[R498R, Whitetail Resort] in Mercersburg, Pa., has spent $4 million over the summer on trail work, more efficient snow guns, and improvements to the base lodge.

Snow Time Inc., the ski area operators, cut and graded a new beginner trail, Ledgewood.

The resort also added 19 Techno Alpine snowmaking fan guns for more efficient coverage, and increased ability to make snow in early season conditions, when temperatures are marginal but skiers and riders are especially eager to hit the slopes.

Whitetail also added a large, new outdoor patio to the base lodge, and upgraded the Marketplace Dining Room.

Season passes and Advantage Cards are on sale at pre-season rates, good through Oct. 31, after which they will increase.

Individual Full Season Passes are $429 until Oct. 31, when they increase to $629.

Full Season Passes for full-time students age 24 and under are $429, then $629.

Senior Midweek Passes are $199, then $299.

Night Season Passes are $269, then $369.

Midweek Season Passes are $329, then $529.

Family Season Passes are $429 for the first person, then $629; and $329 for each additional family member, then $629.

Children age 5 and under ski free.

More information. Or call 717-328-9400