UP TO EIGHT inches of new snow has fallen on area slopes and trails this week. More flurries or freezing rain are expected this weekend. The Molson Ski Challenge and Mid-Atlantic Snow Board Series will be held Saturday at Wisp, followed by the Wisp Memorial Slalom on Sunday.

Here's a look at ski resorts within a six-hour drive of Washington:

BIG BOULDER, 225 miles.

LAKE HARMONY, PA. 717/722-0101.

Eleven slopes open and three to four lifts operating. Surface of machine made and natural packed powder, base of 24 to 30 inches. Reciprocal lift tickets with Jack Frost Mountain, six miles away. Snow report: 717/722-0104.

BLACKWATER NORDIC CENTER, 180 miles.

DAVIS, W. VA. 304/259-5511.

Twenty-five kilometers of trails open, 10 machine-groomed. Base of six to 8 inches. Cross-country ski race on Jan. 27. Call to register.

BLUE KNOB, 150 miles.

CLAYSBURG, PA. 814/239-5111.

Nine slopes open and seven lifts operating. Surface of packed powder, base of 12 to 30 inches. Snow report: 800/458-3403.

BRYCE MOUNTAIN, 120 miles.

BASYE, VA. 703/856-2121.

Six slopes open and four lifts operating. Surface of machine-packed powder, base of 15 to 24 inches. Snow report: 703/856-2151.

CAMELBACK, 230 miles.

TANNERSVILLE, PA. 717/629-1661.

Seventeen slopes open and up to 10 lifts operating. Surface of machine-groomed packed powder, base of 18 to 42 inches. Snow report: 800/233-8100.

CANAAN VALLEY, 180 miles.

DAVIS, W. VA. 304/866-4121 or 800/225-5982.

Seven slopes open and three lifts operating. Surface of machine-groomed packed powder, base of 12 to 16 inches.

ELK MOUNTAIN, 260 miles.

UNIONDALE, PA. 717/679-2611.

Nine slopes open and four lifts operating. Surface of packed powder, base of six to 40 inches. Snow report: 800/233-4131.

HIDDEN VALLEY, 191 miles.

SOMERSET, PA. 814/443-6454 or 800/458-0175.

Ten to 12 slopes open and 12 lifts operating. Surface of packed powder, base of eight to 30 inches.

JACK FROST MOUNTAIN, 225 miles.

WHITE HAVEN, PA. 717/443-8425.

Eleven slopes open and seven lifts operating. Surface of machine-packed powder, base of 26 to 36 inches. Reciprocal lift tickets with Big Boulder, six miles away.

MASSANUTTEN, 125 miles.

HARRISONBURG, VA. 703/289-9441.

Two to three slopes open and two lifts operating. Surface of packed powder, base of eight to 22 inches.

SEVEN SPRINGS, 190 miles.

CHAMPION, PA. 814/352-7777 or 800/458-2313.

Thirty slopes open and 18 lifts operating. Surface of powder and packed powder, base of three to 36 inches.

SILVER CREEK, 245 miles.

SLATYFORK, W. VA. 304/572-4000 or 800/624-2119.

Eight slopes open and three lifts operating. Surface of machine-groomed powder, base of 12 to 20 inches.

SKI LIBERTY, 65 miles.

FAIRFIELD, PA. 717/642-8282.

Six slopes open and seven lifts operating. Surface of machine-groomed packed powder, base of eight to 34 inches. Snow report: 800/829-4766.

SKI ROUNDTOP, 121 miles.

LEWISBERRY, PA. 717/432-9631.

Seven slopes open and nine lifts operating. Surface of powder and packed powder, base of six to 48 inches. Snow report: 800/767-4766.

SNOWSHOE, 245 miles.

SLATYFORK, W. VA. 304/572-1000.

Eighteen slopes open and six lifts operating. Surface of machine-groomed packed powder, base of 12 to 26 inches. Snow report: 800/225-5982.

TIMBERLINE FOUR SEASONS RESORT, 180 miles.

DAVIS, W. VA. 304/866-4801 or 800/843-1751.

Six slopes open and one lift operating. Surface of loose granular and packed powder, base of 20 inches. Grand opening of 200-foot snowboarding half-pipe on Saturday.

WHITE GRASS TOURING CENTER, 188 miles.

CANAAN VALLEY, W. VA. 304/866-4114.

Fifty kilometers of trails open, 10 machine-groomed. Base of six to 10 inches.

WINTERGREEN, 168 miles.

WINTERGREEN, VA. 800/325-2200.

Three slopes open and four lifts operating. Surface is machine-worked, base of 12 to 24 inches.

WISP RESORT, 185 miles.

OAKLAND, MD. 301/387-5503.

Twelve slopes open and seven lifts operating. Surface of packed powder, base of 10 to 38 inches.