Fitadelphia: Where to Ski Near Philly

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For the beginner …
Rated first in the U.S., Ski Roundtop’s learn-to-ski-or-snowboard program includes all-day access to six slopes and three lifts, plus instruction and rentals for less than $100. Slope secret: This part of the township is no longer dry—après-ski drinks for everyone! Distance from Philly: About 90 miles. Lewisberry.

For skiers with snowboarder pals …
Jack Frost offers 21 gladed trails for skiers, and just five miles away, Big Boulder boasts 60 acres of tricked-out snowboarding parks. Slope secret: Splurge-worthy Tex-Mex. Jack Frost and Big Boulder both have burrito bars. Distance from Philly: About 100 miles. Blakeslee.

For the thrill-seeker …
Not only does Blue Mountain lay claim to the greatest vertical in the state—all 1,082 feet of it—but also the Big AirBag, a huge, air-filled pad used to cushion landings during aerial maneuvers. If you can ski straight, you can hurl yourself off the snow ramp. Slope secret: Business peeps score $10 off lift tickets on Tuesdays. Distance from Philly: 75 miles. Danielsville.

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