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post #31 of 35
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LF, you pretty much summed up the skiing situation out here. I'm OK from a teaching perspective. My concern was actually being out there on opening day, and thinking "why am I not enjoying this? Do I hate skiing now? :confused" It felt weird and unpleasant. Fortunately the hill cleared out a bit and I could open it up--and that completely changed the experience. 

 

oldschool, I think you're right on about Blue. 

post #32 of 35

I think there are a whole bunch of private ski areas next to Blue and maybe they’re a lot less crowded on the weekends?  Might be worth looking into.

post #33 of 35

Do L.O.L. (Lot's o' laps) while thinking about all the good things you're doing to prepare for the trip west (or to Europe) that you just booked! :)

post #34 of 35

With Blue the worst run for getting hit and run over is on Happy Valley near the Willy's junction, it is labeled as a slow zone, but don't let that fool you into thinking that you are safe.

 

This is one of the few areas I would strongly suggest the Porqupine method while passing through this junction with caution.  Too many Yahoo's, Boarders and Skiers alike seem to always show up there. They avoid Porqupines (something about self preservation I think) :D

 

Unfortunately if you move from North to South or South to North you will pass trough this zone at some point.

 

For the most part the rest is not to bad and can be enjoyable.

 

This has been a bad spot for almost 40 years and I don't think will change anytime soon.

post #35 of 35
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Originally Posted by mtebor View Post

Holiday Valley is empty on weekdays, especially in the morning.  Crowds start to pick up around 2:30 when school gets out. I refuse to ski weekend there as it gets real busy.

As someone who's spent a lot of time at both Blue Mountain and Holiday Valley you haven't seen crowded at Holidat Valley. Try a Saturday at Blue Mountain and you'll be ever appreciative of HV even on its worst days.
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