Pennsylvania’s Liberty Ski Resort will be offering several new features for the upcoming ski season. Improved snowmaking, an expanded snowboard park, and an alpine terrain garden specifically for skiers are some of the new features that will greet skiers and snowboarders this winter.
Liberty has upgraded snowmaking by adding new water mains. Lighting on several trails has also been enhanced to improve nighttime skiing. Dipsy-Doodle, Liberty’s novice slope from the top to the front side of the mountain, has been regraded.
Snowboarders will be pleased to find a relocated half-pipe and an enhanced snowboard park, complete with music that is not likely to be heard in a dentist’s office. (And that’s a good thing.) Liberty is the first ski resort in the region to acquire a dedicated grooming machine for the half-pipe, promising ideal conditions for snowboarders.
A dedicated, movable demo facility will allow skiers to affordably test out new skis from several manufacturers. This demo facility will feature an inventory of shaped skis along with new “figl” skis, which are very short skis. (Just when you thought the dust had settled from the shaped ski revolution!)
Speaking of shaped skis, the rental shop has increased their inventory of parabolics, and the snowboard rental shop has enhanced their inventory as well.
For new skiers, Liberty will be offering a “First Class Skier Package” which includes rental equipment, lift ticket, and lessons. Graduates of this lesson will have the opportunity to purchase a follow-up lift/lesson/rental package for $25.00. This package must be purchased the same day as the initial lesson and cannot be redeemed on a Saturday or holiday.
Liberty hopes to attract new skiers to the resort through the First Class Skier Package. Since a lesson is included, skiers can bring their non-skiing friends to the resort, leaving the teaching up to the professionals. (After all, friends don’t teach friends how to ski!) The $25.00 follow-up package allows first-time skiers to become second-time skiers without breaking the bank.
Liberty anticipates an early December opening date.
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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