Monday, July 25, 2011

Stay Connected With Liberty Mountain

We here at Liberty Mountain always want to make sure we let everyone know the latest news and information from around the resort. In the past we have felt our blog was a great way to do that. However, with the growth of other social media sites we have decided that the easiest way to keep you up to date is through the use of those sites and not our blog. We hope everyone will continue to follow everything going on here at Liberty and we can't wait to see you around the resort!

Here are links to our website as well as the other social media sites where we will continue to give you the latest news, info, pictures, videos, specials, and more!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Liberty Set to Open for Skiing & Snowboarding on Friday, December 10 at 9am!

After all the hard work put forth by the snowmaking team the past few days and nights as well as the colder temperatures, Winter looks like it will be arriving early for skiers and snowboarders! As the weather has gotten colder, snowmakers have been able to greatly increase the volume of snowmaking throughout the past week, which will allow the resort to open for skiing and snowboarding this Friday morning, December 10, 2010 at 9am!

As of Wednesday, the resort anticipates opening with a minimum of 7 trails with more terrain becoming available as snowmaking operations allow. There will be terrain open for skiers and snowboarders of all levels, from the beginner to the advanced, as well as the popular West Side Terrain Park. Boulder Ridge Snow Tubing will not be open this weekend, however snowmaking hopes to reach there soon and we will annouce opening day for Tubing as soon as we know! Continue to stay tuned to the webcams and snow report for up to date conditions.

As a special to kick-off the start of the season, Liberty is offering some great deals through December 23, 2010. For guests ages 8 and older interested in Learning to Ski or Snowboard, we are offering a special $39 rate for the First Class beginner package. Regularly priced at $84, the all inclusive package includes a beginner area lift ticket, ski or snowboard rental equipment and a class lesson – everything a person needs for a great first day on the slopes. For those with some previous slope experience, class lessons at all ability levels ages 8 and older are available for only $10 throughout the same time period.

So, incase you haven't already, it's time to dust off your gear and get it waxed and ready for the slopes. You don't want to miss out on the first runs of the season at Liberty Mountain! See you Friday!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Cold Temperatures have Arrived and Snowmaking has Begun!

Mother Nature has finally brought us the cold temperatures we have been anticipating! As some of you may still be recuperating from the extra baggage you put on from Thanksgiving Dinner, there is no time to rest now! As temperatures and conditions were looking favorable for making snow, the snowmaking department headed out and began to cover the slopes last night, December 1st. While conditions weren't quite cold enough for much accumulating snow last night, the forecast shows many more opportunities in the near future. At the current time no specific date has been set for opening day, but we will let everyone know as soon as we know!

Temperatures may not have dropped as low as we would have liked, however the first night of snowmaking was still a success! It was a perfect night for training and to warm up the guns from their long summer vacation and to make sure all the equipment was performing as it should. The snowmaking team did a wonderful job with the conditions they had and now can look forward to many more nights of snowmaking ahead of them. Click here to take a look at an awesome video showcasing Liberty Mountain’s snowmaking team hard at work!

As we look ahead, the forecast continues to look good for more snowmaking for the next few nights, so snowmaking will resume tonight as soon as temperatures allow. You can continue to watch our webcam and check our snow report for daily updates of snowmaking and conditions. Stay tuned and get your gear ready! The season will be here before you know it!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Anticipation of Opening Day in the Upcoming Weeks

As we all will be spending the next few days celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday together with friends and family as well as eating too much turkey and stuffing, many of you can't help but look forward to the first snowfall of the winter season. With snow brings the opening of ski resorts and the chance to finally get out your gear and hit the slopes! Even if Mother Nature doesn't provide our area with snow soon, Liberty Mountain is anticipating temperatures to begin to drop soon, which will then allow snowmakers the ability to begin the snowmaking process on the slopes.

There are a few key factors and elements however, that will be needed to cooperate with us in order to allow the resort to begin snowmaking, such as cold temperatures and low humidity to name a few. Once the conditions are suitable, our snowmakers and groomers will be hard at work in order to get our guests out on the slopes as soon as possible. One improvement the mountain has made in the offseason that will benefit snowmaking is the addition of several new automated snow guns. This new au
tomated, computerized snowmaking system will allow us to cover the slopes much more quickly and efficiently. Therefore, once conditions become optimal for snowmaking you can be sure that our resort will be open soon after the weather allows us!

In the mean time, feel free to visit Liberty Sports Shop, which is open every day. Now is the perfect time to get new gear and prepare yourself for the upcoming season! Also, don't forget Christmas is right around the corner. Do all your holiday shopping now, so it doesn't interfere with your time on the slopes later! Liberty Mountain Gift Cards and Tubing Passes all make wonderful gifts for everyone in the family!

Hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday and look forward to seeing you out on the slopes very soon!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Tons of Upcoming Events at Liberty Mountain!

What an exciting time of year! The weather is starting to cool reminding us that another great winter is on the way, golfers are on the course enjoying some of the best days of the year, and everyone at Liberty has been super busy planning some amazing upcoming events! We can't wait to let you in on everything going on around the resort in the coming months!

The events kick off next month with our annual Fall Festival on October 17th from Noon - 4pm. Not only are we bringing back the Cannonball Chili Cookoff but we also added a microbrew tasting to the list of events! We will have beers from the Lancaster Brewery, Troeg's, and Dogfish Head just to name a few. We'll also be offering special Liberty Mountain tasting glasses!

