It’s only a matter of days now till winter gets here and what better way to make the most of it than to go out skiing with friends and family. If that is the plan, you better make arrangements fast so that you don’t miss your spot. After hours of research, we came up with a list of the best ski resorts you will find near Baltimore. We’ve considered a variety of factors including how long it would take for you to get there, the size of the mountain and the terrain, state of the slope and the trails. So without further ado, check out our list and see what works for you.
With over 120 skiable acres this resort adds a little luxury accommodation on top of the winter recreation activities it offers with its spa, dining, and indoor entertainment. It has six trails for beginners, four for intermediate skiers and 14 for advanced users. Plus there is a snow tubing park and a two terrain parks as well. Wintergreen Resort keeps its terrain parks continually reshaped keeping them in their best shape for new challenges. The resort also offers a fitness center, a fun park for the kids, as well as resources for other activities such as ice skating and golfing.
Weekends and Holidays Cost: $69
Weekday/ Midweek Costs: $59
Opening/Closing hours: Daily from 9 am to 5 pm
It will take you about 3 hours to drive to Massanutten Resort from Baltimore. Even though this resort only has about 70 acres of skiable land, it is altogether spread on a vast 6,000 acres which is nothing to sneeze at. From gift shops and boutiques to nightclubs and even restaurants, Massanutten Resort has it all. However, the main attraction for serious skiers is the 1,110 feet vertical drop from a 2,925 summit with 14 trails, 7 lifts, and 2 terrain parks. Overall the resort covers a vast area including the Shenandoah Valley which is often an attraction for those looking to host live events.
Cost: Weekdays ($60), Weekend ($80)
Opening/Closing hours: 9 am to 9 pm daily
This resort is located over 180 miles from Baltimore which means you will have to endure close to a 3-hour drive just to get there. The good news is that it will all be worth it as this resort comes with one of the highest summits you will find in Baltimore at 3,115 feet. The vertical drop is about 700 feet with a massive 132 acres of skiable land. For serious skiers, Wisp is one the best location and for a good reason, this resort also comes with an outdoor ice skating rink, over 20 miles of snowshoeing and cross-country terrain not to mention NASTAR racing that everyone can participate in. If you are just starting to learn how to ski, you can use one of the nine rails for beginners. There are also 11 trails for experts with 14 more set aside for intermediate skiers.
Cost: Adults $59 and children from 6 to 12 years at $49
Opening/ Closing hours: Daily 9 am to 5 pm
Roundtop Mountain Resort
Elevated to about 1,335 feet and a vertical drop that is 600 feet long, the Roundtop Mountain Resort has over 100 acres of skiable terrain for the ultimate skiing adventure seekers. It is a family-friendly resort with 5 beginner trails that are easy to maneuver. It also comes with six advanced expert level trails plus 14 tubing lanes and two extra terrain parks. If you are driving from Baltimore, it’s a one and a half hour driver to this top-rated resort for skiing and snowboarding. This is a wonderful location for a family getaway as there are other events such as the pond swimming contest or the vertical challenge that are great for families and friends.
Cost: Midweek $60, Weekend and holidays $69
Opening/ Closing hours: Weekdays 9 am to 10 pm, 8 am to 10 pm on Holidays and Weekends
Timberline Four Seasons Resort
There is a reason why Timberline Four Seasons Resort is a top-ranked glade skiing location in the east. Just 211 miles away from Baltimore, it will take you about 4 hours to drive to Timberline. This resort features one of the longest trails you will find in and the ski school lessons they offer are taught by experts in the industry as well. When it comes to the status of the slope, expect an elevation of up to 4,268 feet with a vertical drop of 1000 feet which is the highest you will find south of New England. There are 16 trails for beginners, seven for expert skiers and nine for intermediates. There is also a 31-acre terrain park for glade skiing which is great.
Cost: Adults $74, Children $53, $199 Family package
Opening / Closing hours: Daily 8 am – 9pm
Camelback Mountain Resort
If you are looking for another alternative that will work well for you and the family, Camelback Mountain Resort is a great option. It is only 195 miles from Baltimore which roughly translates to a 3-hour drive. It comes with 11 trails for beginners, 7 for advanced users, and 11 for intermediates. You can also use one of the 42 snow tubing lanes that come with a half pipe and 4 extra terrain parks. There is more. This resort sits on over 150 acres of skiable land with a vertical drop of 800 foot. In fact, Camelback has earned a couple of awards such as the Conversion Cup from NSAA (National Ski Area Association).
Cost: $45 Youth and $53 for seniors
Opening/Closing Hours: Mon to Thur 12 pm to 7 pm, Weekend and Holidays 9 am to 10 pm
If you are looking to engage in some Terrain Based learning, there are is no better way to go about it than to visit Blue Mountain. It will take you about 3 hours to get to this resort that is perched in the Kittatinny Mountains above the Appalachian trails. It has one of the highest vertical drops at 1,082 feet with each terrain being dedicated to particular skiing skill set. As if that is not enough, this resort offers a fun park that teaches your kids some snowshoeing which is great. With 30 trails, this resort offers 14 for beginners, 11 for experts and 4 for intermediate skiers. There is a snow tubing lane and 6 terrain parks included.
Cost: Lift tickets for 12 and younger $45, and $55 for 13 and older
Opening/Closing Hours: Weekday 9 am to 5 pm, Weekend 9 pm to 12 am/ 12 am to 5 pm
Ski Resorts Near Baltimore Map
If you are an avid skier, you will agree that now is the right time to plan your getaway with your family and friends as winter fast approaches. With our list of the best locations near Baltimore, you will know just where to look for the ultimate winter adventure.