It’s a busy summer at Whitetail Ski Resort, with several significant projects underway that will reward skiers and boarders next winter season. The Pennsylvania resort is currently building a lodge expansion, and will break ground later this summer on a new tubing park. In addition, the resort plans to add lighting to several of its expert slopes.
Whitetail is currently in the midst of building a 17,000 square foot addition to its main lodge. Joining the lodge and extending to where the ticket window building used to be, the expansion will allow the retail shop to move from its current basement location to a more convenient upstairs location. Changing rooms will also be added, and the expansion will allow a better flow of people through the resort.
A state-of-the-art tubing park is also in the final planning stages and expected to open in time for the 2002-2003 winter season. Tubing has become a popular activity at ski resorts over the past few years, and a tubing park had been on the drawing board since Whitetail was purchased by Snow Time Resorts several years ago.
Last but not least, Whitetail will be adding lights on expert slopes Bold Decision, Exhibition, Drop In, and Ridge Runner. Whitetail’s expert terrain, serviced by the Expert’s Choice quad chairlift, has never been lit for night skiing, closing around 4 p.m. The new lighting will allow Whitetail’s most popular expert trails to remain open until 10 p.m.
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.