DCSki Resort Profiles
DCSki has detailed profiles of 34 major ski resorts in the Mid-Atlantic region. Click on a resort name below to read DCSki's independent review of the resort. Profiles include an overview, statistics, trail map, current conditions, related news, upcoming events, reader comments, and nearby lodging. Be sure to check out DCSki's interactive map as well. Profiles are updated continuously throughout the year.
The following resorts are all downhill ski areas (although some have cross-country trails). If you are a cross-country skier, DCSki strongly recommends checking out the White Grass Touring Center and Elk River Touring Center, both located in West Virginia.
You may view a list of recent updates to these resort profiles.
|Seven Springs Mountain Resort|
|Hidden Valley Resort|
|Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain|
|Bryce Four Seasons Resort|
|Roundtop Mountain Resort|
|Blue Mountain Ski Area|
|Elk Mountain Ski Resort|
Recent reader comments on resort profiles:
Comments on Snowshoe - posted by Chris
April 29 at 10:52 am
Ski'd there in April of this year - the latest that I have ever ski'd!!! Had a wonderful time!!
Comments on Blue Knob - posted by Michael Linkroum
March 16 at 5:53 pm
Never been there and I live way down by Charlotte,too far,but judging by the reviews and trail map it would be my stomping grounds if I lived in any of the mid Atlantic cities like DC,Balt,Pitt,Philly.Appears to be a skiers mountain and not a resort like 7 Springs or Snowshoe,which is a big bonus!One of these days when I get more $$,I'm making a long road trip to hit Timberline and Blue Knob all in one trip!Of course it will have to be after lots of natural snow has fallen!
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Blue Knob Four Seasons Resort
Comments on Snowshoe - posted by ILV2SKI
March 7 at 9:08 pm
I just left Snowshoe this afternoon, I have skied there every 2 weeks since Jan 1, have to say the slopes have never been better all year. Hats off to the snow-making and grooming crews. After last years warm weather, it was sure nice to see Lower Shays in fantastic shape. But this is a place when you come and visit midweek, or for that matter in March, be prepared for some inconvenience. Seasonal staff have already begun to leave for summer jobs. The Restaurants will be closing or cutting days as patrons begin to dwindle. The resort is a long way from convenient stores and gas stations, so plan ahead. There is very little to no cell phone service in the area, because of the US government and National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank WV.
Comments on Spring Mountain - Bad Experience - posted by Meryl
March 6 at 2:25 am
My friend and I went snow tubing. It was a mild evening, but was very icy and dangerous at the bottom of the run. People were getting hurt left and right, some going to the hospital. Also, after your run you had to go down some steps to walk around and get in line again. There was a significant drop from the last step to the ground, and it was not only sloped but icy and very dangerous. They offer a 4 hour evening session from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. My friend and I got there at 7 p.m., only did 3 runs and both got hurt. We went to speak with the owner and he was very unsympathetic and not helpful at all, making excuses all the while. We basically wasted our money. There's also a sign up when you come in to pay that says if they have 200 people during a session, you may only get one run an hour.
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Comments on Snowshoe - posted by Tim
March 5 at 11:56 pm
Don't waste your time with Snowshoe. I'm 33 years old. My wife and I do a ski trip once a year and decided on Snowshoe this year. We were very disappointed and will never go back. We had our trip booked to stay March 4th and 5th at Expedition Station. We arrived a day early and booked a room at The Inn at Snowshoe. I'm sure it was nice when it was built but we have stayed at nicer Motel 8's. Obviously no money is being put back into the building. Our room was dirty, the lady who checked us in acted like she was put out because we wanted a room for the night. Her name tag said Stacy. Breakfast buffet was outstanding. That was the best part of that stay. When we checked into Expedition station the next day that staff was rude. No cell phone service anywhere. You can only make a long distance call from a calling card and the shops to buy these close earlier than expected. The slopes close at 4:30 every day. You can ski at another close by resort but you have to drive or be shuttled there. Why would I spend the extra money to stay slope side to have to drive to another resort to ski? I walked to a nearby shop to buy a sweat shirt. The only one I liked in the entire place was my size and everything, when I went to pay for it the lady told me she couldn't sell it to me because the tag was missing and she didn't know how much to charge me for it. I told her to give me a price I really like it and she said "sorry, I can't sell it to you".
We walked to to pool and there was a life guard which was nice but there was a lot of college kids getting drunk in the hot tub which was allowed and tolerated by the life guard. We were annoyed after 10 minutes and went to our room. My wife said "lets rent a movie tonight at the store down the road". I agreed. so we left the pool and found the store which was closed at 8:00 PM. We had to drive to the bottom of the mountain 6 miles away to buy any snacks, popcorn, etc. There were other issues that I could explain but I think you get my point. We had enough tonight and drove home a day early instead of staying until tomorrow.
We went to Holiday Valley last year and the trip was absolutely perfect. The staff from Snowshoe along with all other patrons gave the perception to my family that "you should be greatful that we let you come here". Instead of the perception that should be made, "Welcome, thanks for coming, were glad your here,let us know if we can do anything to make your stay more enjoyable."
If any Snowshoe representitive would like to contact me please leave a name and number and I will contact you. Or if you want to contact me directly we stayed in room 326. All of you readers I will let you know if anybody from snowshoe was interested in hearing from me.
Comments on Seven Springs - posted by Anti nutting
March 5 at 6:30 pm
Seven springs is nowhere near as busy as it use to be. Actually heard a rumor from a friend that works at valley who was told that so far they have well over 2000 new pass holders (told me that 2 days after they went on sale). And that number is getting bigger daily. If its that high at valley imagine what its like at wisp or blue knob. As i said before it would not surprise me if they went bankrupt for the winter months. It takes MILiONS to build a park structure such as theirs and if there arent enough paying customers they have 2 choices go bankrupt or get rid of the parks. After what we have seen has been prioritized this season i think the answer to that question is pretty obvious. Probably wont happen next season but it will in the near future.
Ps. I have not been to a pirates game in 10 years
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Seven Springs Mountain Resort