First week of Feb, 2023. What's the closest place to DC that doesn't suck?
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chuck_wow
February 2, 2023
Member since 01/14/2023 🔗
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Looking at regional options and the hills are looking sad. Lots of trails not open. Cams are showing mud. What's the closest place to here right now that's not just sad and gross?
imp - DCSki Supporter 
February 2, 2023
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timberline, but don't go there you won't want to leave

all the snowmaking trails at Laurel will be open saturday

Shotmaker
February 2, 2023
Member since 02/18/2014 🔗
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chuck_wow wrote:

Looking at regional options and the hills are looking sad. Lots of trails not open. Cams are showing mud. What's the closest place to here right now that's not just sad and gross?

 Snowshoe.

AaronS
February 2, 2023
Member since 01/25/2023 🔗
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Definitely timberline.  I'm sure snowshoe is great also but it's an extra 1.5 hrs from DC.

imp wrote:

timberline, but don't go there you won't want to leave

all the snowmaking trails at Laurel will be open saturday

fosphenytoin - DCSki Supporter 
February 2, 2023
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Elk in Northeastern PA.  Not the closest but it is my favorite in mid-Atlantic region.  
bryantfsu93
February 3, 2023
Member since 01/29/2021 🔗
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Don't sleep on Massanutten, it is less of a drive than TLine or Snowshoe and has a good bit of open terrain. 

 

SeniorSki
February 3, 2023
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If you are skiing the weekend you might want to consider Canaan, they are up too 19 trails with a good mix of beginner, intermediate and advance trails, great value, 4 hr flex that starts when you hit the first gate, no high speed lifts but no crowds either. I imagine snowshoe and timberline will be packed. You might also consider Blue Mt, mid week. 
marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
February 3, 2023
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Daytime snowmaking at Massanutten for a few days.  I would guess by the weekend of Feb. 4-5 that there will be three ways down from the top.  They are also working to re-open Meadow and get Easy Street (Geronimo) widened out again.  The base on Southern Comfort was very deep and wider than past seasons when I was there over MLK weekend.  Same for Upper Showtime now that there are fan guns instead of the old noisy stick guns.
HVdad
February 3, 2023
Member since 01/9/2018 🔗
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All the Vail resorts in the Laurel Highlands have great coverage and no mud. Laurel has now Wildcat top to bottom. Laurel also has a great vibe and the legendary Wildcat Lounge, but please don't tell anyone. ;-)

ShredDMV
February 6, 2023
Member since 09/23/2022 🔗
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Here is footage out of Wisp at Deep Creek Lake, MD!  Enjoyed my time out there over this weekend.  Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00u__ai_VJ4

Evans Dad - DCSki Supporter 
February 7, 2023
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Nice video! 
needawax
February 7, 2023
Member since 04/19/2019 🔗
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The Laurel Highlands resorts or Snowshoe would be your best bet.  Assuming things hold up with this warm spell we are now having for the next couple of days.

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