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Heavy snow powders slopes for ski trips through March

March 10, 2003|by KEVIN CLAPP

kevinc@herald-mail.com

While so much snow blanketing the Tri-State ground this winter may seem a burden to some, others have viewed the mountainous white stuff as a recreational coup.

Though several ski areas nearby offer opportunities to channel the inner snowbunny, as ski season winds down, a flurry of resorts within a day's drive can provide a last hurrah before ski equipment is put in a deep freeze for another year.

With visions of slaloms and moguls in mind, here is a taste of the resorts available just a few hours' drive away. All season-ending dates are subject to change, as are the number of open slopes and trails.

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In Maryland:


Wisp at Deep Creek Mountain Resort

McHenry, Md.

1-301-387-4911

Distance from Hagerstown: 123 miles

No. of slopes/trails: 22

Ski until: April 6

On the Web: www.skiwisp.com

In Pennsylvania:


Blue Knob Ski Area

Claysburg, Pa.

1-800-458-3403

Distance from Hagerstown: 94 miles

No. of slopes/trails: 34

Ski until: March 31

On the Web: www.blueknob.com

Blue Mountain

Palmerton, Pa.

1-610-826-7700

Distance from Hagerstown: 180 miles

No. of slopes/trails: 29

Ski until: To be determined, depending on weather conditions

On the Web: www.skibluemt.com

Jack Frost Mountain

Blakeslee, Pa.

1-570-443-8425

Distance from Hagerstown: 190 miles

No. of slopes/trails: 30

Ski until: March 23

On the Web: www.jackfrostbigboulder.com

Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Champion, Pa.

1-800-452-2223

Distance from Hagerstown: 135 miles

No. of slopes/trails: 31

Ski until: To be determined, depending on weather conditions

On the Web: www.7springs.com

In Virginia:


Bryce Resort

Basye, Va.

1-800-821-1444

Distance from Hagerstown: 101 miles

No. of slopes/trails: 8

Ski until: March 21 (tentative)

On the Web: www.bryceresort.com

Massanutten Resort

McGaheysville, Va.

1-540-289-9441

Distance from Hagerstown: 125 miles

No. of slopes/trails: 14

Ski until: March 16

On the Web: www.massresort.com

Wintergreen Resort

Wintergreen, Va.

1-434-325-2200

Distance from Hagerstown: 170 miles

No. of slopes/trails: 20

Ski until: Late March

On the Web: www.wintergreenresort.com

In West Virginia:


Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center

Davis, W.Va.

1-800-622-4121

Distance from Hagerstown: 139 miles

No. of slopes/trails: 34

Ski until: Late March

On the Web: www.canaanresort.com

Snowshoe

Snowshoe, W.Va.

1-877-441-4386

Distance from Hagerstown: 232 miles

No. of slopes/trails: 57

Ski until: April 6

On the Web: www.snowshoemtn.com

Timberline

Canaan Valley, W.Va.

1-800-766-9464

Distance from Hagerstown: 160 miles

No. of slopes/trails: 35

Ski until: April 6

On the Web: www.timberlineresort.com

Winterplace

Flat Top, W.Va.

1-800-607-7669

Distance from Hagerstown: 327 miles

No. of slopes/trails: 27

Ski until: March 23

On the Web: www.winterplace.com

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