West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort will officially end its season this Sunday, finally succumbing to warm weather. The resort currently has 28 trails open with a base depth of 25-70 inches and springlike, loose granular conditions. Shay’s Revenge may close Friday, but the resort is hoping to keep the popular Cupp Run trail open through Sunday.
Meanwhile, Ski Area Management (SAM) Magazine is reporting that Pennsylvania’s Whitetail Ski Resort will be purchased by the Mercersburg Borough General Purpose Authority. Last fall, both the Dauphin County General Authority and the Northumberland County made bids for the resort, but these bids fell through after competing ski areas complained. SAM Magazine reports that Mercersburg County’s bid includes $13.7 million in cash and $4.8 million in subordinated term bonds paid through the ski resort’s future revenues. The county also plans to purchase future golf course property at the resort, currently owned by the Daughin County General Authority. If the sale goes through, Whitetail may see new ownership by the end of April.
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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