ALPINE LAKE, 190 miles. TERRA ALTA, W. VA. 304/789-2481.

FACILITIES: 400' vertical; 3 slopes, 1 cross country, 33% beginner, 33% intermediate, 33% expert; longest run, 2,200'. 2 bars, 1 tow. Snowmaking 100% of area.

LIFT TICKETS: $11 weekends, $7 for children Saturday nights, $8 adults, $5 children. Group discounts.

SKI SCHOOL: GLM. Group lessons $5. Private lessons $10. First lesson free to new skiers.

SERVICES AND ACCOMMODATIONS: Slopeside; cafeteria, bar, lodging for 100 people. No nursery. Credit cards: American Express, Visa. Nearby: cabins and motels within 3 miles. Ski area open only on weekends and holidays.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-70 west to Route 219 south to Oakland, west on Route 39/7 to Terra Alta, follow signs to area. BIG BOULDER, 225 miles. LAKE HARMONY, PA. 717/722-0101.

FACILITIES: 475' vertical; 10 slopes and trails, 40% beginner, 50% intermediate, 10% expert; longest run 3,000'. 6 chairs, 1 bar. Lift capacity 7,800 people/hour. Snowmaking 100% of area.

LIFT TICKETS: $14 weekdays, $16 weekends. Nights, $10. Children under 7 free with adult. Senior citizens $5. Discounts.

SKI SCHOOL: ATM, GLM. Special classes for freestyle and children. Group lessons $9 for 1 1/2 hours.

SERVICES AND ACCOMMODATIONS: Slopeside: 2 cafeterias, 2 bars, nursery, no lodging. Credit cards honored: American Express, Visa, Mastercard for tickets and packages. Nearby: 34 motels, many restaurants, 30 bars. Ski learning center for children. Reciprocal lift tickets with Jack Frost Mountain 6 miles. Ski report: 717/722-0104.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-95 north to I-695 to I-893 north to I-81 to I-80, east to Lake Harmoney (exit 43); then route 115 south to Route 903 and follow signs. BLUE KNOB, 150 miles. CLAYSBURG, PA. 814/239-5111.

FACILITIES: 1,052' vertical; 14 slopes and trails, 15% beginner, 70% intermediate, 15% expert; longest run 9,200'. 2 chairs, 2 platter pulls. Lift capacity 3,100 people/hour. Snowmaking 75% of area.

LIFT TICKETS: $12 weekdays, $18 weekends, $9 nights.

SKI SCHOOL: ATM, GLM. Special classes for racing, freestyle, powder and children. Group lessons $6 for 1 1/2 hours, private lessons $15..

SERVICES AND ACCOMMODATIONS: Slopeside: cafeteria, restaurant, bar, nursery, 40 rooms and 96 rental condominiums. Credit cards honored: Visa, Mastercard. Nearby: 3,000 rooms within 20 miles.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-270 to Breezewood, Pennsylvania turnpike west to Bedford (exit 11), then Route 220 north to Route 869. BRYCE MOUNTAIN, 120 miles. BAYSE, VA. 703/856-2121.

FACILITIES: 500' vertical; 5 slopes and trails, 25% beginner, 50% intermediate, 25% expert; longest run 3,500'. 2 chairs, 3 tows. Lift capacity 1,600 people/hour. Snowmaking 100% of area.

LIFT TICKETS: $12 weekdays, $20 weekends, $8 nights. Children under 14, $10 weekdays, $15 weekends, $6 nights.

SKI SCHOOL: ATM, GLM. Special classes for racing and freestyle. Group lessons $9 for 1 1/2 hours. Private lessons $22.

SERVICES AND ACCOMMODATIONS: Slopeside: cafeteria, restaurant, bar, 75 rooms plus 24 townhouses and apartments. Credit cards: American Express, Visa, Mastercard. Snow report 703/856-2151.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-66 to I-81 south to exit 69 to Mount Jackson to Route 63 west; go 11 miles to Bayse and ski area. CAMELBACK, 230 miles. TANNERSVILLE, PA. 717/629-1661.

FACILITIES: 800' vertical; 23 slopes and trails, 40% beginner, 40% intermediate, 20% expert; longest run 5,500', 8 chairs, 3 bars. Lift capacity 9,000 people/hour. Snowmaking 100% of area.

LIFT TICKETS: $15 weekdays, $18 weekends, $10 nights.

