Washington area ski resorts: Where, what and what’s new


A skier at Wisp Resort in McHenry, Md. (Wisp Resort)
MARYLAND
Wisp Resort

Location: McHenry, Md.

Distance from Washington: 180 miles

Price: High-season weekend extended day lift ticket is $69 (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.).

New and noteworthy: The resort has a new beginner ski and snowboard area with two new trails, a new rental equipment fleet and two new terrain parks.

Info: 301-387-4000, www.wispresort.com

PENNSYLVANIA
Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center

Location: Macungie, Pa.

Distance from Washington: 182 miles

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

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

Blue Knob All Seasons Resort

Location: Claysburg, Pa.

Distance from Washington: 164 miles

Price: High-season weekend lift ticket is $60 (9 a.m. to 10 p.m.).

Info: 800-458-3403, blueknob.com

Liberty Mountain Resort & Conference Center

Location: Carroll Valley, Pa.

Distance from Washington: 76 miles

Price: High-season weekend extended day lift ticket is $71 (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.).

New and noteworthy: The resort will begin construction on a new lodge.

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

Roundtop Resort

Location: Lewisberry, Pa.

Distance from Washington: 112 miles

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

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

Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Location: Seven Springs, Pa.

Distance from Washington: 192 miles

Price: High-season weekend extended day lift ticket is $75 (Friday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.).

New and noteworthy: Seven Springs acquired and is now running Hidden Valley Resort, with combined tickets for both mountains available.

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

Whitetail Resort

Location: Mercersburg, Pa.

Distance from Washington: 90 miles

Price: High-season weekend extended day lift ticket is $73 (8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.).

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

VIRGINIA
Bryce Resort

Location: Basye, Va.

Distance from Washington: 115 miles

Price: High-season weekend eight-hour flex lift ticket is $62.

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

The Homestead

Location: Hot Springs, Va.

Distance from Washington: 215 miles

Price: Weekend lift ticket is $45 for resort guests, $49 for non-guests.

New and noteworthy: The resort recently opened a new spa and fitness center. It also has a new Rossignol Experience Center, where guests can try out new ski technology.

Info: 800-838-1766, www.thehomestead.com

Massanutten Resort

Location: McGaheysville, Va.

Distance from Washington: 145 miles

Price: High-season weekend extended day lift ticket is $76 (9 a.m. to 10 p.m.).

Info: 540-289-9441, www.massresort.com

Wintergreen Resort

Location: Wintergreen, Va.

Distance from Washington: 154 miles

Price: High-season weekend extended day lift ticket is $84 (9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday).

Info: 855-699-1858, www.wintergreenresort.com

WEST VIRGINIA
Canaan Valley Resort & Conference Center

Location: Davis, W.Va.

Distance from Washington: 185 miles

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

New and noteworthy: The resort has renovated its main lodge and added new guest rooms. It also has lengthened and expanded the number of tubing lanes.

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

Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort

Where: Snowshoe, W.Va.

Distance from Washington: 235 miles

Price: Lift-ticket prices are now variable depending on when you purchase. Buy online on the resort’s Web site for 20 to 75 percent off list price.

New and noteworthy: The resort has a new terrain-based learning program and has revamped the way it teaches lessons. A new spa opens in mid-December.

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

Timberline Four Seasons Resort

Location: Davis, W.Va.

Distance from Washington: 186 miles

Price: High-season weekend extended day lift ticket is $62 (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.).

New and noteworthy: The resort is opening two new glade trails.

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

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