Washington area ski resorts — where, what and what’s new

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Blue Knob All Seasons Resort in Claysburg, Pa., plans to open a luge facility this season. The facility will be located at Blue Mountain Ski Area in Palmerton, Pa. The error has been corrected below.

November 25, 2011
Wintergreen Resort

Location: Wintergreen, Va.

Distance from Washington: 154 miles (about three hours)

Average snow: 30 inches

Average season length: 100 days

Price: High-season weekend extended day lift ticket is $80 (9 a.m. to 10 p.m.).

Info: 800-266-2444, www.wintergreenresort.com


The Homestead

Location: Hot Springs, Va.

Distance from Washington: 215 miles (about four hours)

Average snow: 50 inches

Average season length: 90 days

Price: Weekend lift ticket is $45 for resort guests, $49 for non-guests (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

New and noteworthy: The resort will have night skiing on Saturdays.

Info: 540-839-1766, www.thehomestead.com


Massanutten Resort

Location: McGaheysville, Va.

Distance from Washington: 145 miles (about 2 hours)

Average snow: 30 inches

Average season length: 97 days

Price: High-season weekend lift ticket is $80 (9 a.m. to 10 p.m.).

New and noteworthy: The resort is celebrating its 40th anniversary with specials for guests.

Info: 800-207-6277, www.massresort.com


Bryce Resort

Location: Basye, Va.

Distance from Washington: 115 miles (about two hours)

Average snow: 30 inches

Average season length: 93 days

Price: High-season Saturday eight-hour flex lift ticket is $60 (9 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.); Sunday ticket is $60 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Info: 800-821-1444, www.bryceresort.com


Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort

Where: Snowshoe, W.Va.

Distance from Washington: 235 miles (about five hours)

Average snow: 180 inches

Average season length: 130 days

Price: High-season Saturday and Sunday lift ticket is $79 for an adult (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.).

New and noteworthy: The resort will have new terrain park features and will start offering beginning freestyle lessons Friday afternoons.

Info: 877-441-4386, www.snowshoemtn.com


Canaan Valley Resort & Conference Center

Location: Davis, W.Va.

Distance from Washington: 185 miles (about four hours)

Average snow: 160 inches

Average season length: 108 days

Price: High-season weekend lift ticket is $50 (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.); Saturday extended day ticket is $55 (9 a.m. to 8 p.m.).

Info: 800-622-4121, www.canaanresort.com


Timberline Four Seasons Resort

Location: Davis, W.Va.

Distance from Washington: 186 miles (about four hours)

Average snow: 190 inches

Average season length: 115 days

Price: High-season all-day weekend lift ticket is $59 (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.).

New and noteworthy: The resort has two new glade skiing areas.

Info: 800-766-9464, www.timberlineresort.com


Wisp Resort

Location: McHenry, Md.

Distance from Washington: 180 miles (about 3 hours)

Average snow: 100 inches

Average season length: 120 days

Price: High-season extended day weekend lift ticket is $60 (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.).

New and noteworthy: The resort’s recently opened children’s canopy tour will operate on a limited basis over the winter.

Info: 301-387-4911, www.wispresort.com


Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Location: Seven Springs, Pa.

Distance from Washington: 192 miles (about 31 / 2 hours)

Average snow: 105 inches

Average season length: 121 days

Price: High-season all-day weekend lift ticket is $70 (Friday-Sunday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.).

New and noteworthy: The resort has a new urban-style terrain park, an expanded half-pipe and a new beginner area.

Info: 800-452-2223, www.7springs.com


Blue Knob All Seasons Resort

Location: Claysburg, Pa.

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.).

Info: 800-458-3403, www.blueknob.com


Whitetail Resort

Location: Mercersburg, Pa.

Distance from Washington: 90 miles (about two hours)

Average snow: 40 inches

Average season length: 98 days

Price: High-season extended day weekend lift ticket is $69 (8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.).

Info: 717-328-9400, www.skiwhitetail.com


Liberty Mountain Resort & Conference Center

Location: Carroll Valley, Pa.

Distance from Washington: 76 miles (11 / 2 hours)

Average snow: 31 inches

Average season length: 95 days

Price: High-season extended day weekend lift ticket is $68 (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.).

Info: 717-642-8282, www.libertymountainresort.com


Roundtop Resort

Location: Lewisberry, Pa.

Distance from Washington: 112 miles (about two hours)

Average snow: 30 inches

Average season length: 105 days

Price: High-season extended day weekend lift ticket is $66 (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.).

New and noteworthy: The resort has a new advanced slope. It has replaced all adult ski rental equipment and children’s rental ski boots.

Info: 717-432-9631, www.skiroundtop.com


Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center

Location: Macungie, Pa.

Distance from Washington: 182 miles (about three hours)

Average snow: 40 inches

Average season length: 120 days

Price: Weekend extended day lift ticket is $62 (8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.).

New and noteworthy: The resort is introducing season-long ski equipment rentals.

Info: 866-754-2822, www.bcmountainresort.com

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