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Liberty Mountain Resort

Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania

Vertical drop:620 feet
Skiable acres:100
Longest run:5,200 feet

A boarder catches some air at Liberty. Photo provided by Liberty Mountain Resort.
Liberty Mountain Resort (formerly called Ski Liberty) is located in Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania, just off Rt. 15 over the Maryland border. Liberty is only 60 miles from the Baltimore and D.C. beltways, making it one of the most popular resorts close to D.C. Like all resorts in the area, Liberty is lit for night skiing, and trails are covered by 100% snowmaking.

Liberty offers 16 trails served by 8 chairlifts, with terrain suitable for all levels of skiers and boarders, plus 14 snow tubing lanes and a carpet lift servicing the tubing park. The Liberty Mountain Hotel offers slopeside lodging and ski and stay packages. The lodge also now offers free wireless Internet access. After a day of skiing, visitors can relax in front of the fireplace in the main lodge, or in McKee’s Tavern, which features sit down dining and live entertainment.

Over the past several years, Liberty has invested millions of dollars integrating automated snowmaking into their systems. Half of the skiable terrain at Liberty is now covered with 100% computerized snowmaking systems. The Dipsy Double chairlift was replaced in 2006 by a brand new quad chairlift, which brings Liberty’s uphill lift capacity to 13,400 skiers / hour. Snowmaking and lighting enhancements continued into the 2007-2008 winter season. In 2009, Liberty replaced the Eastwind Quad Chairlift with a newer Doppelmayr CTEC quad chairlift, and continued installing state-of-the-art automated snowmaking across the resort. Liberty is also now a Burton Learn to Ride Center, bringing the progressive learn to ride program to the Mid-Atlantic.

Liberty’s beginner area, complete with two moving carpet lifts, is home to the award-winning First Class Learn to Ski and Snowboard and Mountain Passport programs. The area also includes Snow Cat Alley, an area specifically designed for children’s programs.

Liberty added the Boulder Ridge Snow Tubing area to its repertoire of winter activities in 2002. Due to the popularity of snow tubing, the summer of 2005 was spent nearly doubling the size of the Boulder Ridge Lodge, expanding the tubing lanes, creating a new kiddie tubing area named Pebble Ridge, and adding a carpet lift. The summer of 2006 welcomed the addition of the Challenge Course at Boulder Ridge. The high and low course elements are available year around for group team building activities.

Liberty Mountain’s parent company, Snow Time, Inc., also owns Ski Roundtop and Whitetail Resort. The resorts offer a discount and frequent-visitor card, the Advantage Card, which is valid at all three areas.

Key Statistics

Resort Name: Liberty Mountain Resort
Vertical Drop: 620 feet
  • 35% beginner
  • 40% intermediate
  • 25% advanced
  • Skiable Acres: 100
    Longest Run: 5,200 feet
    Lift Capacity: 13,400 per hour
    Lifts: 8 (5 quads, 1 J-bar, 2 carpet lifts)
    Night Skiing: Yes
    Terrain Park: Three terrain parks, totaling 10 acres. The parks are serviced by their own J-Bar lift.
    Halfpipe: (No halfpipe)
    Tubing Park: 14 lanes with a moving carpet lift.
    Address: Carroll Valley, PA 17320
    Phone: (717) 642-8282 / Snow phone: (717) 642-9000
    Latitude: 39.758507
    Longitude: -77.36804
    Conditions near Liberty Mountain Resort:
    10:53 pm on January 17 / Hagerstown, Washington County Regional Airport
    13° F
    Wind Speed:6 mph
    Barometer:30.29 in
    Dewpoint:5 °F
    Visibility:9.00 mi
    Sunrise:7:29 a.m.
    Sunset:5:10 p.m.
    Excellent snowmaking conditions right now. 

    Weather supplied by the National Weather Service. Errors or reporting delays may be possible.

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    Snow Conditions at Liberty Mountain:
    Liberty Mountain
    Today at 8 am
    Machine Groomed 20-40" base 16 of 16 trails open
    8 of 8 lifts open

    News about Liberty Mountain

    Firsthand Report: First Time at Liberty Mountain Resort

      January 7, 2018 - Somehow, DCSki’s Editor had never skied at Liberty Mountain, despite covering Mid-Atlantic snowsports for over two decades. He fixed that on Sunday evening, and provides this Firsthand Report.

    The Mid-Atlantic Ski Season Kicks Off

      December 14, 2017 - The past week saw the arrival of cold temperatures, and the dip in Mercury allowed ski areas to fire up their snowguns. Although lifts have already started running at several resorts, by the end of the December 16-17 weekend nearly every ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic will have kicked off its 2017-2018 winter season. DCSki has the latest opening information here.

    Snowpass Program Provides Free Skiing for Fourth and Fifth Graders in Pennsylvania

      November 5, 2017 - For the fourteenth year, the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (PSAA) is offering a Snowpass program that allows fourth and fifth graders to his the slopes free, up to three times each at each participating Pennsylvania resort, with some limitations.

    Firsthand Report: Fall Fest at Liberty Mountain Resort

      October 22, 2017 - Connie Lawn and Charles Sneiderman recently visited Liberty Mountain Resort’s Fall Festival. They provide this Firsthand Report.

    Going Further Afield: Fun at Steamboat Springs

      February 5, 2017 - DCSki Columnist and Liberty Patroller James Chen joined a group of other ski patrollers for a January trip to Colorado’s Steamboat Springs. Jim provides a detailed trip report.

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