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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Canaan Valley Resort( Handout photo / November 25, 2005 )
Canaan Valley Resort
230 Main Lodge Road, Davis, WV (202 miles from Baltimore)
1-800-622-4121 or canaanresort.com
More than 40 slopes decorate this West Virginian ski resort, located in the Allegheny Mountains about a four-hour drive from Baltimore. With a vertical drop of 850 feet, the trail breakdown is 30 percent beginner, 40 percent intermediate and 30 percent advanced. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, Canaan Valley Resort offers airboarding, snow tubing and ice skating.
What's new: A tubing park with 10 lanes, one of which is 1,200-feet long. Also new are renovated facilities, warming areas and a beginner ski slope complete with teaching area.
What it costs: Weekday adult rates range from $25 to $37. Junior and senior weekday tickets range from $18 to $27. Weekend tickets are between $35 and $55 for adults; $22 and $45 for juniors and seniors.