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.
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While it’s unlikely you’d go all the way to Lisbon, Portugal, for just one dish, there’s certainly one bite you must have while you’re there: the egg tart. Pastel de nata (cream pastry) is a national obsession that has become a bucket-list bite for nearly every traveler to the country’s seaside capital. Fortunately for tourists, the city’s most iconic landmark, Belém Tower, is located just across the street and down the shoreline from the city’s undisputed powerhouse of pastel, Pastéis de Bélem. Unfortunately for visitors, the line leading to Pastéis de Bélem’s bakery counter may be the longest line found anywhere in the city, as salivating hordes wait their turn to taste the original, secret recipe invented by the monks of the nearby Jerónimos Monastery in Santa Maria de Bélem, itself an architecture masterpiece that places it at the top of any Lisbon must-list.