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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 DAVE McMILLION and DON AINESs | September 12, 1998
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A government agency that was formed to finance projects in the Harrisburg, Pa., area wants to buy Whitetail Ski Resort in Franklin County for $20 million, officials said Friday. Whitetail is on a list of properties the Dauphin County General Authority has bought or is negotiating to buy, and this is causing concern among the Dauphin County Commissioners, who chartered the authority, according to commissioners spokeswoman Amy Shivers. Shivers said the commissioners are questioning how the purchases benefit Dauphin County government.
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By GUY FLETCHER | September 6, 1998
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - When he was growing up in Middletown, Md., John Kee loved the outdoors, especially the mountains, and he knew someday he would make a career there. Recently, as he took in the picturesque view of Whitetail Ski Resort and Mountain Biking Center from atop his bike, Kee was beaming when he spoke about realizing his dream. "It's definitely not a bad place to spend my day," said Kee, 28, of Hagerstown. Kee is the mountain bike school director at Whitetail, as well as the resort's mountain bike events coordinator.
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July 1, 1998
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NEWS
March 20, 1998
By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writer Long-term forecasts predicted El Nio would make this winter's weather warmer and wetter than normal in the Tri-State area. The big question was whether the precipitation caused by the warming phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean would come in the form of snow or rain. Question answered. Spring begins at 2:55 p.m. today, and area residents can look back on what was the second-warmest winter in 100 years. Despite producing the 10th smallest snowfall total, this winter also was one of the wettest ever.
NEWS
March 12, 1998
Whitetail opening Friday MERCERSBURG, Pa. - In a year where winter temperatures have averaged 10 degrees warmer than normal, area ski resorts are finally seeing the coldest weather of the year. Whitetail Ski Resort snowmakers are taking advantage of the cold temperatures and plan to open the slopes Friday morning, according to a press release from the resort. The resort plans to hold several SpringFest events beginning Friday with Jimmie Heuga's Toyota Snow Express.
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By DON AINES | March 9, 1998
by Joe Crocetta / staff photographer click image to see enlargement MERCERSBURG, Pa. - From a distance, white ribbons wander down the mountain, but on closer inspection, the snow on the slopes of the Whitetail Ski Resort is giving way to patches of green. This time of year the lifts should still be running and the slopes dotted with skiers and snowboarders winding down the mountain. On a good day, hundreds of employees would be serving a few thousand skiers.
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By BRENDAN KIRBY | February 18, 1998
Warm weather puts bite on winter business A large sign outside Alpine Ski Rental in Clear Spring might sum up the year for owner Chris Dattilio: 50 percent off. Dattilio, whose shop is along the route taken by many skiers heading for Whitetail Ski Resort near Mercersburg, Pa., said he depends on skiers renting equipment. He estimated that business is down between 25 percent and 30 percent. "It's been pretty similar to Whitetail's," he said. "Their numbers are down, so my numbers are down We can't control the weather.
NEWS
January 9, 1998
By AMY WALLAUER Staff Writer This week's mild weather has taken area ski resorts on a downhill ride, forcing at least two of them to suspend operations. Whitetail Ski Resort in Mercersburg, Pa., and Ski Liberty in Carroll Valley, Pa., both suffered this week when temperatures soared, snow melted and fog rolled in. Whitetail closed Wednesday because of persistent fog and unseasonably warm temperatures. The resort hopes to reopen on Saturday, but only if conditions are nippy enough for snow-making: About 28 degrees.
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