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Take a Snow Day at One of These Top Ski Resorts Near Washington, DC

Whitetail Ski Resort

Whitetail Ski Resort

Are you sick of the snow yet? The DC area has been hit hard this year with wintery weather, such as snow and sleet, as well as record low temperatures. While we love the snow, enough is enough!

To make the most of this frigid winter season, why not take a “snow day” to one of these convenient ski resorts? When it comes to the snow, if you can’t beat ‘em, you may as well join ‘em!

Whitetail Ski Resort

Located in Mercersburg, PA, Whitetail Ski Resort is the first resort on our list. It offers nine lifts, two terrain parks, and 100 percent snow-making coverage. Guests have access to snow tubing, child care, ski and snowboard lessons, a food court, and adaptive snow sports for people with mental and physical challenges.

Ski Roundtop

Ski Roundtop is located in Lewisberry, PA and is 114 miles from DC. It is a favorite among beginners and offers skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. The resort features 10 lifts as well as a terrain park with a half pipe and a super pipe. Guests also enjoy a restaurant, sports shop, ski and snowboard schools.

Ski Liberty

Just 78 miles from Washington, Ski Liberty is located in Fairfield, PA. The resort offers 16 trails and three terrain parks, as well as nine lifts and complete snow-making coverage. Amenities at Ski Liberty include lessons, equipment rental, snowtubing, child care, restaurants and bars. A new hotel is currently under construction and will open this summer.

Wintergreen Ski Resort

Located in beautiful Wintergreen, VA, 160 miles from DC, is Wintergreen. This four-season resort offers skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing. In the warmer months, guests enjoy two championship golf courses, an award-winning tennis program, a spa, and numerous outdoor activities like horseback riding, fly fishing and mountain biking.

Massanutten Resort

The Massanutten Resort is located 140 miles from Washington, in Harrisonburg, VA. This year-round resort has tons of options for the whole family and is a full-service resort. Activities include skiing, hiking, golfing, and the ski slopes are lit for night skiing.

Snowshoe Ski Resort

Head over to West Virginia for one of the region’s most popular places to ski, Snowshoe Ski Resort in Snowshoe, WV. It’s a bit of a hike at 238 miles from DC, but Snowshoe features 57 trails, 251 ski-able acres, an elevation of 4,848 feet, and a vertical drop of 1,500 feet. Snowshoe gets the most snowfall of any of the other resorts within driving distance from DC and offers downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, Snowcat tours, snowmobiling, snowshoe tours and more.