Washington, D.C. lies just east of one of the country’s most beautiful mountain ranges. Aside from incredible views, it also offers easy access to plenty of great ski resorts. If you’re looking for a quick daytrip to shred some snow, have a look at these.
Canaan Valley houses two wonderful ski resorts practically within walking distance of each other. Canaan Valley Resort and Timberline aren’t exactly fancy, but they provide a great opportunity to ski just two hours away. There are no powered ski lifts, so you’ll have to hoof it most of the time, but the views can’t be beat.
Whitetail Resort in Pennsylvania is only 90 minutes outside of D.C. and boasts the highest runs within a two-hour drive. Some of the best features include 23 runs, lights for night skiing and a vertical drop of 935 feet. On the backside of the mountain you’ll find three advanced runs for experienced skiers, while the front houses a terrain park and halfpipe.
Snowshoe Mountain is the largest ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic region with 56 trails and a vertical drop of 1,500 feet. It also boasts several terrain parks and an average snowfall of 180 inches, making it ready for skiers for nearly the entire season. It’s 4.5 hours from D.C., but the drive is more than worth it.
Never been skiing a day in your life? Then Wisp Ski Resort is your best option. The resort caters to beginners and families with small kids. They have a variety of easy slopes to try along with plenty of group programs to help you get your skis wet.
Seven Springs has one of the largest collections of terrain parks and obstacles on the East Coast. Though they cater primarily to snowboarders, skiers will also find plenty to keep them busy. The Olympic-sized halfpipe brings in top competitors from around the country, while the lively nightlife at the resort brings in a younger crowd.
South America is a continent made for romance. As the birthplace of many seductive dances, this area knows how to show love and how to show it well. Newlyweds will love to take in the sights and culture of different places in South America while celebrating their love. Couples will enjoy being welcomed into the various countries by the friendly locals. There is a bevy of environments, including rainforests, beaches, deserts and even glaciers. South America offers a lot to a couple looking to bask in the afterglow of their wedding.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
You’ve seen the signs at the airport and watched with envy as other travelers sped through security and/or passport control, but what exactly are these programs so many travelers use to breeze in and out of airports, and how do they differ?