Ski slope between NYC + DC?
January 7, 2010 1:58 PM   Subscribe

Ski slope between NYC + DC?

I am trying to find a good skiing location between NYC and DC.

I am looking at this google map, but the listed slopes all have reviews saying "take the time to go up to the Poconos". I am trying to minimize the travel time for my friends coming from DC.

Can any of you speak towards these slopes (Blue Mountain, Spring Mountain, Roundtop)? Should I push for going to a place up in the Poconos?

Thanks for your time-
posted by cgs to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Blue Mountain is about as good as anything else in the poconos. Spring Mountain is quite small and I've never heard of Roundtop.
posted by wigner3j at 2:24 PM on January 7, 2010

Sno Mountain - once known as Montage Mountain is alright. I'm not a big skiier or anything, but I've skiied (I can't spell) it and it was as decent as I know.
posted by Sassyfras at 3:01 PM on January 7, 2010

Another possibility is Ski Liberty, outside of Gettysburg, PA. Not too convenient for you, but...
posted by minimii at 3:23 PM on January 7, 2010

If you are willing to travel farther, the best skiing on the east coast south of Vermont is snowshoe in West Virginia. Your best bet would be bus/train down to DC, then driving there with your friends.
posted by BigVACub at 3:55 PM on January 7, 2010 [1 favorite]

Loved Snowshoe when I went there last year. There's also Wisp near Deep Creek Lake in western Maryland, although it gets very crowded on the weekends. Its about a four hour drive from DC. The only other place I've been to near DC is Whitetail (a little over an hour), which also gets pretty crowded on the weekends. I can't speak for the places you listed. I just moved to PA and I'm itching to get out there and try them myself.
posted by Nolechick11 at 4:26 PM on January 7, 2010 [1 favorite]

I can third the rec for Snowshoe -- probably not super convenient for you, but I love it there.
posted by ThatSomething at 7:26 PM on January 7, 2010

2nding Ski Liberty. Was fun night skiing there 34 years ago, when only the west side slopes were cut, on a high school trip from Silver Spring, MD.
posted by doncoyote at 9:43 PM on January 7, 2010

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