Saturday morning marked the beginning of the ski season for several Mid-Atlantic resorts, and more resorts are scheduled to open in the next several days. After a relentless stretch of warm temperatures throughout much of December, winter made a welcome arrival, allowing area resorts to fire up the snowguns in recent days. The long-term forecast shows cold temperatures lingering into January.
Pennsylvania’s Hidden Valley, Seven Springs, and Jack Frost Resort; Virginia’s Wintergreen Resort; and West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort all opened for skiing on Saturday morning with limited terrain. Massanutten, Shawnee Mountain, and Wisp are scheduled to open on Sunday.
Most other resorts in the region should open within the next few days. Pennsylvania’s Liberty Mountain, Ski Roundtop, and Whitetail resorts have all begun snowmaking and may open by the middle of the week.
As always, before making a trip, check directly with the ski resort for the latest opening conditions. For the next few days, open terrain will mostly be limited to beginner trails. Terrain and base depths will expand as excellent snowmaking conditions continue.
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M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.
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