Ski More - Drive Less!
White Haven, PA – December 2005 - It’s perfectly clear. It’s simply a matter of money. We can pour it into the gas tank or we can put it to better use, doing what we enjoy – for instance, skiing, snowboarding or tubing.
Pennsylvania is abundantly rich in winter sports resorts, many of them 50 miles or less from home. And every dollar saved in wildly gyrating fuel costs is a dollar that we have to use having fun on the slopes.
And, let’s not forget Father Time ticking away our precious weekend hours. Less time in the car means more on the slopes. Sleep later, arrive fresher. You can spend an entire day on the mountain and still be home for dinner or with the money you saved on gas enjoy some slope-side dining.
Finding the closest resorts and still keeping variety in our skiing lives takes a little simple planning. Here’s how:
Get the Pennsylvania Transportation map, available free at most state legislative and PENNDOT offices. Using the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association’s locator at HYPERLINK "http://www.skipa.com" www.skipa.com, pinpoint the resorts closest to home. Then simply draw 50, 100 and 150-mile circles on your map.
Driving a car that gets 25 miles to the gallon, a ski jaunt to an area within the 50 mile circle, burns less than 4 gallons round trip.
For skiers living in the Pittsburgh area, the 50-mile circle puts you in easy round trip range of Seven Springs, Mystic Mountain at Nemacolin Woodlands, Hidden Valley and nearby Willowbrook.
From the Philadelphia area, that same 4 gallons will get you to Bear Creek and Blue Mountain, then home again.
From Harrisburg, skiers and riders are in economical range of Ski Roundtop and Liberty Mountain.
The 100-mile circle opens up even greater opportunities for skiing, riding and tubing without ever having to leave Pennsylvania.
As a bonus, overnight or multi-day visits to Pennsylvania ski resorts with on-site or nearby accommodations often includes free shuttle service from lodging to lifts. Park the car and never have to touch it again till it’s time to head home.
This season, ski more and drive less. Save time and money on the slopes of Pennsylvania. For further information on quality skiing close to home, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.skipa.com" www.skipa.com. And don’t forget … even though you might not have snow in your backyard, your favorite Pennsylvania ski area has plenty!
For additional information about PSAA or our member resorts, visit our website at http://www.skipa.com or contact our office:
Linda Irvin – PSAA Ex. Director
MEMBER SKI RESORTS
Alpine Mountain, Bear Creek Ski & Rec Area, Big Boulder, Blue Knob Ski Area, Blue Mountain, Camelback Ski Area, Crystal Lake, Ski Center
Eagle Rock Resort, Elk Mountain, Hidden Valley Resort, Jack Frost Mountain, Liberty Mountain Resort, Mystic Mountain at Nemacolin, Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Shawnee Mountain, Ski-Big Bear, Ski Denton, Ski Roundtop, Ski Sawmill, Snö Mountain, Tanglwood Ski Area, Tussey Mountain Ski Area, Whitetail Resort.