Mid-Atlantic ski resorts are in a constant battle to make each season better than the last by adding new lifts, new lodges, and the ever popular increase in snowmaking capacity.
The familiar pattern continues for the 2012-2013 winter season, with local resorts continuing to invest in capital improvements to keep their customers happy and to be competitive with other resorts in the region.
To find out what's new at your favorite resorts, scroll below. Or, to view improvements from prior seasons, click on a year.
What's New for 2012/2013:
What’s New for 2012: Hidden Valley Resort
December 23, 2012: Visitors to Pennsylvania’s Hidden Valley Resort will find a number of improvements this winter, including a widened Voyager trail and snowmaking enhancements.
What’s New for 2012: Wintergreen Resort
November 25, 2012: Wintergreen Resort is in the midst of a major snowmaking upgrade, which will double its already impressive snowmaking production.
What’s New for 2012: The Homestead
November 25, 2012: This winter, The Homestead debuts the Allegheny Springs Winter Wonderland, which will provide ice skating and swimming in addition to skiing.
What’s New for 2012: Beech Mountain Resort
November 22, 2012: North Carolina’s Beech Mountain Resort is celebrating its 45th anniversary this winter. Thanks to recent snowmaking enhancements, Beech has the best snowmaking capacity in the resort’s history.
What’s New for 2012: Seven Springs Resort
November 22, 2012: Dozens of improvements across Seven Springs Mountain Resort should provide skiers and boarders with a better experience this winter. The Pennsylvania resort has made strategic investments in snowmaking improvements, added an additional terrain park, and initiated a mountain beautification program that has made subtle refinements throughout.
What’s New for 2012: Sugar Mountain Resort
October 27, 2012: North Carolina’s Sugar Mountain Resort is hoping that its 5,300-foot elevation will bring plenty of natural snow this winter. But to hedge its bets, the resort has invested a quarter million dollars in snowmaking improvements.