Ski Liberty Mountain Resort: Skiing Near Washington, D.C.

Enjoy Winter Sports at the Mountain Resort in Carroll Valley, PA

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Ski Liberty is one the closest ski areas to Washington, D.C. and with its Liberty Mountain Resort and its new Highland Lodge that opened in 2015, is a great winter getaway destination. Activities at Liberty include skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and ice skating. Ski Liberty Mountain Resort is owned by Snow Time, Inc. which also owns Whitetail Mountain Resort in Mercersburg, PA, Ski Roundtop in Lewisberry, PA and Ski Windham in New York. Season passes are good at all three Pennsylvania ski resorts and special benefits are available for Ski Windham as well.

Ski Liberty Mountain Description

Address: 78 Country Club Trail, Fairfield, Pennsylvania (717) 642-8282
Snow Report: (717) 642-9000
Trails: 16
Lifts: 8
Vertical Drop: 620 feet
Ski Season - December to mid-March (weather dependent)

Location

Liberty Mountain Resort is nestled in Carroll Valley, PA, just 8 miles southwest of historic Gettysburg, and 5 miles north of Emmitsburg, MD. The resort is convenient from both the Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC metro areas. Distance from Washington, D.C.: 78 miles, 1.25 hours, See a map.

Lift Tickets

Lift tickets are available for 4 hours, 8 hours, night only, and 2 consecutive days. Children ages 5 and under ski free with the purchase of an adult ticket and Junior rates apply to ages 6-12. There are discounts for seniors and members of the military. Packages are available combining a lift ticket, ski rental and lesson. See the Rates

Skiing Hours

  • Monday - Friday (Non-Peak): 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday, Peak: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Night Skiing Hours: 5 - 10 p.m.
  • Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Christmas Day: Noon - 10 p.m.
  • New Year's Eve: 8 a.m. - 1 a.m.
  • New Year's Day: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Peak Hours are Christmas through New Year's, Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend and Presidents' Weekend.

Snowtubing Hours

  • Monday - Thursday (Non-Peak) 4 - 10 p.m.
  • Friday (Non-Peak): 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday, Peak: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Christmas Day: Noon - 10 p.m.
  • New Year's Eve: 8 a.m. - 1 a.m.
  • New Year's Day: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Alpine Courtyard Ice Skating Rink

The new ice skating rink is open offering a fun activity for all ages. Rental skates are available.

Liberty Mountain Resort and Conference Center

The Liberty Mountain Hotel is open year around and offers 99 guest rooms, more than 30,000 square feet of meeting space, an 18-hole championship golf course and two year-round restaurants. Onsite activities  include exercise facilities, billiards, tavern with live entertainment, hiking, volleyball & horseshoes.

The Highland Lodge

The Highland Lodge opened in 2015 featuring two new restaurants (Eagle & Owl Public House and Ike's Chophouse), a grand event room with a large outdoor terrace overlooking the golf course, additional meeting and banquet spaces, 17 hotel rooms and suites, an indoor pool, a spacious hot tub area with separate saunas, as well as a the Laventide Salon and Spa.

Ski Liberty is one of many ski resorts that make a nice weekend getaway from the capital region during the winter months. For a complete guide to each destination, see 11 Ski Resorts Near Washington, D.C.