The holidays have arrived and there’s no end to winter in sight. If you find that you need a little getaway to unwind from the season’s festivities, there are many places a short drive away where you can enjoy the beauty of nature and get a sweat going as well.


We’re talking about skiing, of course! There’s no shortage of amazing day trips from your apartment in Wilmington for hitting the slopes. From skiing to snowboarding and even sledding with the kids, here’s the best skiing near Wilmington, Delaware for the whole family.

Skiing with friends in the woods

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Massanutten Resort (McGaheysville, VA)

At just over four hours driving time away, Massanutten is a fantastic choice for those seeking a full weekend getaway in the mountains of Virginia. With 1,110 feet of vertical, Massanutten offers the most in Virginia, Maryland, or Pennsylvania, making it the ultimate destination that also happens to be open year-round. Skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snow tubing, and more are offered as part of the snow sports package at Massanutten, so whatever way you like to enjoy outdoor powder, Massanutten has it!


Roundtop Mountain Resort (Lewisberry, PA)

Two hours east of downtown Wilmington is Roundtop and the slopes are open! Skiing and snowboarding are available at Roundtop, but if you want to squeeze some tubing in, you’ll have to head to their sister resort, Whitetail. Roundtop is a full-service resort and even has a New Year’s Extravaganza planned if you want to get out of Wilmington for NYE! Check their events calendar for a full schedule of upcoming events and start planning your trip now.


Shawnee Mountain (East Stroudsburg, PA)

Located two hours north of Wilmington, it’s an easy drive to Shawnee, where skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing await. Known as the “Beginner’s Mountain”, Shawnee is the ideal spot to bring a new skier/snowboarder. Get lift tickets online ahead of time or even opt for the season ticket package for the best price. Shawnee is especially great not just for those new to winter sports, but groups as well – they offer a killer group package, so bring along the whole gang and more!


If you’re in the market to meet some other skiing enthusiasts, Wilmington even has its own Ski Club! Wilmington Ski Club plans regular outings all over the East Coast to enjoy the slopes from Vermont to Virginia. No matter if you’re a novice or can’t wait to hit those black diamonds, Wilmington Ski Club’s doors are open to outdoor fans of all kinds.


One of the amazing things about living in Wilmington is the proximity to countless world-class destinations to enjoy every month out of the year. If you’d like even more recommendations for the best skiing near Wilmington, Delaware or you’d just like to know what’s going on in your own town, give us a call at The Residences. We’re happy to help!


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