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By DON AINES | October 4, 1999
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The $11.1 million sale of Whitetail Ski Resort to a former competitor was finalized last week, according to representatives of the new owners. The deal with Snow Time Inc. of York, Pa., included another $1.9 million for the acquisition of about 800 acres adjacent to the Montgomery Township resort for real estate development, according to Eric Flynn, Snow Time's vice president for its Pennsylvania operations. Snow Time owns Ski Liberty in Fairfield, Pa., and Ski Roundtop in Lewisberry, Pa., along with Ski Windham in New York.
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November 26, 1999
By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Buoyed by new ownership and the financial support that goes with it and hopeful of a cold, snowy winter, Whitetail Resort is looking forward to a better ski season than it has had in the last three winters when warm temperatures nearly ruined the business. Snow Time Inc., which owns Ski Liberty in Fairfield, Pa., Ski Roundtop near Harrisburg, Pa., and Ski Windham in New York's Catskill Mountains, bought Whitetail at auction on Sept.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | April 7, 2006
MERCERSBURG, PA. - Whitetail Resort and its parent company, Snow Time Inc., are purchasing a golf course for $3.75 million to realize the resort's original master plan calling for year-round outdoor recreation. The 250-acre Whitetail Golf Resort shared the "Whitetail" name since opening in 2000 but retained separate ownership until now. A hotel and conference center are planned on the portion of the course across from the clubhouse, according to Don MacAskill, president of Whitetail Resort.
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By DON AINES | September 24, 1998
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A deal to sell Whitetail Ski Resort to the Dauphin County General Authority has been halted by a lawsuit from competing ski resorts, but the chairman of Whitetail still expects to be hiring 800 seasonal workers when the weather turns cold. "Informally, we both came to an agreement that this was the best thing to do," Whitetail Ski Company Chairman Richard Perl said Thursday. He said the $20 million deal, which was to be finalized at the end of this month, was called off when Snow Time Inc. filed a lawsuit claiming unfair business practices two weeks ago in Dauphin County Court.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro | March 29, 2000
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - This winter was a good sign for the new owners of Whitetail Resort. Thanks to more snow and colder temperatures, Whitetail opened all 17 of its ski and snowboard slopes for the first time in three years, said Donald McAskill, Whitetail's general manager. Snow Time Inc. bought the resort last fall for $13 million and spiffed it up for the 1999-2000 season. The company also owns Ski Liberty near Fairfield, Pa., Ski Roundtop near Harrisburg, Pa., and Ski Windham in New York.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | July 2, 2002
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Ticket booths, a retail shop and administrative offices will be grouped together in a 17,000-square-foot expansion that's now under construction at Whitetail Mountain Resort. The addition will help smooth out logistics at the resort, Marketing Coordinator Chris Black said. Group sales and guest services will be near each other. Also, resort officials won't have to repeatedly trek a half-mile from their office to the mountain and back.
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by TIM KOELBLE | June 18, 2006
David Bradshaw says he is normally a night person, but he might get to bed early tonight so he's ready to face a challenge that could land him a berth in the Booz Allen Classic that begins Thursday at TPC Avenel in Potomac, Md. Bradshaw, a Shepherd University graduate from Harpers Ferry, W.Va., will be among 72 hopefuls in the Monday qualifier, a normal ritual on the PGA Tour that preceeds the regular event. It is expected that up to 15 PGA Tour professionals will also be in the qualifier.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | November 26, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com MERCERSBURG, PA. - It was beginning to look a lot like winter Friday afternoon at Whitetail Mountain Resort.Snowmaking machines were in full fury at the ski resort on Blairs Valley Road as they began filling the slopes and grounds to set the base for this winter's ski season. The resort was taking advantage of this week's cold temperatures to start shooting the white stuff, said Chris Black, marketing coordinator for Whitetail. The snow guns starting cranking Thanksgiving evening.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | March 24, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The 2003-04 ski season at Whitetail Mountain Resort didn't match the record 2002-03 season, but it did come in a close second, said marketing coordinator Chris Black. Final figures have not been tabulated, but business during the season that ended March 14 is expected to be about 10 percent below last year, he said. Weather, as always, was the determining factor, he said. "Last year, we opened earlier and closed later and we had a lot of natural snow," Black said.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | January 4, 2007
MERCERSBURG, PA. - Log on to Whitetail Resort's Web site and scroll through the day's camera shots of the mountain. In this, the height of the resort's season, you'll see picturesque ridges, chair lifts, snow machines and the lights that illuminate the landscape at night. So why are many workers at one of Mercersburg's major employers without a paycheck? The Webcams plainly reveal the answer - grassy, muddy slopes with small patches of snow supporting nary a skier, snowboarder or snow tubing enthusiast.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 25, 2013
Some people were undoubtedly grumbling about Monday's snow as they cleared their cars or made child care arrangements once schools announced closures. At Liberty Mountain Resort, though, the mood was festive. “It's a great day to be on the mountain at the end of March. This doesn't always happen,” said Anne Weimer, marketing director for the ski resort near Fairfield, Pa., in Adams County, Pa. In fact, some of the 1,400 wintertime employees started to reminisce about their last late-season snowstorm, she said.
