Located in the Poconos and near the Appalachian Trail, Blue Mountain boasts the state’s highest vertical drop at 1,082 feet, in addition to 40 trails across 171 skiable acres. Go for fully lit night skiing trails with LED lights and the resort’s snow tubing park—featuring the longest, fastest lanes in Pennsylvania—with 46 lanes, all of which are serviced by three carpet lifts. Beginner lessons for skiing and snowboarding are available through the onsite Learning Center. Afterwards, grab a bite at the Slopeside Pub & Grill via its indoor and outdoor dining options and live music throughout the week.
Where to eat and drink: Blue Mountain Resort Area Dining
Distance from NYC: 2 hours, 30 minutes