SKI SCHOOL: GLM. Special classes for racing and children. Group lessons $9 for 1 1/2 hours, private lessons $25.

SERVICES AND ACCOMMODATIONS: Slopeside: 3 cafeterias, 4 bars, nursery, no lodging. Credit cards: American Express. Nearby: 5,000 beds, many restaurants and bars. Snow report 800/233-8100.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-95 north to I-695 to I-83 north to I-81 to I-80; east on I-80 to Tannersville (exit 45) and follow signs. CANAAN VALLEY, 180 miles. DAVIS, W. VA. 304/866-4121.

FACILITIES: 850' vertical; 20 slopes and trails, 28% beginner, 44% intermediate, 28% expert; longest run 6,500'. 2 chairs, 1 poma. Lift capacity 1,200 people/hour. Snowmaking 70% of area.

LIFT TICKETS: $11 weekdays, $16 weekends. Children under 12, $9 weekdays, $12 weekends. Weekday nights $7, weekend nights, $8. Children $5 at night.

SKI SCHOOL: ATM, GLM, Special classes for racing, freestyle children. Group lessons $8 per hour. Private lessons $20.

SERVICES AND ACCOMMODATIONS: Slopeside: cafeteria, bar, nursery, 250 rooms. Credit cards: American Express, Visa, Mastercard. Certified instruction for the blind.

DIRECTIONS: Take U.S. 50 west to Route 93 south to Davis, then Route 32 south to ski area; or I-270 to Cumberland, then U.S. 220 at U.S. West to Route 93 south to Davis, then Route 32 south. ELK MOUNTAIN, 260 miles. UNIONDALE, PA. 717/679-2611.

FACILITIES: 1,000' vertical; 17 slopea and trails, 30% beginner, 30% interinediate, 40% expert; longest run 1 3/4 miles. 5 chairs. Lift capacity 7,200 people/hour. Snowmaking 98% of area.

LIFT TICKETS: $10 weekdays, $15 weekends. Weekday nights, $7, weekend nights $10. Group and first-time skiier discount packages.

SKI SCHOOL: ATM, GLM. Special classes for freestyle, racing, children. Group lessons $8 for 1 1/2 hours, private lessons $20.

SERVICES AND ACCOMMODATIONS: Slopeside: restaurant, bar, babysitting on weekends, no lodging. Credit cards (except for lift tickets): Visa, Mastercard. Nearby: 25 motels and a variety of restaurants and bars. Snow report 800/233-4131.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-95 north to I-695 to I-83 north to I-81 to Lenoxville (exit 63) and follow signs. HIDDEN YALLEY, 191 miles. SOMERSET, PA. 814/445-6014 or 800/458-0174.

FACILITIES: 450' vertical; 11 slopes and trails, 25% beginner, 50% intermediate, 25% expert; longest run 3,600'. 2 chairs, 4 bars, 1 tow. Lift capacity 6,000 people/hour. Snowmaking 80% of area.

LIFT TICKETS: $12 weekdays, $16 weekends, $8 weekday nights, $10 weekend nights. Children $7 weekdays, $9 weekends, $6 weekday nights, $8 weekend nights.

SKI SCHOOL -- GLM. Group lessons $8, private lessons $19.

SERVICES AND ACCOMMODATIONS: Slopeside: cafeteria, restaurant, indoor pool, sauna, racquetball, 2 bars, nursery, conference center, 500 rooms. Credit cards: American Express Diners' Club, Visa, Mastercard, Nearby: lodging for 3,000. Packages available.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-270 to Breezewood, to Pennsylvania Turnpike to Somerset (exit 10) and route 31, west 12 miles. THE HOMESTEAD, 200 miles. HOT SPRINGS, VA. 703/839-5079.

FACILITIES: 700' vertical; 5 slopes and 3 trails, 50% beginner, 30% intermediate, 20% expert; longest run 4,200'. 1 chair, 1 bar, 2 tows. Lift capacity 3,000 people/hour. Snowmaking 100% of area.

LIFT TICKETS: $9.75 Monday through Thursday, $12.50 Fridays, $18 weekends. Half-day discounts.

SKI SCHOOL: GLM. ATM. Group lessons $6 per hour, private $25.

SERVICES AND ACCOMMODATIONS: Slopeside: restaurant, 1,100 room hotel. No credit cards honored. Motels and restaurants nearby.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-81 to Route 39, west to Warm Springs, south on Route 220. JACK FROST MOUNTAIN, 250 miles. WHITE HAVEN, PA. 717/443-8425.

