What's new at 10 Baltimore-area ski resorts [Pictures]
Tired of spending your days off indoors, watching TV or staring at those new ties you got for the holidays?
Baltimore is close to several quality resorts that offer terrain for skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and skating. Check out these 10 regional ski resorts and take advantage of specials instead of enveloping your day in chores and boredom.
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Wintergreen resort( Handout photo / January 5, 2011 )
Route 664, Wintergreen, Va. (184 miles from Baltimore) 434-325-2200 or wintergreenresort.com
With 11,000 acres and a 1,003-foot vertical drop, Wintergreen Resort is Virginia's largest tubing park. The longest run totals 1.4 miles, with a trail breakdown of 23 percent beginner, 35 percent intermediate and 42 percent expert. Located on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Wintergreen Resort features 26 slopes, two tubing parks and two terrain parks.
What's new: Wintergeen Resort has made upgrades to its snow-making system. The only ski area on the East Coast to have all of its terrain covered by automated snowmaking, the resort doubled its snow production to add new trails and give customers more terrain sooner.
What it costs: Weekday ticket prices range from $35 to $60 for adults and $30 to $50 for children and seniors. Weekend tickets range from $35 at night to $82 for an adult extended session pass, and $30 at night to $65 per extended pass for children and seniors.