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Old 02-05-2010, 06:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone been there? There was a thread a couple weeks ago saying it was icy, but other than that I can't seem to find any other opinions about it. I've heard it's got some of the longest and most challenging runs in PA, but usually windy and icy.
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I've heard it's got some of the longest and most challenging runs in PA
i highly doubt this. where did you hear that?

the reviews i've heard havent been good.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Blue Knob is a Old-Time Ma and Pa joint. The lifts aren't fast and the lodge (which is at the top of the mountain), is eh. However, I have ridden a good many PA resorts and Blue Knob does have some pretty tasty runs. if you hit Upper High Hopes and do the connector trail past Mid-STation, you can catch Extrovert (a shit-show if there isn't any fresh snow) and Stembogen ( actually a decent little "bowl"). Stembogen finishes with a nice multi-switchback trail at the bottom.

If you are within a decent distance to blue knob, hit it up! The crowds will be less than 7 springs and the runs are actually longer (though fewer). This weekend should be Phenomenal, though call ahead......since the lodge is at the summit, they have been known to close the mountain due to too much snow.

lousy reviews are due to the tendency towards lousy snow, a limited "resort" (compared to 7Springs), slow lifts, and a so-so snow-making system. If you can get Blue Knob on a PowderDay, you'll be very very very entertained.
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Like I said......sheeesh~

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Little off topic but I went there in the fall to hike up it, really nice hiking trails there off-season.
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Little off topic but I went there in the fall to hike up it, really nice hiking trails there off-season.
Absolutely! Spectacular Hiking and Biking can be had up in dem dere hills.
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May go there tomorrow. Seven Springs is probably all tracked out anyway...
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Okay so I'm going to take the immature line here

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Anyone been there? There was a thread a couple weeks ago saying it was icy, but other than that I can't seem to find any other opinions about it. I've heard it's got some of the longest and most challenging runs in PA, but usually windy and icy.
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
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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
nope. this is blue knob outside of Altoona PA
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