Pulse: How We Spend: Weekend Getaway: Skiing in NY

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Why: NY State has more than 1,000 trails and more ski areas than any other state.
For couples: Lake Placid’s Whiteface Lodge has a package running through March. Stay in one of its well-appointed suites, and you’ll get free lift tickets and free breakfast. Prices start at $446 a night.
Plus: Whiteface has a spa, three restaurants, a heated swimming pool, an ice-skating rink, and a game room with bowling lanes.
Travel time: Six hours by car. Thewhitefacelodge.com.

For families: In the Greek Peak ski area, you’ll find the Hope Lake Lodge, where rooms start at $355 for a family of four.
Plus: Included in the price of the room are free passes to the on-site indoor water park. (Kids and adults will love tubing, too.)
Travel time: A three-and-a-half-hour drive from Philly. Hopelakelodge.com.