Pennsylvania’s Whitetail Ski Resort is hoping to attract area snowboarders this winter with a suite of improvements. Over the summer, the resort hired a consultant from STIMILON, a company that specializes in developing snowboard parks and halfpipes, to visit the resort and help redesign Whitetail’s snowboarding facilities.
The Whitetail Half Pipe has been expanded to a length of 475 feet and a width of 50 feet, with 10-foot high walls, making it the largest half pipe in the Mid-Atlantic. To help groom the half pipe, Whitetail has purchased a Half Pipe Grinder to keep the pipe in tip-top shape.
Whitetail has also teamed with Mountain Dew/Pepsi to improve the Snowboard Park. A $50,000 sponsorship by Mountain Dew has allowed Whitetail to add more snowmaking hardware to both the half pipe and park. Whitetail will also be hiring three “Park Rangers” to manage terrain features in the park, ensuring that conditions are ideal.
Teenage snowboarders should also note a new pricing level at Whitetail: Teens aged 13-19 can now receive discounted lift tickets, instead of paying the full adult ticket price, as in the past.
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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