Whitetail Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Pennsylvania in USA. The resort is in the town of Mercersburg, PA. We recently ranked all of Pennsylvania's ski resorts, so you can see where Whitetail Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Whitetail Mountain is a part of the Epic Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of different types of Epic passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.
Whitetail Mountain Lodging:
Whitetail Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview
Whitetail Mountain has a total of 23 ski trails, which are serviced by 9 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Whitetail Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 109 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 44 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.
Whitetail Mountain Ski Resort Elevation
Whitetail Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 1,800 feet, or 549 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 865 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 935 feet (285 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Whitetail Mountain has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Whitetail Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
39.2out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level
Whitetail Mountain has 109 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Whitetail Mountain is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 22% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 78%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Whitetail Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?
Whitetail Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 78% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Whitetail Mountain Ski Resort Location
Whitetail Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of Pennsylvania, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Mercersburg, PA.
Mercersburg, PA 17236 USA
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Getting to Whitetail Mountain Ski Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Whitetail Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 41.33000, -75.98000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Mercersburg, PA to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Whitetail Mountain Ski Resort.
|Newark Liberty International Airport||EWR||New York, NJ||104 mi|
|Philadelphia International Airport||PHL||Philadelphia, PA||108 mi|
|LaGuardia Airport||LGA||New York, NY||116 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Whitetail Mountain.
|Wilkes Barre Scranton International Airport||AVP||Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA||13 mi|
|Williamsport Regional Airport||IPT||Williamsport, PA||49 mi|
|Lehigh Valley International Airport||ABE||Allentown, PA||55 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Whitetail Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Whitetail Mountain Ski Resort.
|Montage Mountain||Scranton, PA||1,960 ft||44%||16 mi|
|Bear Creek Mountain||Macungie, PA||1,110 ft||35%||18 mi|
|Jack Frost||White Haven, PA||2,000 ft||41%||23 mi|
|Roundtop||Unityville, PA||1,400 ft||41%||27 mi|
|Big Boulder||Lake Harmony, PA||2,175 ft||30%||28 mi|
|Elk Mountain||Union Dale, PA||2,693 ft||46%||35 mi|
|Camelback Mountain||Tannersville, PA||2,050 ft||38%||38 mi|
|Shawnee Mountain||East Stroudsburg, PA||1,350 ft||36%||52 mi|
|Ski Denton State Park||Ulysses, PA||2,500 ft||35%||65 mi|
|Ski Sawmill||Morris, PA||2,215 ft||35%||69 mi|
|Mountain Creek||Hackettstown, NJ||1,480 ft||40%||69 mi|
|Holiday Mountain||Monticello, NY||1,300 ft||34%||73 mi|
|Winter4Kids (Youth Only)||Vernon Twp, NJ||1,435 ft||43%||75 mi|
|Spring Mountain||Schwenksville, PA||528 ft||25%||77 mi|
|Mt. Peter||Greenwood Lake, NY||1,250 ft||35%||88 mi|
|Plattekill Mountain||Roxbury, NY||3,500 ft||47%||95 mi|
|Labrador Mountain||Truxton, NY||1,825 ft||37%||98 mi|
|Alpine Mountain||Wellsville, PA||1,150 ft||38%||99 mi|
Whitetail Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,800 ft|
|Base Elevation||865 ft|
|Vertical Drop||935 ft|
(22% Beginner, 53% Intermediate, 25% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||N/A inches|