Every winter the landscape around Central Pennsylvania becomes a winter wonderland. Pristine white snow serves as the backdrop for this chilly season. However, what’s the good of these cold winter months if you can’t get out and have a little fun? Pennsylvania is home to some amazing ski slopes. So, whether you love winter sports, you’re planning a family-friendly winter adventure or you just want to sit by the ski lodge fire with a hot cup of cocoa, here are your best options found just a hop, skip and a jump from York and Central Pennsylvania.
20 Miles From York
If you’re traveling with little ones or you’re a newbie to the world of skiing, give Roundtop Mountain Resort a try. This four-season resort is York’s closest ski slope. They have a unique selection of outdoor activities you’re sure to love like tubing and snowboarding. Their 600 skiable acres includes terrain for all skill levels. In fact, nearly 30% of their slopes are rated easy.
Roundtop is known for being one of Pennsylvania’s most family-friendly resorts, offering:
- Children’s Ski School
- Play Care for children 18 months to 12 years
- Activities, crafts and snacks geared for kids
45 Miles From York
Liberty is set amidst the picturesque rolling hills and mountains of South Central Pennsylvania making it one of the most convenient ski slopes for those living near York. This mountain getaway has a little something for everyone:
- 100 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain
- Lit trails for night skiing
- Three terrain parks
- 15 snow tubing lanes
- Instruction for both ski and snowboard beginners
- Children’s Learning Center
- Winter sports retail shop
- Taverns and restaurants for evenings of imbibing and dining
- Day spa, indoor saltwater pool, sauna and hot tub for relaxation time
- Venues for family gatherings and other celebrations
- Plus other year-round amenities and activities
79 Miles From York
Whether you’re seeking out unique terrain or you want to enjoy some incredible nightlife, Bear Creek is one of the most highly rated ski slopes in Pennsylvania. They have everything you’d want for the perfect ski holiday.
Let’s start with their actual skiable terrain. The 86-acre property features 21 trails and three progressive terrain parks offering a variety of freestyle features. Their mountain offers something for every level of skier or rider including snow tubing, boarding and skiing.
They also offer a variety of amenities. You’ll love their cozy mountainside lodge where you can warm up after a day in the snow. The resort also has delicious dining options and a spa for a day of deep relaxation.
86 Miles From York
Open year-round, Spring Mountain stands for family fun. The ski area features nine runs on 45 skiable acres, as well as two snow tubing runs, a terrain park and even a half-pipe. Plus, there are always family-friendly activities to enjoy no matter what time of year you visit, like their Sunday Family Nights. Spring Mountain Adventures’ selection of specials and great prices make it an affordable option for any budget.
107 Miles From York
Although a bit of a trek, Blue Mountain is one of Pennsylvania’s most highly acclaimed ski slopes and a popular destination no matter what time of year. The resort features the highest vertical in Pennsylvania at 1,082 feet. However, the ski area also offers an excellent mix of beginner and intermediate trails spread across 164 acres for every kind of snow bunny. There are 39 slopes, six terrain parks and even 39 lanes for snow tubing — each 1,000 feet long.
Young and old alike love Blue Mountain. This location is a mix of family-friendly amenities like a waffle cabin and family-sized tubes which fit your whole gang as well as nightlife at their slopeside pub.
Make Wyndham Garden York in York, Pa., Your Winter Basecamp
Whether you need to stop off before heading into the mountains or you’d like to lodge in the heart of York, Wyndham Garden York is the best option for you and your whole family. Enjoy the city of York before trekking to the ski slopes or take advantage of our many hotel amenities. Book now — we look forward to seeing you this winter.