|Markette snowboards backwards
down a hill… don’t try this at home!
Where: White Tail Ski Resort in Mercersburg, Pa.
Distance from DC: 87 miles
Time in Car: 1 hours 51 minutes
Best time to Go: The peak season is winter, but they have outdoor activities all year round. The ideal snow conditions for skiing, boarding or tubing are just after a big snow. Additionally, you can always check the Snow Report for the most up to the minute details.
Things to Do: Ski, Snowboard, SnowTube, See and Be Seen.
When I first arrive, I am frightened at the notion of riding a lift to the top of a mountain only to have to slide down with both of my feet locked into a standing sled… also known as a snowboard.
I know, I know. My hair looks a HOT mess in this video. I didn’t see a reason to take it out of the pin curls since I was going to be wearing a hat all day.
Anyways, enough of that! Let’s get back to the trip… So at first, I really struggled to stay standing on my own two feet. I mean, I really struggled.
|This chicken tender platter set me back a little over $8.|
The food was not bad, but definitely more factory made, than fresh. It was also overpriced, but a ski resort can do that because they a captive audience — a bunch hungry people on a cold mountain with no other food options in sight.
Travel Tip: Eat a hearty breakfast before you go, and pack bottled water and snacks!
|My guy did better with his burger selection. But it still
set him back a pretty penny… more than $8.
With food in my belly and my mental block behind me, I went back to wrestle with the mountain and tried snowboarding once again.
|Markette versus The Mountain: Slowly, but surely
there’s triumph… who will nature win over (wo)man?
|Victory over the mountain!|
You know what? I think there really is something to that old addage,”If at first you don’t succeed, then try, try again.”