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Boyce Park Reviews


Great For Beginners


Pros: Small hills, small crowds, terrain park, price

Cons: Not challenging, only 7 runs

Overall this is a great place for a beginner to learn to ski.  None of the hills are challenging for someone that's not a beginner.  The vertical drop is only in the high 300's.  The prices are cheap enough to make it worth going ($12).  I don't think there is a better place for someone who's never skied before to learn. It's great for families.  The lodge is small and the food is like your normal "cafeteria" food.  They don't serve alcohol so you don't have to worry about any drunk people taking you out!  They have a terrain park, it's just a few rails and usually one small jump, and it's enough to keep you occupied for a little while.  ...
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Laurel Hill Crazie

Snowsports to the People


Pros: In the suburbs, inexpensive, great place to get started

Cons: Opening at the whim of weather and county government, where's the hill?

Located in the heart of Allegheny County and right outside Pittsburgh city limits this county regional park offers locals the most inexpensive way to get into skiing or boarding. The ski area consist of a 180 vertical foot slope and a few side trails serviced by 100% snowmaking and a fixed grip double. The pitch is enough to get first timers hooked on the exquisite sensation of sliding upright on snow and I can personally attest to that having begun my lift assisted skiing here when the park opened in 1965. Small terrain park features can now be found on one of the side trails where in my day lift tickets were revoked for building small kickers. Rental equipment is available and night...
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