Tour the Laurel Highlands by ski or snowshoe.
The Laurel Ridge Cross-Country Ski Center in Rockwood, Penn., grooms 20 miles of trails in the winter when the highlands can receive as much as 41 inches of snow a season. To satisfy your thirst for backcountry pow, check out the North Woods area. It’s a knee-dropper’s dream.
Ditch the slopes at Seven Springs Mountain Resort and tour the mountain à la snowshoe.
It’s a little more of a workout, but you’ll have the trails to yourself and snow-laden hardwood forests to yourself.
Search for vertical at Blue Knob All Seasons Resort.
There are plenty of technical (and unmaintained) glade lines here for skiers and snowboarders looking to avoid the crowds and find a little taste of untouched Mid-Atlantic powder. This part of central Pennsylvania gets an average of 120 inches of snow, with February typically proving to be the most shreddable month.