A Visitor's Guide to Whitetail Ski Resort Near Washington, D.C.

Whitetail Ski Resort
••• © Rachel Cooper

Whitetail Ski Resort offers skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing at a convenient location within a short drive of Washington, DC. Whitetail Mountain Resort is owned by Snow Time, Inc. which also owns Liberty Mountain Resort in Fairfield, 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.

Whitetail Ski Resort Description

Address: 13805 Blairs Valley Rd., Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
Snow Report: (717) 328-9400
Distance from Washington, DC: 91 miles, 1.5 hours (See a map.)
Trails: 20
Lifts: 8
Vertical Drop: 935 feet

Improvements at Whitetail

The resort recently made over $4 million dollars in new improvements including:

  • a new 1,800-foot beginner trail
  • additional snowmaking capacity
  • upgrades to the Marketplace dining area
  • a new Prinoth BR350 Snow Groomer
  • a new golfer friendly clubhouse is under construction at Whitetail Golf Resort

Warmer Weather Activities at Whitetail

During the warmer months of the year, visitors enjoy the Whitetail Golf Resort, Dusty Wissmath’s Fly Fishing School and Guide Service, and Whitetail Resort Adventure Camps. Whitetail Golf Resort provides great golf for every skill level with specials for seniors, female golfers, and families.

Named one of the premier fly fishing schools on the east coast, Dusty Wissmath’s Fly Fishing School and Guide Service teaches students fly fishing skills in two days.

Whitetail Resort hosts children ages 8 to 14 from all over the region at its adventure camps. Campers enjoy a myriad of activities ranging from archery, fly fishing, and kayaking to digital photography, challenge course activities, and much more.

Website: www.skiwhitetail.com