FACILITIES: 600' vertical; 17 slopes and trails, 25% beginner, 50% intermediate, 25% expert; longest run 3,300'. 6 chairs, 1 bar. Lift capacity 7,600 people/hour. Snowmaking 100% of area.

LIFT TICKETS: $14 weekdays, $16 weekends, $30 for all weekend.

SKI SCHOOL: ATM, GLM. Special classes for racing, freestyle, children. Group lessons $8 for 1 1/2 hours, private lessons $20.

SERVICES AND ACCOMMODATIONS: Slopeside: cafeteria, bar, babysitter service, 60 rental units. Credit cards: American Express for tickets and packages, Visa and Mastercard in ski shop. Nearby: 16 motels and 12 bars. Reciprocal lift ticket with Big Boulder, 6 miles away. Special programs for handicapped and blind skiers.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-95 north to I-695 to I-83 north to I-81 east to exit 42; turn right on Route 940 for 3 1/2 miles. LAUREL MOUNTAIN, 190 miles. BOSWELL, PA. 412/238-6688.

FACILITIES: 900' vertical; 13 slopes and trails, 20% beginner, 50% intermediate, 30% expert; longest run 5,600'. 1 chair, 3 tows, 2 pomas. Lift capacity 2,000 people/hour. Snowmaking 85% of area.

LIFT TICKETS: $10 weekdays, $15 weekends, $9 nights. Children under 13, $6 weekdays, $8 weekends, $5 weeknights, $7 weekend nights. Sunday nights all tickets $5. Ladies' and Men's Day discounts.

SKI SCHOOL: ATM. Group lessons $8 for 1 1/2 hours, private $18.

SERVICES AND ACCOMMODATIONS: Slopeside: cafeteria, restaurant, bar, nursery, no lodging. No credit cards honored. Nearby restaurants, bars, lodging in Ligonier, Jennerstown, Johnstown and Greensburg.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-270 to Breezewood, the Pennsylvania Turnpike west to Somerset, to 219 north to 30 west and follow signs to area. MASSANUTTEN, 125 miles. HARRISONBURG, VA. 703/289-9441.

FACILITIES: 795' vertical; 10 slopes and trails, 25% beginner, 50% intermediate, 25% expert; longest run 5,600'. 4 chairs, 1 bar. Lift capacity 5,200 people/hour. Snowmaking 100% of area.

LIFT TICKETS: $15 weekdays, $20 weekends, $7 nights. Children $10 weekdays, $15 weekends.

SKI SCHOOL: ATM, GLM. Special classes for racing, freestyle, powder, children. Group lessons $8 per hour, private lessons $20.

SERVICES AND ACCOMMODATIONS: Slopeside: cafeteria, restaurant, 2 bars. Credit cards: American Express, Visa, Mastercard. 60-unit lodge on mountain and rental condominiums. Other lodging in Harrisonburg. Snow report for Virginia residents: 800/572-4076; elsewhere: 800/336-4081.

DIRECTIONS: I-66 to U.S. 29 to U.S. 33 west to Route 644. SEVEN SPRINGS, 190 miles. CHAMPION, PA. 814/352-7777.

FACILITIES: 940' vertical; 18 slopes and trails, 15% beginner, 65% intermediate, 20% expert; longest run 4,402', 9 chairs, 2 tows, 1 poma. Lift capacity 15,000 people/hour. Snowmaking 100% of area.

LIFT TICKETS: $14 weekdays, $17 weekends, $12 nights. Children under 12: $12 weekdays and weekends, $10 nights.

SKI SCHOOL: GLM. Special classes for racing, freestyle, cross country, children. Group lessons $8 per hour, private lessons $20.

SERVICES AND ACCOMMODATIONS: Slopeside: 2 cafeterias, 3 restaurants, 7 bars, babysitter service, lodging for 2,000 people. No credit cards honored. Nearby: lodging in Somerset. Equipped for slalom and downhill racing.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-270 to Breezewood, the Pennsylvania Turnpike west to Somerset (exit 10), Route 31 west 17 miles and follow signs. SKI LIBERTY, 65 miles. FAIRFIELD, PA. 717/642-8282.

FACILITIES: 600' vertical; 13 slopes and trails, 30% beginner, 40% intermediate, 30% expert; longest run 5,300'. 4 chairs, 1 bar. Lift capacity 6,800 people/hour. Snowmaking 100% of area.

