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Old 02-07-2010, 12:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Can anyone comment on the better than total beginner but not ready for the blues stuff at Blue Knob? Here is my issue, son and wife are learning to board but the beginner slope at Tussey Mtn is pretty flat. Son can go down the bunny slop make a turn or two and that is it...wife is linking turns. The problem comes in as you go to the top of the mtn the next green dot is Deer Run and it is 1/3 as wide as the bunny slope plus it is quite a biot steeper. The steepness isn't an issue but the width is...so what I am looking for is something harder than a bunny slope but wider than Deer Run at Tussey. I am in State College so Tussey is 10 min drive which is great for getting out but if you have been there you know it is pretty limited in terms or runs. I am thinking of heading to Blue Knob for a bit of variety, it is a 45min drive and costs a bit more. Is it worth it or should we head down to Hidden Valley or Seven Springs?
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Can anyone comment on the better than total beginner but not ready for the blues stuff at Blue Knob? Here is my issue, son and wife are learning to board but the beginner slope at Tussey Mtn is pretty flat. Son can go down the bunny slop make a turn or two and that is it...wife is linking turns. The problem comes in as you go to the top of the mtn the next green dot is Deer Run and it is 1/3 as wide as the bunny slope plus it is quite a biot steeper. The steepness isn't an issue but the width is...so what I am looking for is something harder than a bunny slope but wider than Deer Run at Tussey. I am in State College so Tussey is 10 min drive which is great for getting out but if you have been there you know it is pretty limited in terms or runs. I am thinking of heading to Blue Knob for a bit of variety, it is a 45min drive and costs a bit more. Is it worth it or should we head down to Hidden Valley or Seven Springs?
Seven Springs has a good amount of beginner stuff. Ii don't think lue Knob does. Really, it's almost a waste of time to travel much until they can link turns all the way down Tussey.
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:50 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Can anyone comment on the better than total beginner but not ready for the blues stuff at Blue Knob? Here is my issue, son and wife are learning to board but the beginner slope at Tussey Mtn is pretty flat. Son can go down the bunny slop make a turn or two and that is it...wife is linking turns. The problem comes in as you go to the top of the mtn the next green dot is Deer Run and it is 1/3 as wide as the bunny slope plus it is quite a biot steeper. The steepness isn't an issue but the width is...so what I am looking for is something harder than a bunny slope but wider than Deer Run at Tussey. I am in State College so Tussey is 10 min drive which is great for getting out but if you have been there you know it is pretty limited in terms or runs. I am thinking of heading to Blue Knob for a bit of variety, it is a 45min drive and costs a bit more. Is it worth it or should we head down to Hidden Valley or Seven Springs?
Since you reference Tussey, I assume traveling to Blue Knob won't be too much of a travel. Here are some things to consider.......If you go, go soon after a decent snow fall. Blue Knob can get wind-batterd (highest skiable peak in PA) pretty bad. However, if you want decent runs, Mambo Alley and Jack Rabbit are trails that have some slope and some width. Catch them with a good layer of fresh or recent powderpack, and they'll love it. If you go to Seven Springs, just beware of the crowds. I've taken beginners to Springs and the problem is that beginners get geeked-out when there are others around. I always say "don't worry, they'll steer around you" which is kind of a lie because most of the crowd are all beginners. The green runs at springs get crowded. If you can get there on a low-key mid-week day, then you'll be golden.

I hope this helps.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:53 PM   #14 (permalink)
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SCAAAAAARY!!!! I am watching this storm and seeing that I won't be able to make it to VT, I just thought to myself "I wish I was still out in Western PA so I could go to Blue KNob!!!! I'll probably be hitting Blue Mountain (I swore it off two years ago) and wish I could get some of the Blue Knob Glade and Bowl terrain variety.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:22 PM   #15 (permalink)
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is this the same as blue mountain Pa near allentown area. if so i have a season pass and thik this mountain is great. it does get icy sometimes but they take good care of it
I've been wanting to try it. I snowboard at bear a couple times a week.
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