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Ski Experience - Whitetail 

Whitetop is located at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains in Pennsylvania, an area replete with history, adventure, and pristine natural beauty. The resort has spent the last few years investing in a variety of improvements and has become something of a premiere ski resort in the region. As an added bonus for visitors, Whitetail distinguishes itself from other resorts in the area by putting a cap on tickets sold, so that the mountain never becomes too crowded and bogged down with people, visitors would do well to arrive early to guarantee entrance.

Ski Levels

The resort is one of the larger Pennsylvania resorts with 120 acres and 23 trails plus nearly 1,000 feet of vertical. One of the advantages at Whitetail is that it was designed specifically to separate different ability levels so beginners and experts can both enjoy the mountain without getting in each other’s way. The ability levels are lined up sequentially on the mountain and further separated by their own lifts. There is also nightly afterhours skiing, so guests can enjoy the mountain for longer.

First-timers should head to the ski school for excellent full- and half-day lessons, they can opt for either private or group instruction by certified professionals. There is also Burton Learn to Ride, which uses progressive techniques and specialized LTR equipment. For families with new skiers there is a great “Ski With Me” program which teaches smaller children to learn to ski while the instructor explains to the parent how the child is learning, it’s a great activity to do together. Pennsylvania residents will also enjoy the Pennsylvania Snow Pass which offers 4th and 5th graders the chance to ski for free all winter.

The improvements at the resort include better, more efficient snowmaking technology, including several new machines which will have the mountain in perfect condition each and every morning. There are also updated facilities, dining areas and more in order to better accommodate the many visitors that come to Whitetail every year.

Après Ski

There are two different restaurants located slope side, the Marketplace offers fast, fresh food and Windows Restaurant is a beautiful slope side establishment complete with stunning vistas and hearty fare. There is also an on-site Starbucks. The nearby town of Mercerburg and Clear Spring have more of a selection of eateries, supermarkets and shopping. There is also a snowtubing hill located on the mountainside which is perfect for all ages, and is open at night along with the rest of the resort. The surrounding area has plenty of fun activities like cross-country, snowshoeing, ice skating, ice fishing among other great winter mountain activities.

Planning a vacation to Whitetail is simple. There is not lodging at the resort but Whitetail partners up with several lodgings in the area to offer unbeatable ski and stay vacation package deals. There are also discounts on lift tickets and multi-day passes.

Getting Here

Getting to Whitetail is easy as well, this winter wonderland is just 90 minutes from the beltways and 1.5 hours from both Washington DC and Baltimore.