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by KATE S. ALEXANDER | January 23, 2007
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Fresh snow and temperatures in the 30s Monday drew skiers and snowboarders to Whitetail Resort after mild weather had closed the Snow Time Inc. operation for 12 days earlier this season. "The weather has been phenomenal for snowmaking," said Amy Stine, events coordinator at Whitetail. "Our base is about 18 to 24 inches. " At the top of the mountain, snow guns created a haze of white as they covered the closed slopes with more snow. Stine said the resort's 94 snow guns have been working around the clock since temperatures dropped last week.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | January 4, 2007
MERCERSBURG, PA. - Log on to Whitetail Resort's Web site and scroll through the day's camera shots of the mountain. In this, the height of the resort's season, you'll see picturesque ridges, chair lifts, snow machines and the lights that illuminate the landscape at night. So why are many workers at one of Mercersburg's major employers without a paycheck? The Webcams plainly reveal the answer - grassy, muddy slopes with small patches of snow supporting nary a skier, snowboarder or snow tubing enthusiast.
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by TIM KOELBLE | June 18, 2006
David Bradshaw says he is normally a night person, but he might get to bed early tonight so he's ready to face a challenge that could land him a berth in the Booz Allen Classic that begins Thursday at TPC Avenel in Potomac, Md. Bradshaw, a Shepherd University graduate from Harpers Ferry, W.Va., will be among 72 hopefuls in the Monday qualifier, a normal ritual on the PGA Tour that preceeds the regular event. It is expected that up to 15 PGA Tour professionals will also be in the qualifier.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | April 7, 2006
MERCERSBURG, PA. - Whitetail Resort and its parent company, Snow Time Inc., are purchasing a golf course for $3.75 million to realize the resort's original master plan calling for year-round outdoor recreation. The 250-acre Whitetail Golf Resort shared the "Whitetail" name since opening in 2000 but retained separate ownership until now. A hotel and conference center are planned on the portion of the course across from the clubhouse, according to Don MacAskill, president of Whitetail Resort.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | November 26, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com MERCERSBURG, PA. - It was beginning to look a lot like winter Friday afternoon at Whitetail Mountain Resort.Snowmaking machines were in full fury at the ski resort on Blairs Valley Road as they began filling the slopes and grounds to set the base for this winter's ski season. The resort was taking advantage of this week's cold temperatures to start shooting the white stuff, said Chris Black, marketing coordinator for Whitetail. The snow guns starting cranking Thanksgiving evening.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | March 24, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The 2003-04 ski season at Whitetail Mountain Resort didn't match the record 2002-03 season, but it did come in a close second, said marketing coordinator Chris Black. Final figures have not been tabulated, but business during the season that ended March 14 is expected to be about 10 percent below last year, he said. Weather, as always, was the determining factor, he said. "Last year, we opened earlier and closed later and we had a lot of natural snow," Black said.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | July 2, 2002
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Ticket booths, a retail shop and administrative offices will be grouped together in a 17,000-square-foot expansion that's now under construction at Whitetail Mountain Resort. The addition will help smooth out logistics at the resort, Marketing Coordinator Chris Black said. Group sales and guest services will be near each other. Also, resort officials won't have to repeatedly trek a half-mile from their office to the mountain and back.
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BY RICHARD F. BELISLE | March 13, 2002
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Above-average winter temperatures, while nice for many Tri-State residents, were not embraced by the owners of Whitetail Ski Resort and the patrons who normally flock to the 19-slope ski run every year. Whitetail spokesman Chris Black said Tuesday that the Blairs Valley Road resort ended the season with business about 15 percent below that of a year with normal winter temperatures. Still, it wasn't the disaster that some thought it might have been, Black said.
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November 23, 2001
Right now, there's no business for snow businesses By LAURA ERNDE / laurae@herald-mail.com Last year, Black Friday turned into White Friday for area ski resorts blessed with unusually cold weather that allowed them to make snow. There's no chance of a repeat this year because fall has been much warmer than normal, said marketing coordinators at Whitetail Resort in Mercersburg, Pa., and Liberty Mountain Resort in Fairfield, Pa. But the ski resorts are ready to open - with a few updates for the new season - as soon as temperatures drop.
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