Ski & Snow Sports


Snow sports: Franklin County ski resort worth the trip

Whitetail Resort in Mercersburg spent more than $2.5 million in capital improvements for the 2014-15 season.

5 days ago


Skier's temporary disappearance ends on happy note

A quick, well-executed manhunt ends happily when the missing man suddenly appears and apparently unharmed.

1 week ago


 Climbing skins are smooth in one di­rec­tion to al­low ski­ers to slide for­ward, but rough in the other di­rec­tion to pre­vent them from slid­ing back­ward.

The skinny on skins for skis

The use of skins on skis help cross-country skiers move up hills on their route.

3 weeks ago


 Skiers enjoy a night-time run last month at Allegheny County’s Boyce Park.

Snow sports take on a different (and often cheaper) flavor at night

Many families ski at night at Pittsburgh-area resorts to improve their skills and have a little bit of breathing room on the slopes.

3 weeks ago


Work the phones and Web to find ski deals

Pittsburgh-area resorts offer money-saving ski and snowboard packages, especially midweek.

3 weeks ago


State aid sought to save Denton Hill ski resort

Potter County tourism and government officials and fans of Denton Hill State Park rally to save the ski resort near Coudersport.

3 weeks ago


Ski briefs: Resorts host snow-tubing nights

Family-oriented Tube-A-Palooza nights at Seven Springs and Hidden Valley also include bonfires and buffets.

3 weeks ago


Couple in 70s still love slopes

When it comes to skiing, Fred Gay, 73, and his wife, Carol, 74, of Bellefonte, Pa., know all best spots and all the tricks.

3 weeks ago


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