Pennsylvanians are trading in their baseball mitts for mittens! Although they’re calling a time out on summer sports, they can still stay active on ski slopes. No matter where you call home in the commonwealth, you’re probably within a short drive from a winter resort. Check out the best spots to go skiing.

1. Bear Creek Ski and Recreation Area: Bear Creek Ski and Recreation Area is located near Macungie in Lehigh Valley. It features lighted trails and three terrain parks.

2. Blue Knob All Seasons Resort: Blue Knob Resort is located in Claysburg and has 82 skiable acres. This resort is popular, because it has many Vermont characteristics like powder one day and ice the next and lots of wind.

3. Blue Mountain Resort: Blue Mountain is located in Palmerton and boasts a 1,082-foot vertical drop from summit to base, which is the highest of any ski mountain in Pennsylvania. It also has 39 trails of all levels of difficulty and 16 lifts. The popular “Sidewinder” blue square trail is fan favorite.


Click here for a list of the state’s top places to hit the slopes.

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Not long ago, Heather Hopson hosted a television show in the Cayman Islands. Today, she's back home writing a different kind of story as a new mom. In her 15 years working as a professional journalist, this by far is her best assignment! Growing up, she dreamed of becoming Oprah Winfrey. She was the features editor for her school’s newspaper and a teen talk show host for her city’s most popular radio station. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. After graduation, she worked as a television producer and reporter at CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates throughout the U.S. Instead of heading to Chicago to join Ms. Winfrey on her set, she bought a plane ticket to the Cayman Islands instead. She arrived five days before a category five hurricane! She lived in paradise for seven years, hosted an award-winning television show and traveled the globe with a government delegation. She also served on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and spearheaded a Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Then, she relocated to Washington, D.C. to obtain a teaching certification and instruct 8th grade reading at a high needs middle school. She later returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to raise her daughter Caitlynn, now 4-years-old. During her 10-month-stint as a stay-at-home mom, Caitlynn inspired her to create this blog, and Diary of a First Time Mom was born on Mother’s Day 2012. Two years later, she expanded the family to include 20+ writers. Currently, Heather serves as the communications director at Allies for Children. In addition, she is the owner of Motor Mouth Multimedia, which ranked #49 in Startup Nation’s Home-Based 100 Competition sponsored by Discover Card and Sam’s Club. Recently, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments selected Heather to receive an Emerging Black Artist award to develop Diary of a First Time Mom.

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