- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 5, 2003

Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia has special events and lodging packages for college students through Wednesday. On-slope games, Rolling Rock mountain bikes as giveaways and music are featured during College Break at Snowshoe.
Both of Snowshoe's terrain parks Spruce Glades and Mountaineer are open as is every trail and slope in the three areas that make up Snowshoe: Snowshoe Mountain, Western Territory and Silver Creek.
From Wednesday through Saturday, Snowshoe has planned a Women's Weekend. Jeanette Hamer will conduct on-slope clinics emphasizing ski equipment for females. Each clinic costs $30. Off the slopes, there will be free yoga meditation and seminars on stress management and dieting dilemmas. Reservations and information: 877/441-4386; snowshoemtn.com.
Wintergreen adds second tubing hill
Wintergreen Resort in Virginia has a second, gentler snow tubing park. The Slide is smaller, not as steep and not as fast as Wintergreen's Plunge park. The Slide is open weekends and costs $12 for a two-hour session.
Wintergreen recently opened a mid-slope center called the Lookout. The building is open every day and has food service, lift ticket/tubing ticket windows, lockers, restrooms, stone fireplace and a wrap-around deck that overlooks the Plunge tubing park and one slope. Wintergreen's signature restaurant, the Copper Mine, has been renovated with additional dining room seating. Information: 800/266-2444; wintergreenresort.com.
Tube at night at Wisp Wisp at Deep Creek Resort in McHenry, Md., will mark upcoming holidays with all-night snow tubing parties. The parties are scheduled Sunday, Jan.19 (Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend) and Sunday, Feb.16 (Presidents weekend) from 10p.m. to 2a.m. Activities include single, double, triple and quad tube racing, food, prizes, samples from beverage sponsors, music and karaoke. Cost is $15 a person. Information: 301/387-3375; skiwisp.com.
Ski Roundtop Advantage Save up to 40 percent on lift tickets for the season with the Ski Roundtop Advantage Card. The card, available at the Lewisberry, Pa., resort, also allows discounts on lessons, every sixth visit to Roundtop is free and special rates are available at the Hotel Liberty at Liberty Mountain Resort (Carroll Valley, Pa.). The Advantage Card also can be used at Liberty, Whitetail (Mercersburg, Pa.) and Ski Windham in New York. Information: 717/432-9631; skiroundtop.com.
Hidden Valley makes Outback larger Hidden Valley has expanded several aspects of its Outback Park since last season. The park is next to the main entrance of Hidden Valley Resort and covers 35 acres. The main draw is the Ice Monster, a 1,200-foot snow tubing run. The tubing chutes are groomed in various lengths and styles. There are two lifts to move tubers up the hill, and several hundred new tubes were added to the fleet. The park also has snowmaking and lights for night tubing.
A special toddlers tubing area comes with mini tubes and a 25-foot surface carpet. The Igloo Snow Playground and Sun Kids Carousel are added facilities for children. Outback Park is the hub for horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowshoe trails and the cross-country trail center.
An 18,000-square foot building overlooks Outback Park and slope. The building houses all ticketing for Outback Park, Roo's restaurant and pub, an arcade, the Cross Country Center, snow tubing rentals and restrooms. Roo's was expanded and Dundee's, a full-service restaurant, was opened before Christmas. Information: 814/443-8441; hiddenvalleyresort.com.
Demo days at Canaan Try some high performance skis or snowboards at Canaan Valley Resort's Rossignol Demo Day on Jan.11. The Davis, W.Va., resort has 34 slopes designated 30 percent beginner, 40 percent intermediate and 30 percent advanced a vertical drop of 850 feet and a long run of 6,000 feet. Night skiing occurs on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, plus holidays, on 11 slopes.
In addition to alpine skiing and snowboarding, Canaan has an extensive cross-country system with 30 kilometers of trails for skiing and snowshoeing on marked trails and acres of open meadows. Rentals, guided tours and lessons for adults and children are available. Information: 800/622-4121; canaanresort.com.
Snow Sports appears on Sundays in The Washington Times during the winter. Contact: bclapper@washington times.com.

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