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Best place to ski right now within a few hours of Philadelphia?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Anyone have any experience with any Pocono mountains or other location close to Philadelphia lately? I know Blue Mountain is closed this weekend but where might be the best bet for next week or weekend? Hope the worlds not ending, it's supposed to be 70 F here in Philly tomorrow, Jan 6th!!!!!
post #2 of 16

Skiing a Few Hrs from Philly

Get on a plane and fly west.

It was 63 @ 5:15 PM today in Philly.
post #3 of 16
Salt Lake City.
post #4 of 16
Sugarloaf, Maine.
post #5 of 16
Take less time to get to the the Canyons or Alta.
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
Ok so I am going to take the responses as "Don't even think about skiing around here." I was thinking more along the lines of driving day trips. I don't have the cash right now to go out west or I would already be gone. I know a family friend that lives and works at Vail as a lift operator/management, don't know exactly what he is doing right now. I figure if some place in the Poconos has a run or two open I could go and just work on my form with my new SX10s.
post #7 of 16
The way I look at it is you can drive six hours for crappy snow in Southern Vermont paying ca. $ 200 for gas for the SUV, or you can fly six hours on a direct flight and be in Denver or SLC at about $ 250.

Not much of a choice in my book.

Is anything open in the poconos? I just heard this week that Mountain Creep closed down the single lift they had open, and they are Intrawest and have extensive snow making capability.
post #8 of 16
if you just want some snow, i skied camelback on thurs and sat before 1/1 and it was fine, not alot opened, but I was shocked by how nice the snow coverage was, and it wasn't bad, not my idea of skiing but i was with my two little nephews and it is only 30 min.'s from my house.
post #9 of 16
It's raining in southern VT right now. Forecast is saying up to an inch of rain tonight with another half inch tomorrow. Although conditions were pretty good at Stratton yesterday and the past few days, they are pretty horrid right now. Brown spots and rocks are popping up on some of the main runs. I really wouldn't bother coming here. Seriously go west if you can...
post #10 of 16
Sad to say that, for now, you just have to sit at home and wait for colder weather when the snow makers can blow again.
post #11 of 16
Blue is also closed..yippee.

I have free ticked for Frost tomorrow. It is a Subaru/Nordica day. Even with free tickets, i doubt I will go and Frost prolly has the least worst conditions rigth now.

Are you signed up at my.subaru,com? thats where the tickets are coming from.
post #12 of 16
I do know that Frost faces north and before NewYears they claimed to have alot of terrain open. But the northern exposure won't help all that much when it is 60 degrees out.

I love skiing and I am chomping to get out on my xc skis. But, I'm going for a nice run now, and I love no coats. to those NEasterners who bought houses for big bucks in the Carolinas to escape the winters, ha ha. And someone can tell AlGore to shove it, i like this weather. (of course some kidding, just some)
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
I am signed up on my.subaru.com. I don't recall getting any tickets or discount regarding skiing. I will have to log on a see what I can find out. If you have more info PM the details, thanks.
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Blue is also closed..yippee.

I have free ticked for Frost tomorrow. It is a Subaru/Nordica day. Even with free tickets, i doubt I will go and Frost prolly has the least worst conditions rigth now.

Are you signed up at my.subaru,com? thats where the tickets are coming from.
post #14 of 16
This article in today's Washington Post pretty much sums up the sad situation for ski areas in the mid-Atlantic region:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...010700905.html
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Originally Posted by Doctorsti View Post
...I don't have the cash right now to go out west or I would already be gone. I know a family friend that lives and works at Vail as a lift operator/management, don't know exactly what he is doing right now...
NONSENSE!

Your friend is skiing at Vail. And so can you.
Download the Southwest "ding." Fares have been popping up all week for Philly to Denver for ~ $165 round trip (total).

There is no skiing in the east right now.

Except, there is Hunter Mountain:

post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by carvemeister View Post
NONSENSE!

Your friend is skiing at Vail. And so can you.
Download the Southwest "ding." Fares have been popping up all week for Philly to Denver for ~ $165 round trip (total).

There is no skiing in the east right now.

Except, there is Hunter Mountain:

that is a sad sad sight. I think I am going to try to hit up Jack Frost this weekend, we'll see how they are doing after this rain and potential for 2-3 days of snowmaking.
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