4 or 5 of us, ranging in skills from quite experienced to total newbs, want to get together for a 4-5 day trip over new year's. We want to get somewhere in driving distance from DC. We've been going to Timberline WV for 3 years in a row and want something else. I was thinking Snowshoe WV or Blueknob PA. Snowshoe is higher and is more likely to get snow, but it's a bit farther and significantly more expensive. Blueknob might be less exciting and more dependent on weather luck, but it's easier to get to and cheaper to stay at. And the newbs won't care anyway... Any thoughts? Experiences with staying in either place? Any other suggestions?