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Liberty Mountain Resort
Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania
Vertical drop:620 feet
Base elevation:570 feet
Peak elevation:1,190 feet
Skiable acres:100
Longest run:5,200 feet

Liberty Mountain Resort is located in Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania, just off Rt. 15 over the Maryland border. Liberty is only 60 miles from the Baltimore and D.C. beltways, making it one of the most popular resorts close to D.C. Like all resorts in the area, Liberty is lit for night skiing, and trails are covered by 100% snowmaking.

Liberty offers 16 trails served by 8 chairlifts, with terrain suitable for all levels of skiers and boarders, plus 14 snow tubing lanes and a carpet lift servicing the tubing park. The Liberty Mountain Hotel offers slopeside lodging and ski and stay packages. The lodge also offers free wireless Internet access. After a day of skiing, visitors can relax in front of the fireplace in the main lodge, or in McKee’s Tavern, which features sit down dining and live entertainment.

Over the past several years, Liberty has invested millions of dollars integrating automated snowmaking into their systems. For the 2019-2020 winter season, Liberty built a new pumphouse near its main snowmaking pond. The upgrade increased the amount of water that can be pumped to snowguns across the mountain.

Liberty’s beginner area, complete with two moving carpet lifts, is home to the award-winning First Class Learn to Ski and Snowboard and Mountain Passport programs. The area also includes Snow Cat Alley, an area specifically designed for children’s programs.

Liberty is now part of the Vail Resorts family after a 2019 purchase. Previously, it was owned by Peak Resorts, and before that, Snow Time. Its new ownership means you can purchase a single Epic pass and ski at Whitetail, Liberty, Roundtop, Jack Frost, Big Boulder, and dozens of resorts across North America.

For the 2020-2021 winter season, Liberty will be following the COVID protocols of its parent company, Vail Resorts. Face coverings will be required at the resort, and on-mountain access will be managed via reservations, limiting how many visitors can visit per day. All transactions across the resort will be cashless this winter.

Photo by M. Scott Smith.

Key Statistics

Resort Name: Liberty Mountain Resort
Vertical Drop: 620 feet
Base Altitude: 570 feet
Peak Altitude: 1,190 feet
Trails: 16 Trails:
  • 35% beginner
  • 40% intermediate
  • 25% expert
Skiable Acres: 100
Longest Run: 5,200 feet
Lifts: 8 (5 quads, 3 surface)
Night Skiing: Yes
Terrain Park: Three terrain parks, totaling 10 acres. The parks are serviced by their own J-Bar lift.
Tubing Park: 14 lanes with a moving carpet lift.
Address: 78 Country Club Trail, Carroll Valley, PA 17320
Phone: (717) 642-8282
Social Media: Facebook link Twitter link Instagram link
Webcams: View resort webcams
Web Site:
Directions: Via Google Maps

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Weather near Liberty Mountain

3:53 pm on October 20 / Hagerstown, Washington County Regional Airport
74° F
Humidity:38% Visibility:10.00
Wind Speed:10 mph wind_SW Sunrise:7:24 a.m.
Barometer:30.09 in Sunset:6:25 p.m.
Dewpoint:47 °F
Way too warm for snowmaking. No snowmaking
Low: 51°
Mostly Clear
Mostly clear, with a low around 51. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
High: 71°
Sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Low: 53°
Chance of Showers
A chance of showers between 9pm and 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. South wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
High: 65°
Mostly Sunny
Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Weather supplied by the National Weather Service. Errors or reporting delays may be possible.

Snow conditions at Liberty Mountain

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News about Liberty Mountain

Vail Resorts Updates COVID-19 Safety Protocols
Article thumbnail September 25, 2021 - Vail Resorts adjusts its reservation, masking, and vaccination policies.
Vail Resorts Announces New CEO
Article thumbnail August 13, 2021 - Kirsten Lynch will be stepping into the role of CEO at Vail Resorts in November.
Mid-Atlantic Resorts Kick Off Ski Season
Article thumbnail December 24, 2020 - The 2020-2021 ski season has begun. DCSki provides a quick look at ski areas across PA, MD, VA, and WV.
Interview Series: Vail’s Jeff Lifgren
Article thumbnail October 2, 2020 - The DCSki Interview Series continues with Jeff Lifgren, who is in charge of Pennsylvania resorts Liberty, Whitetail, Roundtop, Big Boulder, and Jack Frost. Jeff touches on lots of topics in this in-depth interview conducted by DCSki’s John Sherwood.
Your Questions Answered: Mid-A Vail Resorts Properties
Article thumbnail September 15, 2020 - The deadline to purchase an Epic Pass for the 2020-2021 winter season is September 17, 2020, and many Mid-Atlantic skiers still have some questions about how skiing will work this winter at Vail Resorts properties, including Pennsylvania’s Liberty Mountain, Roundtop Mountain, Whitetail, Big Boulder, and Jack Frost. Jamie Storrs, Senior Manager of Communications for Vail Resorts, Eastern Region recently fielded questions from DCSki readers.
Vail Resorts Charts Out Upcoming Winter Season
Article thumbnail August 28, 2020 - Things are going to work a little bit differently at Vail Resorts properties this winter, as the company recalibrates its operations to adjust to the continuing reality of the COVID pandemic.
Epic vs. Ikon Pass: The Battle Begins
Article thumbnail March 3, 2020 - The ski industry has changed significantly in recent years: ski conglomerates Vail Resorts and the Alterra Mountain Company have gobbled up resorts across the country, and now offer competing “mega passes” that provide skiing and riding across dozens of properties for one historically low price. The proposition has been simple: commit to buying a mega pass in the spring, and you’ll receive countless ski days across North America the following winter. Epic and Ikon have now released pricing and details for their 2020-2021 winter season passes. In this story, DCSki takes a look at these passes from the perspective of a Mid-Atlantic skier.
Just in Time for the Holidays, All Mid-Atlantic Resorts are Open
Article thumbnail December 21, 2019 - After a burst of cold weather in November allowed some Mid-Atlantic resorts to snag pre-Thanksgiving opening dates, the balance of resorts have now officially begun their season in recent days thanks to a stretch of snowmaking-friendly temperatures.
Independent and Family-Owned Ski Resorts Team Up to Offer $199 Indy Pass
Article thumbnail September 2, 2019 - There’s been a lot of ski area consolidation in recent years. It almost seems like all ski areas will soon be under the ownership of just a few corporations. But there are still a lot of independent ski areas, and this winter, they’re joining forces to offer an affordable multi-resort pass that will provide the chance to sample 34 ski areas across North America.
News Briefs: Management Changes at Whitetail, Wisp
Article thumbnail August 2, 2019 - There has been a changing of the guard at two Mid-Atlantic ski areas as two long-time General Managers have retired. Whitetail’s Don MacAskill is being succeeded by Brett Cook, while Wisp’s Jerry Geisler is being succeeded by Ron Hawkes.

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