Mr. Dennis will be doing the Snow Sports merit badge at 7pm starting February 12, 2014 - download your worksheets here -


Troop 1325 WhiteTail Day Trip


 A quick note:

For those in the group that take a first timer lesson will be able to purchase the Mountain Passport (this is separate from the cost of the trip and optional) for $45. 

  1. This covers a single pass to come back with the lift, rental, and lesson covered (this is worth that alone). 
  2. 40% off of lift tickets at Whitetail, Roundtop, and Liberty
  3. 40% off of rental costs at Whitetail, Roundtop, and Liberty
  4. Free group lessons
  5. For the rest of this season and the 2015 season
How Much When Where

$79 - Boarding/Skiing Lesson & Rental

$62 - Boarding/Skiing Just Lift Ticket

$28 -


for 2hrs

 February 22nd 2014 - leave the church at 530AM We plan to leave around 4pm If there are people that have driven and want to stay their tickets will be good until 10pm. WhiteTail Resort - 13805 Blairs Valley Rd, Mercersburg, PA 17236
What Who Transportation
 Snowboarding, Skiing, Tubing and a neat look at how the resort works Scouts and any family members Parents and Scout Leaders


  • Should we bring extra clothes? 
    • Yes, wet cold scouts are unhappy. Please bring a full change of clothes
  • How much cash should we send?
    • Please bring or send $30 or more dollars per person for food, it is expensive. Also consider we will be there for breakfast and lunch. You could pack a lunch but it is one more thing that would need to be carried and monitored. 
    • There is a meal saver plan for $9.75 but it can only be used for lunch or dinner. I will need that money to be given to me when we are at the church.
    • Please bring or send $45  per person for anyone that is interested in the Mountain Passport (see note above)
  • Are there extra things we would bring?
    • Please bring sunscreen, googles, or glasses if you have them 
  • How much time will we get to ride or ski?
    • We will have time for a lesson or about 2 hours of riding/skiing after we meet with the Director of Schools, then about 1 to 2 hours after the last session until 4pm
    • Those that are doing the merit badge should be proficient enough riders or skiers to go with me to do the merit badge at the time people would be taking lessons.


I am very excited to be able to show you all where Korben and I work. We have put together a really great “behind the scenes,” program to show you how the mountain really works. We will start the day by meeting with the Snow Park manager at 715am.

We will see how the park is built and maybe help with some of the set up. We will also meet the groomers to see how the snow on the mountain is prepared for the day. We will go grab our gear and get ready for riding/skiing or lessons. We will meet the snowboard and ski patrol, talk to them and learn what they do at 9am.

Then we will meet the snowboard and ski school director at 945am to learn about being instructors and how they do what they do. This is when we will have our lessons or free ride/ski. 


Snow tubers can go tubing.


We will meet for lunch at 12pm, then we will need parents to drive us to meet mountain operations at 1pm. We will need to be out of our ski boots and in street shoes to do this, so the more parent/leader help we can get the better. Mountain operations is where they do all the snowmaking and we will get to see all the cats.    

We will then drive back to the main resort to meet with our friends at Two Top Adaptive Sports ( where they teach wounded warfighters to snowboard and ski, in addition to anyone a disability.



After that we could ride, ski, or tube and leave by 4pm. If you are there with your family you are welcome to stay longer. I hope to see everyone up there! Please email me if you have any questions.

David Dennis,
Feb 20, 2014, 12:00 PM
David Dennis,
Feb 20, 2014, 12:00 PM
David Dennis,
Feb 20, 2014, 12:00 PM