Special Events Will Hit Snowshoe in January

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Byline: Bill Clapper, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

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. …