By STEVEN T. DENNIS
Staff Writer, Waynesboro
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Whitetail Ski Resort's new slope-side townhouses are selling like hotcakes to convenience-conscious Washington-area skiers, resort officials said.
The resort has sold nearly $6 million worth of the single-family homes in its first phase of construction now under way. Twenty-eight of the 48 units averaging $206,000 have been snatched up, said real estate director David Loughlin. About five more homes are in the process of being sold, he said.
About 30 of the units will be built in time for part of the upcoming ski season, while the rest will be finished in the spring, Loughlin said.
The second phase, which is still being designed, will include 70 condominiums priced at about $140,000 each.
Already, 25 people have put in refundable reservation deposits on the condominiums, Loughlin said.
Loughlin said having skiers live on the slopes will boost Whitetail's ski revenues. "We've got just about all we can handle on the weekends," he said. "It's the weekdays where we really need the help."