Whitetail Mountain

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Whitetail Mountain 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!

Season Passes

Whitetail Mountain is a part of the Epic Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one season pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned and operated slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of types of Epic lift ticket passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at Whitetail Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

Whitetail Mountain 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's slopes see on average 108 inches (33 m) of snowfall a year. That is almost 9 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
109(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall
108"(3,292 cm)

Whitetail Mountain Elevation

Whitetail Mountain 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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,800'(549 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
935'(285 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
865'(264 m)

Whitetail Mountain Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
39.1out of 100
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Whitetail Mountain can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. 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 ski level.


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.

Skiable Terrain 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%.
Green Circle
22%(24 acres)

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.

Blue Square
53%(58 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
25%(27 acres)

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 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 Location

Whitetail Mountain is located in the state of Pennsylvania, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Mercersburg, PA.

Mercersburg, PA 17236 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
41.33000, -75.98000

Getting to Whitetail Mountain

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Whitetail Mountain), 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.

Newark Liberty International AirportEWRNew York, NJ104 mi
Philadelphia International AirportPHLPhiladelphia, PA108 mi
LaGuardia AirportLGANew York, NY116 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 AirportAVPWilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA13 mi
Williamsport Regional AirportIPTWilliamsport, PA49 mi
Lehigh Valley International AirportABEAllentown, PA55 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Whitetail Mountain, 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Montage MountainScranton, PA1,960 ft44%16 mi
Bear Creek MountainMacungie, PA1,110 ft35%18 mi
Jack FrostWhite Haven, PA2,000 ft41%23 mi
RoundtopUnityville, PA1,400 ft41%27 mi
Big BoulderLake Harmony, PA2,175 ft30%28 mi
Elk MountainUnion Dale, PA2,693 ft46%35 mi
Camelback MountainTannersville, PA2,050 ft38%38 mi
Shawnee MountainEast Stroudsburg, PA1,350 ft36%52 mi
Ski Denton State ParkUlysses, PA2,500 ft35%65 mi
Ski SawmillMorris, PA2,215 ft35%69 mi
Mountain CreekHackettstown, NJ1,480 ft40%69 mi
Holiday MountainMonticello, NY1,300 ft34%73 mi
Winter4Kids (Youth Only)Vernon Twp, NJ1,435 ft43%75 mi
Spring MountainSchwenksville, PA528 ft25%77 mi
Mt. PeterGreenwood Lake, NY1,250 ft35%88 mi
Plattekill MountainRoxbury, NY3,500 ft47%95 mi
Labrador MountainTruxton, NY1,825 ft37%98 mi
Alpine MountainWellsville, PA1,150 ft38%99 mi

Whitetail Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,800 ft
Base Elevation865 ft
Vertical Drop935 ft
(22% Beginner,  53% Intermediate,  25% Expert)
Skiable Acres109
Avg. Annual Snowfall108 inches
Whitetail Mountain Stats
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Chris Cagle

I love traveling the United States. I hunt down fantastic places to visit in the summer and great slopes to ski down in the winter. The first national park I ever visited was the Smokies, but since then, I've been to dozens. However, my favorite by far has been Zion.