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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Elk Mountain Ski Resort, Pennsylvania( Photo courtesy of Elk Mountain Ski Resort / December 15, 2011 )
Distance from Baltimore: 230 miles, about a four-hour drive
Why it's cool: Good, old-fashioned skiing with great views. It's also situated at an ideal elevation for snowmaking. The lodge sits at about 1,700 feet elevation, and the top of the mountain reaches 2,700 feet. it offers 27 trails.
Don't miss: The Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is less than hour away. The casino offers more than 2,300 slots and electronic games as well as 80 table games. A hotel is being built at the site and is set to open in 2013.
Information:344 Elk Mountain Road, Union Dale, Pa. 18470, elkskier.com.