Originally Posted by mastergunnera8
I had some great day trips with my family to Whitetail in PA near the MD/VA northwestern border last season. They had some great runs, with separate runs/hill by skill level...they weren't bad!...it's not huge, but was not crowded and my 8 year old kept me out there from 8am till 10pm....yes, night skiing too...http://www.skiwhitetail.com/
Good point about Whitetail, not Virginia, but only about 15 miles from I81 in south central PA.
If 81 is your route, Montage near Scranton is only a couple miles off the interstate.
I'd add a special plug about Bryce Mountain Resort: great place for beginners and lower intermediates, low prices, low crowds even on weekends. Nice family vibe on a small hill with good snowmaking.