Blue Knob report:
I skied Blue Knob yesterday, Sunday Feb 20.
Conditions were average. (due to a drop to colder 30 degree weather after Fridays huge warmup)
They had excellent snow (all runs open) until 2 weeks ago when a wet sleet storm
deposited a layer that froze up. :-( A lot of melting has happened since, especially Wed to Friday
of last week.
There is little natural snow in the woods/glades. Extrovert has a lot of snow cover but has been closed
most of past 2 weeks (Ski patrol had it open Wed to Fri but their web site was not updated with this information)
Extrovert, Edgeset, & Triple Glades (no blue Ice) could be opened if it warms up or they get snow this week. The
lower glades need at least 12 inches of snow to open.
Jack Rabbit (aka Bunny Hop) had rather good conditions with a mix of loose granular & corn snow.
Expressway & Mambo were decent. Lower High Hopes was a bit scraped but skiable. Deer Run has several avoidable
bare spots but lower part is poor (they have never figured how to groom this run) with a large scraped hard frozen area.
Stemboggen was better than usual though some turns had small slick areas. Stemboggen Bowl well covered but frozen &
A lot of snow at the top & bottom of the double chairs so they can go at least 2 more weeks. There actually is none of their
famous blue ice anywhere. Their report has Edgeset open but its closed. A patroller I talked to had lower Extrovert open
for an hour early Sunday but she decided it was too frozen.
Conditions for this weekends gathering will depend on how the weather trends this week. Temps will cycle up & down &
precipitation of some kind is likely tonight & Friday. A decent amount of new snow would do wonders.
DC is getting snow now but they say rain in Altoona - this makes no sense !! Can't be right.
I did not ski Saturday due to extreme winds. They closed till noon on Saturday.