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frozen8864

A good place to learn to ski-then ski a better mountain!

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Pros: Great Ski School, Proximity to DC

Cons: Way too crowded, Long lift Lines, Clueless and reckless skiers

THE PROS: Liberty Mountain is a good resort to learn to ski/snowboard because of its well-trained Ski School.  They offer a great priced package for first time skiers called the Mountain Passport Card for about $45 that includes a first-timers lesson, a lift ticket to beginner terrain, and ski/boot/pole rentals.  It's snowmaking capabilities are good for a region that survives on it when the resort receives an annual snowfall of less than 50in.  The restaurants and lodge are nice.   THE CONS: This place is crowded on weekends!  I felt like cattle going to the slaughterhouse while waiting in a disparaging line only to arrive on slopes that are jammed...
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GeeWhiz

Nice small mountain serving the DC area

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Pros: Well maintained facilities, newer quicker lifts, good terrain for small vert, friendly staff

Cons: Crowded weekends, Icy in pm, a decent walk from parking lots

I usually try to get there early - good snow quality and less crowded, spend most of the time on the backside of the mountain. Terrain more varied and advanced with some bumps to enjoy. One of three snow time owned resorts, similar to Roundtop with a more metro feel. Whitetail has more vertical than other two but can get crowded and more likely to hit the freeze and thaw cycle. A day well spent, usually leave around lunch before the crowds build on weekends.
FOG

Liberty, catering to the embassy crowd, great ski school

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Pros: Ski and Snowboard school, snowmaking, great use of terrain

Cons: small area, can be crowded

 Liberty does more to use its terrain than any other area I have visited.  The runs blend nicely into each other so one can use the entire vertical, and the landscaping makes the runs feel longer than they really are.  Each run has character and there is a nice progression in difficulty from one to the next.   The snowsports school has a very thorough training program, with more representation among the PSIA staffs than any other area with its vertical.  Instructors have clinics available throughout the day, unless customer demand requires all instructors to teach.  The school technical staff shadows lessons and works to maintain quality and consistency among lessons.  The staff is large,...
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CharlieP

Liberty, the area that could

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Pros: Close to DC and Baltimore metro areas. Well managed. Season pass valid at Whitetail and Roundtop as well as discounts at several other EC areas.

Cons: Small vertical. Located in the "banana belt" subject to early season base melt down. Grooming can be improved. Front side is cold.

Oct 8, 2009 Ski Liberty has been my home mountain for over 30 years.  If it hadn't been for the convenience of Ski Liberty (55 minutes door to door), I wouldn't be as passionate about skiing as I am. The area although vertically challenged (~600 feet) takes pride in being well managed.  The first thing a guest notice is how well the facilities are maintained.  This includes buildings, grounds, terrain and snow making.  With this said, for some reason, the grooming can be hit or miss, which usually is a contention with most Liberty regulars.  However, I view it as a challenge which will help improve my skiing when I go ski bigger and more varied terrain elsewhere. Thirty minutes are added...
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