When To Visit: Middle to late December through February for the best snowfall; the resort is open through mid-March.
Closest Towns: Davis (home to Blackwater Brewing Company) and Thomas (home to MountainMade Gallery and The Purple Fiddle, which serves up music and hot meals on weekends).
Good To Know: Friendly deer will eat from your hand if you let them―but don’t. There’s a $500 fine for sharing your breakfast with Bambi.
Get a Good Workout: Cross-country skiing isn’t for beginners like me. But it’s great for the well toned. Think of hiking through the woods along marked trails on skis. You’ll get to see a side of the resort not often viewed ($18 a day).