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Best hill in PA

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Thread Starter 
going to PA and looking for the best hill to ski
post #2 of 16
Elk Mountain
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Originally Posted by peapenl View Post
going to PA and looking for the best hill to ski
Blue Knob, Elk is all groomers. Blue Knob is legit steep and fun skiing.
post #4 of 16
That almost never has snow on it...I agree on Elk over BK.
post #5 of 16
Where in PA?

Near Philly, Jack Frost has the best snow quality , but the terrain is rather flat.

Near Pittsburgh, 7 Springs has some nice terrain on the back side, but the conditions can be dicey.

Avoid Camelback, Bear Creek & Blue Mt - they're all too far south and have too much skier traffic to keep decent quality snow.

Haven't been to Elk or Blue Knob.
post #6 of 16
Whitetail is better than Elk.

At most Pa areas, it's a challenge to stay on the snow and avoid the icy spots. At Blue Knob, the challenge is to stay on the ice and avoid the bare spots.
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
Whitetail is better than Elk.

At most Pa areas, it's a challenge to stay on the snow and avoid the icy spots. At Blue Knob, the challenge is to stay on the ice and avoid the bare spots.
yep which is way more interesting than the Mcskkiing around here..
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
Whitetail is better than Elk.

At most Pa areas, it's a challenge to stay on the snow and avoid the icy spots. At Blue Knob, the challenge is to stay on the ice and avoid the bare spots.
Dec 8, 2009

Hi Telerod:

Spoken like a true "Sno Tyme" skier. Although, I've been skiing Liberty, Roundtop and Whitetail since 78, I would not sell Elk short.

By the way, great skiing at Liberty today. Great snow, good weather, clear blue skies, beautiful winter wonderland Christmas card sceneary. No crowds on the back (well at least until 12:00 noon when I left).

Think more snow,

CP
post #9 of 16
Tough skiing anywhere in PA- take a weekend trip to Vermont or Maine if you can, if not I agree on Elk being a nice spot to hit up.
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Originally Posted by peapenl View Post
going to PA and looking for the best hill to ski
Anyone find out which part of PA the OP is going to?

IMHO if western PA then Blueknob or Seven Springs, if eastern PA then Elk.
post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
any good lodgeing on Elk mtn?
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Originally Posted by peapenl View Post
any good lodgeing on Elk mtn?
None on the mountain. Go to http://www.elkskier.com/ and click on Lodging.
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
Decided to stay in Philly so where would be the best day trip to? Also any thing on Alpine Mtn?
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From there Elk is about 2.5 hrs, Blue Knob 3.5 hrs (approximately)
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Is it true that the groomers at Blue Knob are Zambonis?

After having skied there, when people riding the lift with me in Colorado complain about the "ice", I tell them there's no such thing as ice in Colorado.
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Is it true that the groomers at Blue Knob are Zambonis?

After having skied there, when people riding the lift with me in Colorado complain about the "ice", I tell them there's no such thing as ice in Colorado.
Repeat after me: "It's not ice unless it's clear enough to see a fish through it."
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