What’s New for 2011: Whitetail Resort
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Pennsylvania’s Whitetail Resort is investing $2.8 million in capital improvements this summer.

Back in 2006, Whitetail added lighting to its expert terrain, allowing skiers and snowboarders to enjoy trails such as Bold Decision and Exhibition under the stars. That left just one trail unlit for night skiing -; intermediate Fanciful. Whitetail is in the process of giving some love to Fanciful this summer, installing lights along the trail, and new state-of-the-art fan guns as well.

Whitetail is adding lighting to the Fanciful trail. Photo provided by Whitetail Resort.

But the improvements won’t end there. After making enhancements to the interior of the lodge last summer, Whitetail is turning its attention to the slopeside area outside the main lodge. A second outdoor patio area is being added, as well as a new heated surface patio and fire pit. The popular ski check area is also being expanded.

The deck in front of the Windows restaurant is being demolished to make way for a new heated surface patio and fire pit. Photo provided by Whitetail Resort.

To make it easier to load onto the EZ Rider Quad, Whitetail is adding a loading carpet. Once rare in North American resorts, loading carpets have become increasingly popular in the past couple years. (Vermont’s Okemo Resort was the first ski area in the East to install a loading carpet, back in 2008.) Synced with the chairlift, a conveyor belt makes it easier and safer for skiers and snowboarders to load on the lift. This should help minimize the stops-and-starts that can impact the EZ Rider on a busy weekend.

Rounding out the improvements are the addition of air conditioning in the Marketplace, and an upgraded fleet of rental equipment.

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About M. Scott Smith

M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.

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