LIFT TICKETS: $16 weekdays; $17 weekends, $9 mights.

SKI SCHOOL: ATM, Special classes for children. Group lessons $8, private lessons $18. Videotaping available. NASTAR slalom competition Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends.

SERVICES AND ACCOMMODATIONS: Slopeside: cafeteria, restaurant, 2 bars, nursery; 40 rooms. Credit cards honored: American Express, Visa, Mastercard. Choice.Nearby: Lodging referral service (717/642-8288). Special program for handicapped. Snow report: 800/233-1134.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-270 to Frederick, then Route 15, 16 and 116 east. SKI ROUNDTOP, 121 miles. LEWISBERRY, PA. 717/432-9631.

FACILITIES: 550' vertical; 10 slopes and trails, 40% beginner, 30% intermediate, 30% expert; longest run 4,100'. 5 chairs, 2 bars. Lift capacity 7,200 people/hour. Snowmaking 100% of area.

LIFT TICKETS: $16 weekdays; $17 weekends, $9 nights. Discounts.

SKI SCHOOL: ATM, GLM.Group lessons $8 for 1 1/2 hours, private lessons $18. Slalom competition Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends.

SERVICES AND ACCOMMODATIONS: Slopeside: cafeteria, nursery, no lodging. Credit cards: American Express, Visa, Mastercard. Nearby: 20 hotels and motels, 7 bars and lounges. Group and package rates. Snow report 800/233-1134.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-95 north to I-695 to I-83; get off at Newberrytown (exit 13), take Route 382 west to Route 177 south. Turn right at next crossroad and follow signs. SNOWSHOE, 245 miles. SLATYFORK, W. VA. 304/799-6600.

FACILITIES: 1,500' vertical; 34 slopes and trails; 35% beginner, 40% intermediate, 35% expert; longest run 7,500'. 6 chairs. Lift capacity 8,900 people/hour. Snowmaking 85% of area.

LIFT TICKETS: $24 at all times (included in lodging packages).

SKI SCHOOL: ATM. Special classes for racing, free-style, cross country, powder and children. Group lessons $12 for 2 hours, private lessons $25.

SERVICES AND ACCOMMODATIONS: Slopeside: cafeteria, 8 restaurants, 4 bars, nursery, 200 rooms, additional rental apartments. Credit cards: Visa, Mastercard. Nearby: 2,000 rooms within 70 miles. Largest vertical drop and greatest snowfall available to area skiers. Ski report: 304/799-6630.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-66 to Gainsville, south on 211 to New Market, south on I-81 to Staunton, west on U.S. 250 to Route 42, south to Goshen, west on West Virginia Highway 39 to Marlinton and 26 miles north on US 219 to area. TIMBERLINE, 180 miles DAVIS W. VA. 304/866-4433.

FACILITIES: 375' vertical; 4 slopes and trails; 25% beginner, 50% intermediate, 25% expert; longest run 3,500'. 1 bar; lift capacity 770 people/hour. Snowmaking 100% of area.

LIFT TICKETS: Weekday $5, weekend $7. No night skiing.

SKI SCHOOL: ATM. Group lessons $7, private lessons $10. Handicapped instruction available.

SERVICES AND ACCOMODATIONS: Slopeside: 1 cafeteria, 1 restaurant, 1 bar. No credit cards honored. No rental equipment available, but Canaan Valley facilities are nearby. 20 homes and 6 condominiums available. 6 restaurants and 6 motels within 15 minutes.

DIRECTIONS: Same as for Canaan Valley. WINTERGREEN, 168 miles. WINTERGREEN, VA. 804/325-2200.

FACILITIES: 1000' vertical; 10 slopes and trails, 30% beginner, 20% intermediate, 40% expert; longest run 4,450'. 4 chairs.Lift capacity: 6,400 people/hour. Line limits strictly enforced. Snowmaking 100%.

LIFT TICKETS: $14 weekdays, $22 weekends, weekday nights $10, weekend nights, $11. Children, $10 weekdays, $17 weekends, $8 weeknights, $9 weekend nights.

SKI SCHOOL: ATM, GLM. Group lessons $10, private $25.

