Even during the coldest, snowiest days of winter, fun never hibernates in Maryland. So dig out the boots, gloves and hats, and throw open the door because winter is beckoning you to come out and play.
Hit the Slopes at Wisp Resort
Break out your skis, snowboards and tubes, gear up in your cold-weather finest, and make the most of the white stuff in Maryland. Head west to the award-winning Wisp Resort in Garrett County, where state-of-the-art snow-making equipment guarantees fun all season long. Wisp features the Mountain Coaster too, a hybrid of an Alpine Slide and a Roller Coaster. Deep Creek Lake also offers snowshoeing, ice fishing and horse-drawn sleigh rides.
Embrace the Great Outdoors
Put on an extra layer, and head outside for some winter fun at Maryland's Outdoor Ice Rinks (it's never too early to start training for the 2018 Winter Olympics!) For the truly hearty, game for winter camping, many of Maryland’s state parks offer rustic cabins, including Shad Landing at Pocomoke River State Park and Millpond Cottage at Gunpowder Falls. You will also find many Maryland state parks offer cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
Spend a Warm Night by the Fire
Curl up with a good book, that special someone, and a roaring fire to keep winter’s chill at bay. Enjoy this moment at some of the best retreat centers Maryland has to offer, including Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Flintstone, Savage River Lodge in Frostburg or in a tiny but cozy hand-crafted cabin at Blue Moon Rising Village on Deep Creek Lake, where each cabin was built locally in Cranesville from reclaimed materials.