Handout Photo, Baltimore Sun
January 5, 2011
Distance from Baltimore: 184 miles, about a three-hour drive
Why it's cool: Located on the eastern slopes of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and spread across 11,000 acres, Wintergreen offers 26 slopes and trails, including more than a dozen that are illuminated at night.
Don't miss: The Plunge, a 900-foot, 10-lane snow-tubing hill.
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