Baltimore Magazine: by Mike Unger

Seven Springs Mountain Resort

777 Waterwheel Dr., Seven Springs, Pa., 800-452-2223

Slope Stats: The 2,994-foot mountain with a 750-foot vertical drop offers 33 slopes and trails, seven terrain parks, and 10 lifts. Après Ski: If you’ve ever wanted to tag along with friends on a weekend ski trip but aren’t that jazzed about hitting the slopes, this is the resort for you. There’s live music on weekends, bowling, roller-skating, indoor mini-golf, snowshoe and snowmobile tours, tubing, an indoor pool, fitness center, hot tubs, and 11 dining options. A sporting clays course is open year-round, weather permitting. Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sun. and holidays. Lit North Face trails close one hour prior to regular trails. Cost: All-day tickets are $64 midweek, $83 weekends, and $87 on holidays. Eat and Drink: Out of the Fire Café (3784 State Route 31, Donegal, Pa., 724-259-8887) is a family-owned-and-operated casual restaurant serving New American cuisine like Yuengling porter-braised short ribs with horseradish smashed potatoes. It’s BYOB. Driving distance: Three hours, 30 minutes.

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