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Old 01-18-2011, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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The wife and I would like to go skiing this coming Sunday and stay for an overnighter. Since it is only one night and we can't leave until after church we'd like to stay within a couple hours of Manassas if possible. We want to stay at a resort at the skiing location as well. Any suggestions? It's been years since we've been skiing.

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Old 01-18-2011, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Just outside 2 hours from Manassas - you might consider Ski Liberty. My family and I headed to Ski Liberty about 10 days ago for the an overnight trip. It was just perfect for what we needed. It's not a destination resort (I'm from the West Coast and used to large places like Heavenly). It's not one I'd recommend to avid skiers but for families and intermediates, it was perfect.

Lines were not long and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. Lodging at the newly acquired Carroll Valley Gold Club was tastefully decorated inside - looks dated from outside but that was not an issue with us.

I'm sure you'll get other recs here. In fact, I started a thread a few weeks back asking for family friendly ones. You might still be able to find it here. Everyone gave varied opinions that might be helpful.

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Old 01-19-2011, 04:34 AM
 
Location: Fairfax Station, VA
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I like Massanutten. However I believe the onsite hotel/condos are a two night minimum. Within 5 miles of the mountain there are chain hotels (Marriott Courtyard, etc.)
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:42 AM
 
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Check out Blue Knob (although will be a 3 hour drive). It's my husband's preference although I don't think it's "resortish."
Blue Knob All Seasons Resort - Pennsylvania's Best Kept Secret, Ski It To Believe It. (http://www.blueknob.com/winter/ - broken link)
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:47 AM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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Welcome to Whitetail Resort

If you need a lesson request Sheila Chapelle.
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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We like Ski Liberty because it feels like an undiscovered gem. It's not a fancy place but the lines are short and I just like the feel of the place.
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Thanks all. I made a reservation just now for Ski Liberty.
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Bigfoot, I remember reading that you are/were a police officer; FYI to all other first responders and active military members.

On February 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, all ski resorts that fall under the White Tail Resort family are offering free ski lift tickets for all individual first responders (police, fire and EMTs) as well as active military members.

February 1: Roundtop
February 2: Liberty
February 3: White Tail

I plan on taking advantage of the offer and getting my snowboarding sessions in on the 2nd and 3rd.
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Old 01-22-2011, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Bigfoot, I remember reading that you are/were a police officer; FYI to all other first responders and active military members.

On February 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, all ski resorts that fall under the White Tail Resort family are offering free ski lift tickets for all individual first responders (police, fire and EMTs) as well as active military members.

February 1: Roundtop
February 2: Liberty
February 3: White Tail

I plan on taking advantage of the offer and getting my snowboarding sessions in on the 2nd and 3rd.

Thanks for the info. I am not the skier. The wife is. I'll be in the lodge watching football games. I've played many sports over the years but learned many years ago that I am NOT a skier.
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:37 AM
 
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As far as I know Ski Liberty is the closest skiing destination to Washington, DC.
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