The planned sale of Pennsylvania’s Whitetail Ski Resort to Snow Time, Inc. was completed today, according to Whitetail spokeswoman Rachel Nichols. Snow Time, which owns nearby Ski Liberty and Ski Roundtop, announced its intent to purchase Whitetail in late August. Whitetail was placed on the auction block this past summer after several failed attempts to sell the resort to local counties.
The completion of the sale means that Whitetail will remain open this winter for skiing and boarding. Plans to add programs linking Ski Liberty, Ski Roundtop, and Whitetail are underway.
“Snow Time looks forward to offering a range of options to Washington and Baltimore area skiers, options now made possible by our owning a mountain that offers a very different ski experience than that of Ski Liberty and Ski Roundtop,” said Irv Naylor, Chairman of Snow Time, in a statement made during August announcing the purchase.
Terms of the sale have not yet been disclosed.
West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort is hoping to attract families this winter with a new season pass special, called the Snowshoe Mountain “4 Pack.” Through November 15, season passes can be purchased for $398 per pass when a minimum of four passes is purchased. This represents a savings of $200 off the regular price of a season pass.
In addition to providing access to the ski slopes, the season passes include discounts on food, services, and merchandise, and can be used year round to take advantage of the many summertime activities at the resort.
For example, passholders are entitled to 10% discounts on food at Pizzazz Pizza, Shavers Food Court, or the Bear’s Den, as well as merchandise at all Snowshoe owned retail outlets and the Hawthorne Valley Pro shop. A 20% discount on adult group ski and snowboard lessons and equipment rentals is available. Passholders can also take advantage of a $59 midweek lodging rate at the Inn at Snowshoe or Spruce Lodge. Summertime benefits include $5 off guided flyfishing tours and 10% off any Outpost Adventure Park activity through the summer of 2000.
For more information or to purchase the pass, contact the resort at (304) 572-1000 prior to November 15.
Pennsylvania’s Blue Knob Four Seasons Resort will hold its annual “Oktoberfest on the Mountain” this weekend, from October 2-3, 1999. The event will feature live German and live rock music, with plenty of food and beer to go around. Weather permitting, ski lift rides will be offered. Drawings will be held for season passes, lift tickets, and more.
Admission for the event is $5, which includes a free beer stein and a $10 off lift ticket coupon, valid during the upcoming ski season. Visitors must be 21 to enter the festival area.
Oktoberfest will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon to 6 p.m. During the first hour of each day, the resort will offer “buy one get one free” on admission.
For more information, contact the resort at (814) 239-5111 or (800) 458-3403.
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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