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Stopped on the way to Virginia

I had some extra time in a Virgina business trip so I stopped for a day of skiing at Whitetail. It... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Upstate NY
Go to winter fun for my family

This has become our go to winter fun destination. Kids (6 and 9) were in a half day birding camp... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Winter resort features one of the region's longest half pipes in addition to 19 trails, snowboard park and night skiing every evening.
13805 Blairs Valley Rd, Mercersburg, PA 17236-9700
+1 717-328-9400
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are from Southern Maryland (St Mary's county) and this place is not a far drive, about 2.5 hours, which is nice. It was my first time skiing (Florida native here) and it was such a great time! My husband and I got the beginners...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ericaaispuroregan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had some extra time in a Virgina business trip so I stopped for a day of skiing at Whitetail. It doesn't have a lot of verticle but what it had was in great shape. I can see that the folks who run the mountain...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Boogieboard59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good setup for a day trip from DC. We got one of the packages and it was worth it. Skied until we were tired. Enough food variety so that was pleasant. The rental of the equipment is basically painless so a well organized operation....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Shela01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has become our go to winter fun destination. Kids (6 and 9) were in a half day birding camp and I took snowboarding lessons myself. I have nothing but the best to say about the instructors we had, who had a good system and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank getoutthere21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of 3 guys going out from NoVA looking for nearby fun activities for kids in winter and this was perfect! We only did the snow tubing on a busy public holiday, and though it was crowded everything went smoothly - the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jignesh S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The resort has lots to do. Though it hadn't snowed, the man-made variety was good, though natural snow is 100x better. At least they keep the slopes groomed and the trails were open. The rental process is fairly smooth, but you need to fill out...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Echox111
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

We had such an amazing time!! The kids (7 & 9) did the KMC Kids Ski Camp and absolutely loved it. It was only the 2nd time they had ever skied (and the first time was years ago) and I was extremely impressed by how...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sarah L
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

Really enjoyed it here and will be back again next year, if not before. The snow tubing was fun. Buy the 2hr pass :)

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Honest_Paddy
Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

My friends and I stopped by Whitetail Mountain Resort on 3 February for a day session before heading back to DC. We had been at Liberty the day before. Being partnered businesses, you can see similarities in practices. The trails are on average wider and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank L1653FTjasonc
Reviewed February 3, 2019

Went to Whitetail the day after Christmas. Made it a day trip from Northern Virginia. Got there just after they opened. Beautiful day, but there hadn't been a lot of snow. Wasn't crowded. Our grandchildren 11,11 and 8 took lessons and then took to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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John T
January 20, 2019|
Response from Steven M | Reviewed this property |
Hi John, Skiers at Whitetail usually stake out a table in the main lodge and add layers there. I wear my long Johns under my jeans on the way up and switch to my ski pants in the lodge. There are large, clean rest rooms on... More
January 7, 2019|
Response from J A |
Yes! The lodge is great. Lots of windows, good coffee and snacks.
shane b
January 4, 2018|
Response from Jen827 | Reviewed this property |
nope. dry town. totally dry town. You can read the other reviews about it too. They have security walking the marketplace / food court and they seem to be watching for it too.