Hey Indied....Altoona Native, here. Props for the drop of Blue Knob....the wind tunnel of the Northeast, with the gnarliest Extrovert! As for 7Springs, its a good hill to dick around on and the evening activities are a blast. If you are looking to just ride....do a little more of a drive (I am a supporter of Holiday Valley), if you are looking for all-around fun (drinking, riding, drinking, riding, drinking) then 7Springs is a good time. If you are from south jersey, quit bugging your friends...unless there is a Forum Meet at 7springs, just drive north to Killington, Okemo or even Hunter MTN. Relatively same drive and better mtns.