Originally Posted by aranaz
We'll be visiting family in northern VA, DC area from New england for the Christmas holidays. I wouldl ike to take my nephews skiing for the first time (10-12 year old). I am not familiar with the resorts in the area (<100 miles radius) and would love to osolicit your help in identifying a nice resort with good ambience, restaurants ,spa ... for the fmaily to enjoy. Vertical drop is really not that important for this trip, just nice slopes to enjoy.
Thanks a lot,
As the Ambassador to Massanutten, I'll start by pointing you to my Unofficial Guide. Let me know if you have questions after reading it. About 2.5 hour drive from I-66/I-495, without traffic issues.
I've run into folks who ski in southern NY and VT at Mnut. They have a good time, especially if there are non-skiers in a family group. Mnut has lots to do besides skiing if you stay on resort because it's one of the largest timeshare resorts in the U.S. Also rental houses on VRBO, but I don't know what the availability would be at this point for the holiday weeks.
The Mnut ski school is very good. Need to call and see if they still have any open slots though. Also possible for the boys to do the Beginner package deal. If they pick up quick, there is a 90-min Adv Beginner package for follow up. Kids are separated from adults in the clinics. The clinic at 5:30 is rarely busy.