain Resort


Editorial Review

Distance from Washington: 76 miles (1 1/2 hours)
Average snow: 31 inches
Average season length: 95 days
Price: High-season weekend lift ticket is $63 (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.).
Best for: First-timers and children. The Children's Learning Center for ages 4 to 10 does an excellent job of showing kids the ropes; the First Class Ski/Snowboard Program is there to spare you (some of) the embarrassment of learning to ski.

-- Becky Krystal (November 2009)