100 hot and cold winter getaways [Pictures]
By now we're all three layers deep into our down-filled parkas and up to our ankles in slushy, cold white stuff. Perhaps a winter getaway is not in order. Maybe a beach vacation? But whether you like it hot or cold, here are 100 destinations sure to hit the spot.
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Wisp Ski Resort, Maryland( Wisp Resort Photo, Baltimore Sun / January 5, 2011 )
Distance from Baltimore: 182 miles, about a three-hour drive
Why it's cool: It's the only ski resort in Maryland. The resort, located in Western Maryland, is in the process of being sold. It opens for the season in mid-December, offering 32 trails spread over 132 acres, with a 700-foot vertical drop.
Don't miss: Bear Claw Aventure Park, which hosts Wisp's other attractions, including snow tubing, ice skating, snowmobile tours, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing and the Mid-Atlantic's only mountain coaster -- a combination Alpine slide and roller coaster.
Information: 296 Marsh Hill Road, McHenry, wispresort.com, 301-387-4000