Mid-Atlantic ski resorts are in a constant battle to make each season better than the last by adding new lifts, new lodges, and the ever popular increase in snowmaking capacity.
The familiar pattern continues for the 2002-2003 winter season, with local resorts continuing to invest in capital improvements to keep their customers happy and to be competitive with other resorts in the region.
To find out what's new at your favorite resorts, scroll below. Or, to view improvements from prior seasons, click on a year.
What's New for 2002/2003:
What’s New for 2002: Canaan Valley Resort
December 8, 2002: West Virginia’s Canaan Valley Resort will offer extended night skiing this season, NASTAR Racing, and improvements to the Bear Paw Lodge.
What’s New for 2002: Hidden Valley Resort
October 13, 2002: Pennsylvania’s Hidden Valley Resort is debuting a new “super lease” rental program this winter, as well as a “Lucky Friday Lodging” special.
What’s New for 2002: Sugar Mountain
October 13, 2002: North Carolina’s Sugar Mountain Resort has added a new surface lift to the Terrain/Snowboard Park and has also invested in Main Lodge renovations. (1 reader comment)
What’s New for 2002: Alpine Mountain
September 29, 2002: The Alpine Mountain ski area, located in the Poconos, will offer numerous improvements across the board this winter.
What’s New for 2002: Wisp
September 27, 2002: Maryland’s only ski resort will debut the region’s largest “Super Pipe” this winter, along with a lodge expansion and two new tubing runs. Wisp also emphasizes that the summer’s drought will have no effect on snowmaking operations.
What’s New for 2002: Camelback
September 18, 2002: The Camelback Ski Area has been busy improving snowmaking, adding a snow groomer, regrading trails and enhancing rental inventory.
What’s New for 2002: Snowshoe Mountain Resort
September 7, 2002: A new access road to Snowshoe could shave off 30 minutes from the trip for D.C. area visitors. Snowshoe will also be offering a “free Wednesdays” promotion throughout the season. (11 reader comments)
What’s New for 2002: Timberline Resort
September 3, 2002: West Virginia’s Timberline Resort will be augmenting its snowmaking capacity by 15 percent this season. (28 reader comments)
What’s New for 2002: Shawnee Mountain
September 2, 2002: High-tech improvements to Shawnee Mountain this winter include state-of-the-art snowmaking equipment and a computerized equipment rental system.
What’s New for 2002: Blue Mountain
September 2, 2002: A new black diamond slope will debut at Blue Mountain this winter, along with a new teaching hill, snowmaking improvements, and an expanded rental shop.
What’s New for 2002: Wintergreen Resort
September 2, 2002: A 4,000 square foot mid-slope facility is under construction at Wintergreen resort, adding food and beverage services, a ticket outlet, locker space and restrooms. Wintergreen is also unveiling a new, calmer tubing park, and snowmaking improvements. (1 reader comment)
What’s New for 2002: Liberty Mountain Resort
September 1, 2002: Liberty will unveil the new Boulder Ridge Snow Tubing Park, among other improvements.
What’s New for 2002: Bear Creek
September 1, 2002: Over $2 million has been spent on improvements at Bear Creek Resort, including a new snow tubing park, two new trails, an enlarged terrain park, and snowmaking enhancements.