Whitetail packs them in
By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Skiers basked in relatively sunny weather at Whitetail Ski Resort Saturday, but by late afternoon the weather quickly took a turn for the worse.
Grey clouds moved in, and the wind blew hard down the giant 935-foot slope in front of the lodge.
Patricia Clifford had just arrived, and was standing in line with a crowd of people waiting to buy lift tickets.
"When that sun goes down, it's going to be brutal," Clifford said.
But for Clifford, the night is about the only time she can ski. She works during the day, then drives up to Whitetail from her home in Silver Spring, Md.
Nobody seemed to be bothered by the plummeting temperatures. Skiers constantly zipped down the slopes into the large crowd gathered at the chair lifts. Some stood for a few moments talking to each other while others immediately jumped on the lift for a ride back up the mountain.