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9 Best Ski Destinations for Families in and Around Maryland

By Ian-Spiegel Blum

9 Best Ski Destinations for Families in and Around Maryland

While Maryland itself might not have many mountains to boast about, it is in a prime location for easy access to excellent skiing opportunities in neighboring states. This winter, consider traveling around Maryland or to one of your friendly neighbors for a family ski trip to remember. Here are the nine best ski destinations for families in and around Maryland! 

1. Wisp Resort, McHenry, MD

The Wisp Resort in McHenry, Maryland, is one of the premier ski resorts in the area for the entire family. They offer season passes and free learning programs. Stay at the Lodge at the Wisp in one of their over 102 suites and 67 guest rooms.

2. Liberty Mountain Resort, Carroll Valley, PA

Liberty Mountain Resort in Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania, is just outside of Maryland, but well worth the trip. The entire family will enjoy the slopes, the fine dining, and the spa treatment that awaits.

3. Whitetail Resort, Mercersburg, PA

Whitetail Resort is a just under two hours outside of Baltimore and straddles the state line between Maryland and Pennsylvania. This resort offers snow tubing, children’s programs, lessons, camps, and wonderful skiing.

4. Timberline Four Seasons Resort, Davis, WV

From Oakland, Maryland, head south for an hour over the West Virginia border for a fun-filled weekend at the Timberline Four Seasons Resort in Davis. The resort is family owned and operated and welcomes families of all ages. Whether you’re a ski fanatic or trying it out for the first time, Timberline should be on your consideration list.

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5. Roundtop Mountain Resort, Lewisberry, PA

Roundtop Mountain Resort is owned by the same folks that run Liberty Mountain and Whitetail Resort, and you can expect the same high-quality experience here. Only an hour outside of Whitehall, Maryland, Roundtop is a premier skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing family vacation destination.

6. Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center, Davis, WV

Like Timberline Four Seasons Resort, Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center takes advantage of the excellent skiing conditions in Davis, West Virginia. They have 47 trails for skiing and snowboarding, rental equipment on-site, and lessons. Consider a ski package to make the most out of your family trip. 

7. Massanutten Resort, Massanutten, VA

The Shenandoah Valley is one of the east coast’s most prized treasures, so taking a little extra time to experience it, and Massanutten Resort, will be well worth it. While the resort is slightly further than others featured, the wide variety of sporting, relaxing, shopping, and dining options more than make up for it. This is best reserved for a weekend away with the family!

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8. Wintergreen Resort, Wintergreen, VA

Wintergreen Resort is about two hours outside of Maryland, but the nearly endless array of activities makes it a must-see. Winter activities include a terrain park, ice skating, fun park for kids and families, ski and snowboard lessons, and more. Make sure to check out their website for current passes and deals.

9. Blue Knob All Seasons Resort, Claysburg, PA

Travel just under two hours outside of Hagerstown, Maryland, to visit the highest ski mountain in Pennsylvania at the Blue Knob All Seasons Resort. Stay on-site and take part in their ski school with ski patrol on the lookout to ensure you and your family remain safe. 

Due to the escalation of the coronavirus outbreak, local destinations for outdoor recreation may be closed. Please visit official websites for more information.

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