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3 Ski Resorts for Everyone in Your Group to Enjoy Themselves

Got your sights on the slopes? Here are three options for different types of ski-­resort experiences.

Photograph courtesy of Hidden Valley.


Hidden Valley

location_onHidden Valley, Pennsylvania

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School is in session at the family-friendly destination, which has a robust ski-instruction program for novices of all ages. Many of the easier and intermediate runs have slow ski zones, and the trails are well groomed throughout the season.



Seven Springs

location_onSeven Springs, Pennsylvania

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There are 33 trails to explore during the day, but the mountainside party kicks off after dark, when a large swath of runs remain open until 9 pm. Warm up at the resort’s massive watering hole, the Foggy Goggle, where hot drinks are paired with live music and dancing.



Blue Knob

location_onClaysburg, Pennsylvania

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This spot is home to the highest skiable mountain in the state, with a 1,072-foot vertical. Advanced and expert skiers can choose from 13 demanding runs, including a bowl, with steep or narrow paths on the lower section of the mountain, plus a terrain park.

This article appears in the January 2024 issue of Washingtonian.

Daniella Byck
Lifestyle Editor

Daniella Byck joined Washingtonian in 2022. She was previously with Outside Magazine and lives in Northeast DC.