Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Olympic Torch Has Been Lit!

On October 22nd, the Olympic Torch for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games was officially lit in Olympia, Greece. Since being lit in a traditional ceremony, the torch has been exchanged between representatives of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games while traveling throughout the country of Greece. Tomorrow, October 30, the torch will leave Greece and make its way to North America and land in Victoria, British Columbia. From there, it will begin the 106-day journey across Canada in preparation for Olympic opening day on Friday, February 12, 2010.

*Image courtesy the official website for the 2010 Winter Olympics,

The Olympics are a time to celebrate excitement, enthusiasm and progression in sports. It's a time to celebrate the coming together of countries and the outstanding performances of the world's best athletes. It's a time and an event that the entire world can enjoy.

With the winter sports of skiing and snowboarding both represented at the Winter Olympic Games, it's only fitting that we celebrate the Olympics here at Liberty! We'd like to celebrate with the athletes and the world by creating our own Olympic excitement and awareness at the resort. From February 12-28, we plan on holding various activities and events in conjunction with and in celebration of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. So until then, we encourage you to get a jump start on the Olympic excitement by following the interactive map of the torch's relay on the 2010 Winter Olympics website.

Before you know it, the torch's journey will end and the biggest and best celebration of sports like skiing and snowboarding will be at an all-time high! Become a fan of the Winter Olympics now! The season is not that far away...

Monday, October 26, 2009

8 weeks, 56 days, 1344 hours, 80640 minutes

That's how much time we've got left until winter officially begins. For those of you who aren't quite ready for the cold and snowy weather of winter, such numbers may make the season seem too close. But for those snow-sneeking enthusiasts out there, the season may seem far away. Too far away. So which sounds shorter? 8 weeks, 56 days, 1344 hours or 80640 minutes?

Below are a few pictures recently taken at the resort. The trees are covered in fall colors and our mountain, as well as nearby mountains, are looking gorgeous. And just think, in a few short weeks (less than 8 because we'll be making snow before winter officially arrives) our mountain could be filling up with snow.

Beautiful Boulder Ridge Lodge.

The Boulder Ridge Gazebo ready for a fall wedding.

The roadway leading up to Boulder Ridge and the backside of the mountain is breath-taking. Wouldn't mind getting lost on this road for a while, huh?

If you'd like to see some of the fall colors of Liberty, hurry up and visit. Before we know it, November will be here and the leaves will be gone.

You should also hurry if you haven't bought your 2009-10 Season Pass. For only $399, you can ski and board all season long at three mountains - Liberty, Whitetail and Roundtop. This offer is only good through October 31st so treat yourself this Halloween and buy a Season Pass Today! Check out our website for all the details. And remember, there is only 8 weeks left until winter officially arrives, but the Liberty winter season will start earlier...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Thanks for joining us!

Yesterday was our Annual Fall Festival and Customer Appreciation Picnic. Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the fall foliage, bbq lunch, live music and activities! It was great to see guests excited and ready for a new winter season!

The rain and cold that was predicted for Sunday caused us to go to "plan B" - move everything inside and cancel some activities. Even though the sun came out and temperatures warmed up, we still had a nice, cozy, fun festival inside.

New and renewing Season Pass and Advantage Card holders began gearing up for the new season by purchasing their passes and cards at Fall Fest...

Don't forget! The $399 Season Pass is on sale until October 31st. After that, the Season Pass price goes up to $599 so hurry before this great deal ends!

The retail shop was jam packed with new stuff for the upcoming season. There sure are some colorful jackets and pants included in the line-up so if you're lookin' to "strut your stuff" with a new style on the slopes this season, you may want to visit the retail shop soon!

The Boro Boogie Pickers from Waynesboro entertained with live bluegrass music. The band was great and the guests really enjoyed them! They were perfect for the Fall Fest atmosphere. Thanks Boro Boogie Pickers!

While everyone listened to the live music and enjoyed their BBQ lunch, they also enjoyed the fresh new look of the Alpine Room. What a great way to get our guests excited for the upcoming season!

Something new to this year's Fall Fest was the 2nd Annual Cannonball Chili Cookoff. Local chili enthusiasts teamed up and cooked their best chili recipes in hopes of winning the prize for best chili. For a $5 donation, guests were able to taste the chili recipes and vote for their favorites. Thanks Unitarian Universalists of Gettysburg for putting this together and becoming part of our event!

It was great to see the resort dressed for fall.

It was also great to see our mountain dressed for fall. A new winter season is upon us...

Thanks again to all the guests who visited us for this year's Fall Festival event. We enjoyed seeing everyone and cannot wait to see you on the slopes for the 2009-2010 winter season!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


It's October 1st. October is warm and fuzzy, ready to wear turtlenecks and sweaters, sip on hot chocolate and sooth the soul with some warm, hearty soup. October is pumpkins and scarecrows, festivals and art shows, colorful leaves and beautiful mountains. October is saying "goodbye" to summer and preparing for the cold months ahead.

As winter continues to slowly creep towards us, Liberty continues to get ready for the 2009-10 season. Our $399 Season Passes have gone on sale and Liberty projects are being completed and polished. We're also preparing for our upcoming Fall Festival and Customer Appreciation Picnic. It's a great way to celebrate the fun and foilage of fall, but also a great way to get excited and ready for the upcoming winter season.

This year's Fall Festival is on Sunday, October 18th from 12 Noon to 4pm. We'll have tons of fall activities including pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, and live entertainment from the Boro Boogie Pickers. The Boulder Ridge Challenge Course climbing wall and zip line will also be open for those guests that want to "fly high" and experience adventure. Hayrides and chairlift rides will also be available at no extra cost.

Get an early start on your winter snow sports preparation by purchasing your Season Pass or Advantage Card at Fall Fest! Guest Services will be in the Eastwind Room and The Learning Center Lobby to process passes and cards so you can walk away with your "ticket" to the 2009-10 winter season.

Chef Dwaine's delicious BBQ lunch will be available on the Alpine Patio. Season Pass and Advantage Card holders will receive complimentary lunch tickets. Lunch will be $10 for adults, $6 for kids ages 6-12 and free for kids under 5 for non-pass and card holders. Click on the flyer image below for more details on this year's Fall Festival.

And that's not all! This year's Fall Festival will feature the 2nd Annual Cannonball Chili Cookoff! From 12 Noon to 4pm, guests can taste the different chili recipes prepared by local chili enthusiasts for a $5 donation - a portion of the proceeds will benefit local non-profit organizations. Chili teams will have the chance to win monetary prizes and awards. Which would you rather be - a chili maker or a chili taster? Visit our website to find out which is right for you. Cookoff rules and entry forms are available.

We hope to see you at Fall Fest on October 18th!