Whitetail Ski Resort

Kate Bailey
Snowboarding at Whitetail

Whitetail Ski Resort, located in Mercersberg, Pennsylvania, is just over a decade old. It is situated at 1,800 feet on Two Top Mountain in south-central Pennsylvania's Tuscarora Mountain range, just 90 minutes from Washington D.C. and Baltimore. With a vertical drop of 935 feet, it offers skiing for everyone from beginners to experts, and also hosts several winter activities for the non-skiers.

Night skiing is available until 10 p.m. every day, and it also boasts the longest half pipe in the Mid-Atlantic region. This is a spot for serious snowboarders.

Whitetail Ski Resort Stats

  • 108 acres
  • 40 inches annual snowfall
  • 17 ski trails
  • 17 snowboarding trails
  • 6 lifts
  • 20 beginner slopes
  • 65 intermediate slopes
  • 15 advanced slopes
  • 8 expert slopes

Snow Tubing

Whitetail ski resort offers one of the most unique snow tubing experiences in the country. Newly improved in the 2007-08 season, the resort added a new private party area and fully renovated its Kiddie Tubing area, as well as its webcam equipment.

Whether you want to snowtube as a group or alone, it is an excellent way to spend the day if your legs are tired from skiing, or if there is someone in the family who doesn't like to sashay down the slopes.

Snow Tubing Parties

If you are looking for a new and different idea for a birthday, Whitetail offers a package that includes two hours of tubing and a one hour pizza party, complete with pizza, chips, ice cream, and drinks, in the private party room. The price is reasonable and the smiles are worth every penny.

Snow Tubing Tracks

Amenities

While the skiing is fantastic and the activities endless, Whitetail ski resort also has some excellent amenities to make your vacation that much more special. From fine dining to a slope side lodge, they have everything you need within reach, so there is more time to kick back and relax.

Dining

  • Marketplace

This is the best place for fresh, fast food on the mountain when you are coming in from the cold and ready for a quick meal to fuel up for a few more runs. Open daily 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.

  • Windows Restaurant

Look no further for a slope-side dining restaurant with a little something to please everyone in the family--Swiss burgers, cheese steaks, quesadillas and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. End the evening with coffee and delectable desserts.

Lodging

  • Inns of Whitetail
    • 17 luxurious condos and hotel rooms
    • Large great room with fireplace
    • 18 town homes and mountainside cottages
  • Mercersburg Inn
    • Built in 1909
    • 17 luxurious rooms
    • Gourmet breakfast
    • Fine dining
    • Game room
    • Wireless Internet
    • Massage
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton
    • New hotel with full kitchens
    • 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites
    • Weekday evening reception with light dinner and beverages
    • Heated indoor pool, spa
    • Games, activities and movies

    Four-Seasons Resort

    Although Whitetail is known for its winter sports and excellent skiing, during spring, summer and fall, it is a different kind of playground.

    Whitetail Golf Resort

    This stunning course is one of the premier championship public golf courses in South Central Pennsylvania. With a distinctive layout and mountainous terrain, it is challenging for beginners and seasoned players alike.

    Fly Fishing Gear

    Dusty Wissmath's Fly Fishing School

    In the heart of Southern Pennsylvania's Cumberland Valley, Dusty Wissmath's Fly Fishing School & Guide Service specializes in highly personalized instruction and guiding on some of the best trout streams in the Mid-Atlantic.

    Other Resources

    Skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, golfing, fly fishing--Whitetail has it all, and is perfect for a long vacation or an extended weekend. For more information about this or other ski resorts in Pennsylvania visit the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association website at SkiPA.com

Whitetail Ski Resort