Ski Resorts Near DC - Glade Weekend Warrior Series

The definitive guide to ski resorts near DC

As part of our weekend warrior content series, this week we’re focusing on skiing near DC. With this content series, we hope to inspire weekend warriors around the country to get out there an explore their backyard.

That said, if you're looking for a new backyard, check out our other posts on skiing in North Carolinaskiing near NYC, skiing near Boston, skiing near Seattle, skiing in California, and skiing near Chicago.

Our guide to the ski resorts near DC begins below:


Ski Resorts Near DC 

Wisp Ski Resort

Located in Western Maryland, Wisp Ski Resort is the ideal option for the novice DC skier or snowboarder. Wisp is one of the longest running operations in the DC region and has great variety for skiers and snowboarders looking to improve their skills.

  • Drive from DC: 3 hours
  • Skiable acres: 172
  • Vertical: 700 feet 


Whitetail Resort

This Pennsylvania resort is the go-to option for a day trip from DC. A wide variety of terrain from beginner to expert, including a terrain park and halfpipe, make Whitetail Ski Resort a great "sick day" option. Whitetail is described by many as a modern resort with a western feel.

  • Drive from DC: 1.5 hours
  • Skiable acres: 120
  • Vertical: 935 feet


Liberty Ski Resort

A short 79 mile trip awaits anyone looking to ski Liberty from the DC area. Just 8 miles outside of Gettysburg, PA, Liberty has 16 trails and 3 terrain parks for skiers and snowboarders.

  • Drive from DC: 1.25 hours
  • Skiable acres: 91
  • Vertical: 620 feet


Wintergreen Ski Resort

Skiing in Virginia? Yes! A three hour jaunt from DC will land you at this idyllic resort in the heart of Virginia's Blue Mountains. Wintergreen lift tickets run just under $60 on the weekend and the mountain features 100% snow making coverage.

  • Drive from DC: 3 hours
  • Skiable acres: 129
  • Vertical: 1,003 feet