Whitetail is the DC/Baltimore/Northern VA's best ski resort closest to home (about 1.5 hour drive from each). They have a high speed quad, which makes getting some vertical in, easy. I can buy a 4hr ticket and take 20+ runs of 900ft each, and be home by 2:30pm on a weekend. The terrain park is really nice and lately it's been one of the first parts of the mountain to open when snowmaking permits. You are lucky to get any natural snow here on the MD/PA border, but when it does happen, even this place feels like a little slice of heaven, and you can't beat the travel time. It lacks a few ammenities which I think would be nice, such as a bar in the lodge for a little Apre. Liberty has the bar, and is a half hour closer, but they have only slow lifts. Also the halfpipe is only open maybe 2 weeks out of the year, and when it is, is never recut, and very poorly maintained. Great for begginers to intermediate riders.