A New York-based outdoor activity company will begin offering bus trips from Washington, DC to Whitetail Ski Resort on many Saturdays this winter, providing a hassle-free way to make it to the slopes for those who lack cars or prefer not to drive. Sourced Adventures began offering all-inclusive Whitewater Rafting trips from New York City and Philadelphia two years ago, and is now expanding into the D.C. market.
It is not always easy for D.C.-area residents to make it to the slopes in the winter. In 2006, a local company called Attiva Outdoors attempted to provide weekend bus service to Whitetail. However, the company was not able to turn a profit and shut down the next year. Car-less skiers and snowboarders have had to rely on carpooling with friends to make it to the slopes. With the introduction of Sourced Adventures, there is once again an option for stress-free day trips to Pennsylvania’s Whitetail Resort.
Sourced Adventures plans on running trips to Whitetail on Saturdays throughout the season including January 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, and 27; and March 5, 12, and 19, 2016. Pickups will be from Union Station (6:30 a.m.), Tenlytown/AU Metro Station (7:00 a.m.), and Shady Grove Station (7:30 a.m.). Reservations are required in advance. A package including lift ticket plus bus ride will sell for $118; a package including lift, rentals, and bus will be $157. A bus-only option will also be offered for $59. Each package will have a $20 add-on group lesson option, and all trips will be guided by a Sourced Adventures Staff member. More information is available at www.sourcedadventures.com.
Sourced Adventures is offering DCSki readers a 20% discount off the lift/bus and lift/rental/bus packages. To obtain the discount, use the code DCSKI20 when booking a reservation.
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.
Not living in the area any longer, but I still find it hard to understand the disconnect between service providers and the DC Metro. Trips leave at 6:30 AM from Union Station, but Metro Rail's first ride is at 7:00 AM on weekends. Yes, many skiers do have autos as it is inherently a sport that requires transportation. But many of them do not, especially in the center city. I had numerous skier friends who relied on others for their favorite sport.
Their full package for Whitetail is currently discounted: https://goo.gl/klZWnE
Hi all! This is Matt Kingsbury, Program Manager for Sourced Adventures.
@Lbotta, great feedback on the pickup time, our biggest concerns there were making sure that people had enough time on the slopes. In the future, we were thinking of doing a later departure that would take advantage of more night skiing.
@hoyandrew, there are some discounted packages out there but using that code DCSKI should get you to about the same price. If there is a price discrepancy, shoot us a call at 646-847-2367 and we can usually match it.
Again, thanks for your thoughts and feedback as we work to improve our offerings for the DC Skiing community!