SERVICES AND ACCOMMODATIONS: Slopeside: cafeteria, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, nursery, 350 rental homes and condominiums. Credit cards: American Express, Visa, Mastercard. Nearby: motels in Waynesboro, 40 minutes away and Charlottesville, 45 minutes away.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-66 west to U.S. 29 south to Charlottesville, then I-64 west to U.S. 250 (Crozet exit); then west to Route 6 east and turn left. About 8.7 miles later, turn right on Route 151; 5.4 miles later, turn onto Route 664 and go 4 1/2 miles to entrance. WISP, 185 miles. OAKLAND, MD. 301/387-5503.

FACILITIES: 610' vertical; 16 slopes and trails, 25% beginner, 55% intermediate, 20% expert; longest run 2 miles. 2 chairs, 1 bars, 1 poma. Lift capacity 4,200 people/hour. Snowmaking 90% of area.

LIFT TICKETS: $13.50 weekdays, $18.50 weekends, $9.50 nights. Children under 12,(Illegible Word) weekdays, $11.50 weekends, $6.50 nights.

SKI SCHOOL: GLM. Group lessons $8 for 1 1/2 hours, private $20.

SERVICES AND ACCOMMODATIONS: Slopeside: cafeteria, 2 restaurants, bar, nursery, 106 beds in lodge and dorm. Credit cards honored in motor lodge only: Visa, Mastercard. 14 motels nearby. Snow report: for Maryland residents 800/492-1060, elsewhere 800/638-1070.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-270 to Hancock, then west on Route 40 to Route 48 to Route 219 south to Deep Creek Lake and follow signs. TRIPS AND WORKSHOPS

A variety of organizations, clubs and travel agencies offer ski trips and workshops for every budget:

THE SKI CLUB OF WASHINGTON sponsors numerous workshops, trips and social events. Call 536-8273.

THE OUTDOOR SCHOOL has cross-country clinics through December. Call 703/471-0171.

OUTDOOR UNIVERSITY seminars on cross-country knowhow start December 1. Call 548-3838.

OPEN UNIVERSITY offers classes on downhill and crosscountry skiing. Call 966-9606.

INNER QUEST is scheduling one-day and weekend cross country trips in January & February. Call 703/471-1014.

WASHINGTON WOMEN OUTDOORS has a pre-season fitness workshop series through December 16. December 3 to 5 is a pre-ski weekend at Lost River, West Virginia. Two-and three-day outings are scheduled in January & February. Call 942-8677.

CROSS-COUNTRY SEMINARS at River & Trail Outfitters in Knoxville, Maryland are scheduled for December 4, 5, 11 and 12. Call 301/834-9950.

TEEN ADVENTURES has trips to Stowe and Killington, Vermont, on November 24, to Hunter Mountain, New York on November 25, Snowshoe, West Virginia on December 3 and Smugglers Notch on December 26 for ages 11 to 16. Call 768-8277.

MONTGOMERY REC TRIPS to Ski Liberty start Thursday evenings in January. Lesson packages. Call 468-4217.

FAIRFAX COUNTY SENIOR SKI & SPORTS CLUB meets every fourth Friday morning at 10 the George Mason Regional Library in Annandale. Call 691-2266.

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS TRAVEL ASSOCIATION trips for students 10 to 18 are scheduled to go to Hunter Mountain on November 25; Snowshoe December 10, Ski Roundtop on December 18, and Waterville Valley on December 26. Free lessons for beginners. Call (301) 977-1269.

AMERICAN YOUTH HOSTELS, Potomac Area Council, plans a Quebec ski trip on December 26. Call 783-4943.

MT. TREMBLANT, CANADA trip on January 23. Call 437-6828.

WEEKLY DEPARTURES to Aspen/Vail/Utah/Engleberh/Innsruck/Chamonix. Western packages $595, European $795. Call 229-9690 or 468-6200.

TAHOE/HEAVENLY VALLEY trip March 19. Call 493-8522 or 536-5400.

5-DAY VERMONT OUTINGS to Killington or Smugglers' Notch. Call 800/268-2006 (804/979-8105 in Virginia).

ROCKIES TRIPS are scheduled for February by a low-cost coop. Call 978-0101.

FOX CHAPEL SKI CLUB Weekly ski trips to Stowe, Vermont, in January for singles and couples. Call 301/972-3451.

HIGH COUNTRY TOURS schedules Austrian trips, Montafon & Arlberg. $999. Call 931-6767.

EUROPEAN TRIPS to Sarajevo/Ban Kleinkirchheim on February 11, $1399; LaPlagne/Crans Montana on February 17, $1299. Call 638-6021 or 338-5161.