Best Skiing Spots Near Baltimore

January 26, 2011 6:38 AM


Snowpocalypse and Snowmageddon may have transformed the entire Baltimore area into a ski resort, but when the snow is not around, you need to pack up your skis and travel out to the best skiing resorts in the area. Hit the slopes for adventure and downhill fun.
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Wisp Resort

296 Marsh Hill Road
McHenry, MD 21541

Sitting high in the mountains of Garrett County, Wisp Resort is Maryland’s premier skiing spot. With 100 inches of annual snowfall and covering 132 acres of ski terrain, Wisp is ideal for cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Experienced skiers and snowboarders can test their skills and abilities at the Wisp Resort Terrain Parks with jumps and obstacles for tricks. Check out their website for season passes and equipment rental. Escape the cold winter months in the city and head up to Wisp “where the air is cooler and cleaner.”

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Whitetail Resort

13805 Blairs Valley Road
Mercersburg, PA 17236

Avoid cabin fever and make plans to visit Whitetail Resort during the winter months for skiing fun. Whitetail reaches an elevation of 1,800 feet with 23 trails and two terrain parks. Some courses are open until 10 p.m. for night skiing excitement. Recent renovations and $4 million in improvements to Whitetail have led to new patio furnishings, more snowmaking fan guns and a new beginner trail. Snowboarders will enjoy Whitetail half pipe and terrain courses where they can work on their balance and skills.

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Roundtop Mountain Resort

25 Roundtop Road
Lewisberry, PA 17339

With 100 acres of ski slopes, Roundtop Mountain Resort is a wonderful location to escape the long winter months. There are 16 ski runs and 11 lifts that are in superior shape. Modest diversity in the trails makes it easy for skiers of all skill levels. Beginners can also sign up for ski lessons along with season ski packages. Snowboarding and snow tubing is also a specialty of Roundtop which has a smaller vertical drop then the majority of the local ski resorts. Roundtop is located just south of Harrisburg, Pa., next to the scenic Amish Country.

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Ski Liberty Mountain Resort

78 Country Club Trail
Carroll Valley, PA 17320

Ski Liberty is one of the more pleasant ski resorts in the area. Underneath the serene atmosphere, Ski Liberty is equipped with state-of-the-art automated snow guns. Computers sense and react to the surrounding conditions which allow for optimal snowmaking. The Liberty Mountain Hotel offers free wireless internet service, hot breakfast and exercise facilities. Children can enroll in ski and snowboard classes before attempting to ski down one of the 16 courses.

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Snowshoe Mountain

10 Snowshoe Drive
Snowshoe, WV 26209

Enjoy a long weekend at the slopes of Snowshoe Mountain. Located in West Virginia, Snowshoe has tremendous views of the “Mountain State.” Before you ski, take a Snowcat Tour to get an exclusive glimpse of Snowshoe. The tour begins from the Village Outpost and takes guests down the slopes to Shaver’s Lake. Visit their website for the latest trail and weather conditions before you make your way to the mountain. Parents can enjoy a night out after dropping the kids off for Kids Night Out every Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the winter season. Kids Night Out offers games and outdoor activities with skiing supervision.

By Lance Duvall

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