Signpost: Whitetail Mountain Resort

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WHITETAIL MOUNTAIN 108 skiable acres; 935 vertical feet; summit elevation: 1,800 feet; 40 annual inches; 19 trails; six lifts. Adult weekend lift ticket: $48; nightskiing, $30

LODGING Whitetail Real Estate manages the rental properties available at the resort, including Blair's Ridge Townhouses (two-bedroom condos with good views, $150—$250) and Trailside (two- to five-bedroom slopeside units, $215—$550); 717-328-5550; Mercersburg Inn is a restored 1909 mansion six miles from Whitetail; $135—$275; 717-328-5231.

DINING In Mercersburg, James Buchanan Pub and Restaurant (717-328-3008) offers innovative fare in a historic building. McKinstry Restaurant (717-328-3699) and Main Street Café (717-328-3699) are good family hangouts.

GETTING THERE From Washington, D.C.: Take I-270 north, then I-70 west to Exit 18; in Clear Spring, Md., turn right onto Broadfording Road; after 1/2 mile, turn left on Blairs Valley Road; Whitetail is on the left, five miles ahead.

INFORMATION 717-328-9400, 717-328-5550 (lodging);