Skiing Near DC - Top 5 Family Ski Resorts < 3hrs of DC 2023

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Discover the top 5 ski resorts perfect for family skiing near DC for the 2023-24 season! These resorts are not just close to home but also offer a range of activities and amenities to make your winter sports memorable. Each resort has a variety of difficulty levels from beginner to advanced.

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Table of Contents:

  1. Resorts in Pennsylvania (actually closest to DC!)
  2. Resorts in Virginia
  3. Fav Kids Winter Gear

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Pennsylvania Ski Resorts Near DC - Actually Closer Than Virginia!


Liberty Mountain Resort - Closest Mountain Skiing Near DC

Distance: Approx. 80 miles, 1.5 hours

Number of Ski Runs: Approximately 16

Cost: The average daily lift ticket cost is around $60-$80.

Address: 78 Country Club Trail, Carroll Valley, PA 17320

Just an hour and a half drive from DC and 80 miles away, Liberty Mountain Resort offers around 16 ski runs. Ideal for families, the resort provides beginner-friendly slopes, ski school, snow tubing, and a cozy lodge.

And you can stay at Liberty Resort to make it an easy getaway!


Whitetail Resort - Family-Friendly Skiing Under 2 hours from DC

Distance: Approx. 85 miles, 1.5 hours

Number of Ski Runs: Around 23

Cost: Daily lift tickets average between $70-$90.

Address: 13805 Blairs Valley Rd, Mercersburg, PA 17236

Whitetail Resort, a little over an hour's drive and about 85 miles from DC, boasts around 23 runs suitable for all levels. Its renowned ski school and friendly atmosphere make it a top choice for family skiing near DC.

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Bryce Resort - A Hidden Gem for Skiing Near DC

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Distance: Approx. 115 miles, 2 hours

Number of Ski Runs: About 8

Cost: Lift ticket prices are typically between $55-$75.

Address: 1982 Fairway Dr, Basye, VA 22810

About two hours and 115 miles from DC, Bryce Resort offers about 8 ski runs. Known for its family-friendly vibe, it’s a great spot for a quieter skiing experience, ideal for beginners and families. We loved it for Snow Tubing and Skating review here! We have plans to go this winter to try out skiing as I heard its great for beginngers.

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Roundtop Mountain Resort – A Short Drive for Great Skiing Near DC

Distance: Approx. 120 miles, 2 hours

Number of Ski Runs: Approximately 20

Cost: The average cost for a day's lift ticket is around $60-$80.

Address: 925 Roundtop Rd, Lewisberry, PA 17339

Located under two hours and 120 miles from DC, Roundtop Mountain Resort features around 20 ski runs. It's known for its welcoming atmosphere for families and beginners, offering a variety of lessons for first-time skiers.

Hotel Closeby: Marriott Residence Inn Harrisburg - we've stayed here twice and loved it! Indoor pool + kitchenettes makes it so kid-friendly!


Massanutten Resort – Skiing and Indoor Waterpark in Virginia

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Distance: Approx. 130 miles, 2.5 hours

Number of Ski Runs: Around 14

Cost: Lift tickets average around $70-$90.

Address: 1822 Resort Dr, Massanutten, VA 22840

Massanutten Resort, about 130 miles and 2.5 hours from DC, offers approximately 14 ski runs. More than just skiing, it's a complete vacation spot with indoor water parks and other family-friendly amenities.

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My Favorite Kids Winter Gear for Skiing

  1. Favorite Snow Pants for Littles: Artctix Kids Limitless Fleece Top Bib Overalls. My son says the fleece part is so soft that he doesn't want to put a shirt on underneath!
  2. Kids Winter Gloves - Snow & Ski Waterproof Youth Gloves for Boys & Girls
  3. Smartwool Socks for Kids are great for padding and warmth when on the rink. I bought Smartwool socks for my kids and they are wonderful. Yes, 1 pair is the price of a whole pack (or two!) of big box store socks but these are made of 73% Merino wool, 23% nylon, and 1% elastane. They are so comfortable and warm but you don’t sweat at all! I have had the same pair of Smartwool socks for 4 years and they are still going strong and this year my husband got his first pair and wears them like slippers! Tip: Definitely size up! They run super small. Lots of different styles to check out:
    1. Smartwool Kids Striped Hike Full Cushion Crew (Toddler/Little Kid)
    2. Smartwool Wintersport Mountain Sock - Kid's

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