2009-06-18 / Entertainment

Whitetail Resort Announces Improvements

With the summer upon us, Whitetail Resort is currently gearing up for what will be another busy off-season on the mountain. A new half-pipe, terrain park and beginner adult carpet lift fit into a long list of improvements that total over $1.7 million. These exciting improvements will keep crews busy working into the fall to prepare for the 2009 - 2010 ski and snowboard season.

Atop the list of capital improvements for the upcoming season, is the cutting of a new half pipe in the Jib Junction Terrain Park, located on the Angel Drop trail. The addition of the new half pipe will be a great complement to the double chair lift that was added last summer and very well received over the 2008- 09 ski and snowboard season. This past season Whitetail Resort received the Visitor's Choice award for the Mid-Atlantic's Best Terrain Park by Onthesnow.com.

Whitetail Resort will then continue in the tradition of investing in the most energy efficient snowmaking equipment by adding 24 brand new Areco fan guns to the mountain. A continued investment in quality snowmaking equipment will allow Whitetail to make plenty of snow when cold temperatures arrive this winter.

Also this summer, Whitetail Resort will be adding a brand new beginner terrain park. This terrain park will be located on the Snow Park trail where the former half pipe was located. This new area will be a great spot for beginners to be introduced to freestyle skiing and riding. This new terrain park will replace the previous beginner park - Park Place 101, which was located on the Stalker trail.

A new 400-foot adult beginner carpet lift is also on the list of improvements this summer. This new lift will be located on the Northern Lights trail and will serve as a lift to introduce firsttime skiers and riders to the sport.

The addition of a new half pipe, terrain park and carpet lift are not the only improvements Whitetail Resort will be undertaking this summer. Other smaller projects are also under way to help make this another excellent season at Whitetail Resort.

"At Whitetail Resort we continue to focus on the guest experience as we undertake our upgrades for the 2009-10 winter ski and snowboard season. In addition to other major improvements we are investing heavily in expanding our snowmaking infrastructure for the upcoming winter," said Whitetail Resort President and general manager Don MacAskill.

Whitetail is also currently very busy with the summer operations of Whitetail Golf Resort and Dusty Wissmath's Fly Fishing School and Guide Service.

Whitetail Golf Resort showcases extensive improvements from last year. With the golf course looking better than ever, it was recently named one of the top 100 courses to play in the Mid-Atlantic by GolfStyles magazine for the third year in a row.

Dusty Wissmath's Fly Fishing School and Guide Service is currently in the middle of yet another great season. Named one of the premiere fly fishing schools on the east coast, Dusty Wissmath teaches his students fly fishing skills in two days that will last a lifetime and definitely, "set the hook" to anyone interested in taking up the sport.

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