There are plenty of other activities during fall festival that are perfect for people of all ages! Come build a scarecrow, paint pumpkins, take a fall chairlift ride, or ride the zipline all while listening to the Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band! So come enjoy all the fun activities and also take a moment to pick up your pass for the season! New and renewing pass holders will eat free at our BBQ lunch! Don't forget October 31st is the last day to get your passes at the early season rate! For all the information on Fall Festival please visit here.

If you are unable to make it to Fall Festival and want to speak with one of our reps please check our Show Schedule to see when one will be in your area.

After the season kicks off there are activities planned throughout the entire season! One of the exciting new events is the resort wide New Year's Eve Celebration!

Our NYE celebration will include late-night skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing until 1am, fireworks at midnight, live music from the Freddie Long Band at McKee's tavern, a New Year's Eve Gala with singer-songwriter Ronnie Dove in the ballroom, family friendly DJ's and entertainment at both the main lodge and Boulder Ridge, and more! There's something for everyone and every age!

Reservations and tickets are required for some events so make sure to read all about everything going on New Year’s Eve and get your tickets here.

We could go on all day about even more events but we want to give you time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful fall weather. So make sure to check our Event Calendar Page for a listing of all events!

See you around the resort!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Summer Celebration at the Mountain {Liberty Mountain Resort - Carroll Valley, PA}

So what can you do at Liberty Mountain in the summer? Is there anything going on at Liberty when the snow isn't falling and the chairlifts aren't running? The answer is YES!

Folks often wonder what exactly goes on at Liberty during the warmer months when the skiers, snowboarders and snow tubers aren't visiting the mountain. We are a four-season resort offering amenities and activities all year round. Of course our "bread and butter" is the winter season when we offer nearly four months of skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing fun for people of all ages. But we also like to entertain during the off-season when the weather is warm and the grass is green. We have 99 hotel rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, the Boulder Ridge Challenge Course, lots of space for meetings and banquets, a tavern and restaurant for dining, an 18-hole championship golf course, and a beautiful, lush mountain just waiting for visitors!

This summer, we invite you to come see what we do during the off-season and give our mountain the visitors it's yearning for! Join us for a relaxing, fun, mountainside evening at the first ever Summer Celebration at the Mountain!

On Saturday, August 7th from 5 to 10pm, the outdoor base area at Liberty will be open for our special event where you'll find something for everyone. The outdoor swimming pool will be open to all guests and the grass area will be available for kids and families who want to throw a football, play cornhole and enjoy other lawn games. The BBQ will be cookin' on the Alpine Patio and beer and other beverages will also be available for purchase.

The main highlight of the event is the highly anticipated return of the Kelly Bell Band! They'll be joining our celebration with some Phat Blues entertainment from 7 to 10pm. The band has played at both Liberty Mountain and Carroll Valley resorts several times and have become a local favorite. The band's high energy performances and eclectic blues style has got everyone excited for this upcoming musical performance. Learn more about the Kelly Bell Band here.

We're excited to be hosting this summer event and hope that you will join us for an evening under the stars at our mountain! You'll be surprised to see what Liberty looks like during the off-season...see you on August 7th!

Tickets for the event are $10 each and will be available for purchase at the ticket gate/event entrance. You can also purchase your ticket ahead of time online. Tickets include entry to event, use of outdoor swimming pool and the Kelly Bell Band show. We encourage all guests to bring blankets and lawn chairs - seating will not be provided, but some picnic tables will be available on the Alpine Patio. No outside food, beverage or coolers are permitted. Rain location: Jacqueline Ballroom at the Inn at Carroll Valley.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

July 4th in Carroll Valley {Liberty Mountain Resort, Carroll Valley, PA}

Summer is officially here and one of the season's most popular holidays is just around the corner! What are you doing this year to celebrate the 4th of July?

How about a 4th of July with Liberty Mountain?

You could plan a mountain getaway complete with lodging at the Liberty Hotel, meals at our resort restaurants, a round or two of golf at the Carroll Valley Golf Course, swimming in our outdoor pool, and of course a day spent enjoying local 4th of July activities, including the famous Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment.

The Reenactment will take place from July 2-5 in historic Gettysburg, just 8 miles from Liberty Mountain. Events will include mortar fire demonstrations, live music, living history programs, and plenty of exciting battles to witness. Tickets are still available and a full detailed schedule is available at the Reenactment's website.

More interested in playing some golf? Check out our July 4th Golf Special! As we help introduce our sister resort, Whitetail Golf Course, we'd like to offer FREE rounds of golf! Play a round of golf at Carroll Valley Golf Course between July 2 and July 5, and earn a FREE round of golf at Whitetail Golf Course in the same time frame. Don't just play one round of golf this holiday weekend, play two! More details on the golf special can be found on our website.

Of course you don't need to be a mountain getaway guest or golfer to enjoy the 4th of July at Liberty Mountain. The local activities, like the Gettysburg Reenactment and celebration at Carroll Valley, are well-suited for a day trip!

On Sunday, July 4th from 2:00 to 10:00pm, the Carroll Valley Community Park will celebrate the holiday with tons of free activities! "Keeping History Alive Encampment", free hayrides, free children's rides, classic car show, live entertainment, and more will be taking place just a hop, skip and a jump away from Liberty. The Park is located on Rt. 116 just a short drive, or walk, from the Liberty Mountain Resort entrance. The celebration will come to a close with a fireworks display set off from the top of Liberty Mountain. More details here.

Whether you're a local fan, frequent visitor, employee, friend or lodging guest, we invite you to celebrate the holiday in Carroll Valley. There's lots to do and lots to see! We'd love to have you!