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March 10, 2008
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Whitetail Resort set a record in its 2007-08 winter season with the number of people snow tubing, according to Matt See, marketing coordinator with the resort. More than 50,000 people snow tubed since early December, he said. "We were the first in the region to open snow tubing for the season," See said. See said an estimated 130,000 people were on the ski slopes, in part taking advantage of the Dec. 8 opening date and open slopes on Christmas and New Year's Day. "Last year we were closed for three weeks" due to the weather, See said.
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by KEVIN CLAPP | December 26, 2002
kevinc@herald-mail.com Like sprinters perched precariously on starting blocks, the snow tuber teeters atop an 850-foot slope, awaiting the report of the starters' pistol. Only here - with a wind whipping that ratchets down mid-40s temperatures a few degrees - the go signal is a verbal shout and shove from a spotter. And then, a half-minute adrenaline rush/lesson in gravity. A stiff breeze slaps across body and brightly-colored tube, spinning down a solid track of snow and ice. Bouncing from one side of the track to another - picture a slick, steep half-pipe - tiny bumps send tube and rider airborne for half-seconds at a time.
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December 10, 1997
Resort gets funds for tubing By DON AINES Staff Writer, Martinsburg BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Gov. Cecil Underwood Monday announced more than $1 million in low-interest loans for state businesses, including $150,000 for a snow tubing facility at Coolfont Resort. President and CEO Martha Ashelman said the Berkeley Springs resort plans to show off the snow tubing runs for the press on Dec. 20 if the weather cooperates. She said it has 10 runs of 850 feet each and a lift to take the tubers back up. "We borrowed $400,000 from Citizens National Bank and the state is willing to guarantee 45 percent of that," Ashelman said.
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January 11, 2008
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Students in grades nine through 12 are invited to attend the Senior High Winter Retreat at Camp Joy El on Jan. 25-27. Dwight Myers, education director for Antrim Brethren in Christ Church in Greencastle, will be speaking on the theme "Back to the Future. " He will teach campers how the decisions they make today affect their future and how to make wise decisions. The entire retreat will go to Whitetail Resort for snow tubing on Jan 26. Registration costs $55 with an additional fee of $16 for snowtubing.
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November 19, 2002
Summit Health Healthcare Career Clubs Open to area teens ages 14 or older. Clubs meet regularly from September to May (excluding December) to introduce area youth to career opportunities in health care. Health care professionals talk about their careers. There is a question and answer period and light refreshments. The Chambersburg, Pa., club meets today (the third Tuesday of each month), from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Chambersburg Hospital, Lecture Room A, ground floor, Chambersburg.
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by RICHARD BELISLE | October 28, 2002
waynesboro@herald-mail.com MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The second annual Great Outdoors Festival, a two-day "break-even event aimed at getting people to the Whitetail Ski Resort off season," brought about 2,000 people to the facility outside Mercersburg over the weekend, a Whitetail spokesman said. "We do this to familiarize people with Whitetail," spokesman Chris Black said. Those who went saw dog training and trials, a wood-chopping demonstration by Penn State Mont Alto forestry students, a fly-fishing exhibit and wood carving.
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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 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 JULIE E. GREENE | December 22, 2005
julieg@herald-mail.com Local skiing is off to an early start with regional ski resorts optimistic about the season. It's like mid-winter February conditions in mid-December, says Chris Black, marketing coordinator for Whitetail Mountain Resort in Mercersburg, Pa. "Conditions are phenomenal for this time of year," he says. Perfect conditions for skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, cardboard sledding, pond skimming and ... mountain biking? Among the upcoming events at regional ski resorts is the Springfest Mountain Bike Race & Bump Contest at Whitetail Mountain Resort on March 4. Mountain bikers ride down a snow-covered trail, says Amy Stine, special events coordinator for the resort.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | December 11, 2009
MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- After several days of successful snow-making, Whitetail Resort will open for skiing and snowboarding today at 8:30 a.m. The resort invested more than $1.7 million in capital improvements this year, including 24 new energy-efficient Areco snowmaking fan guns. Cold weather this week has given the resort ample opportunity to make snow with its new guns, marketing coordinator Matt See said. The entire staff is ready for the 2009-2010 season, resort president Don MacAskill said.
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March 10, 2008
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Whitetail Resort set a record in its 2007-08 winter season with the number of people snow tubing, according to Matt See, marketing coordinator with the resort. More than 50,000 people snow tubed since early December, he said. "We were the first in the region to open snow tubing for the season," See said. See said an estimated 130,000 people were on the ski slopes, in part taking advantage of the Dec. 8 opening date and open slopes on Christmas and New Year's Day. "Last year we were closed for three weeks" due to the weather, See said.
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January 11, 2008
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Students in grades nine through 12 are invited to attend the Senior High Winter Retreat at Camp Joy El on Jan. 25-27. Dwight Myers, education director for Antrim Brethren in Christ Church in Greencastle, will be speaking on the theme "Back to the Future. " He will teach campers how the decisions they make today affect their future and how to make wise decisions. The entire retreat will go to Whitetail Resort for snow tubing on Jan 26. Registration costs $55 with an additional fee of $16 for snowtubing.
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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 DON AINES | December 10, 2006
MERCERSBURG, PA. - The parking lots were filling up early Saturday morning for the first day of skiing at Whitetail Resort, with cars and sport utility vehicles sporting license plates from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., along with at least one from Texas and another from - of all places - Maine. Events coordinator Amy Stine said she and other resort employees sometimes walk through the lots just to see where people are coming from. A week of cold days and frigid nights had allowed the resorts 94 airless snow making fan guns to pile up a base of 12 to 18 inches on eight runs and open the slopes for the 2006-07 season.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | December 22, 2005
julieg@herald-mail.com Local skiing is off to an early start with regional ski resorts optimistic about the season. It's like mid-winter February conditions in mid-December, says Chris Black, marketing coordinator for Whitetail Mountain Resort in Mercersburg, Pa. "Conditions are phenomenal for this time of year," he says. Perfect conditions for skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, cardboard sledding, pond skimming and ... mountain biking? Among the upcoming events at regional ski resorts is the Springfest Mountain Bike Race & Bump Contest at Whitetail Mountain Resort on March 4. Mountain bikers ride down a snow-covered trail, says Amy Stine, special events coordinator for the resort.
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BY WANDA T. WILLIAMS | April 27, 2005
WASHINGTON COUNTY With a growing number of Washington County children being raised by single parents and grandparents, volunteers can make a huge impact on the lives of children living in such situations, said Robert McKee, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County. Crystal Allison and Ed Distad are two volunteers who are making a difference. Combined, they've donated 26 years of service to the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Allison has been a Big Sister for seven years and Distad is in his 19th year as a Big Brother.
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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 ANDREA ROWLAND | November 3, 2003
andrear@herald-mail.com J. Gruber's Hagers-Town Town and Country Almanack predicts plenty of snow this winter - and that's good news for skiers, snowboarders and tubers. Slopes in and around the Tri-State area most likely will open for business in late November or early December, as soon as cold temperatures dig in to stay, say resort officials in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Whitetail Mountain Resort in Mercersburg, Pa., will open for the 2003-04 ski season as soon as the mercury dips low enough to sustain snow - ideally during Thanksgiving weekend, but probably the first week of December, says Chris Black, marketing coordinator.
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