Distance from Washington: 145 miles (about 2 hours)
Average snow: 30 inches
Average season length: 97 days
Price: High-season weekend lift ticket is $74 (9 a.m. to 10 p.m.).
Best for: Families who want a taste of summer mixed in with winter. Skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing are a part of the mountain experience, but a visit isn't complete without spending time at the indoor water park, which features a FlowRider surf simulator. The resort has a new quad-chairlift this season and a spa that opened a few months ago.
-- Becky Krystal (November 2009)