It’s officially meteorological winter so it’s time to talk about “sliding across a wind-blasted frozen hellscape” or more specifically skiing in the Mid-Atlantic.
Are you doing your wall-sits?
It started early
Mid-Atlantic Ski Season Begins – DCSki
A number of ski areas in the wider region opened the week of Thanksgiving. Some higher elevation Allegheny ski areas saw snow as early as mid-October. Warmer weather has closed some areas though.
A commuter skier’s guide to ski areas close enough to do in a day from the Washington, D.C. area. Over a decade’s worth of profiles and rankings.
A third consecutive La Nina winter is forecast (ABC News) and that’s not great for natural snowfall (National Weather Service). DCStorms has an interesting forecast, perhaps a little optimistic for snow lovers. The Post‘s Capital Weather Gang is not as optimistic. Winter has changed around here.
Last winter, D.C. area was snowless after mid-January. West Virginia was dry as a bone for much of the season. A late-season storm did get me out to Massanutten in March though.
I’m hoping to get several ski days this season. I might even do a Friday night/Saturday full trip to Northeast Pennsylvania.
Cheap skiing for 4th and 5th graders
Sadly, Pennsylvania ended their pass during the pandemic, though a large operator may have contributed or so I have read.
Where to get your ski coverage
If you are skiing south of the Mason Dixon line, you can get a lot of lengthy updates and boosterism here. I haven’t waded into the forums yet.
Another winter sport – Broomball
Do you like hockey? Are you looking for another way to use winter? Check out broomball, a co-ed rec sport played on ice rinks.
If you still use Twitter, check out my Mid-Atlantic-Skiing listA Twitter List by doubleuefwhy