I have very rare vacation time coming for a 3 day weekend over the weekend of 12/19. I am in Lexington, KY and had to request the vacation time a long time ago when I didn't know the ski options in the SE/Mid Atlantic would be so sparse now. I was originally planning on driving to Snowshoe but they have closed this week and are tentatively re-opening on 12/19. Since they are just re-opening on the 19th, I am guessing the skiing probably won't be great. I don't really want to drive 6 hours each way just to have one green run to do over and over for 2 days if I have other options (though I totally will do that if it is my best option).
Basically, I am looking for the best skiing close to Lexington for this coming weekend. I am willing to drive up to 7-8 hours each way. Flying is not feasible at this point. Good vertical would be preferable, but good snow and amount of runs open are important. Just to give you the level I am at, I would say I am about a level 6-7 skiier and like runs similar to the main runs on Peak 10 at Breckenridge.