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Old 11-28-2012, 08:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Camelback vs jfbb.....

I havent been to camelback in YEARS due to discounts i was getting at jack frost/big boulder since my cuz is military (he is now deployed)

The reason i am asking is because camelback is having a KILLER value season pass for$199 for:
mon-fri open to close and sat 3-close....50%off bring a friend pass no limit...plus tons of discounts on everything up there....terrain isnt included but its cheaper to buy it per sesh than for $549 incl....

I cant afford JFBB midweek for $399 nor the full season for $649...i could do $259 for 6 day pass but to me thats dumb!


Just want to know your thoughts on camelback opposed to jfbb


Prolly a dumb question but i really cant play with money by regretting a decision once i get there and im disappointed!
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well jfbb definitely gives u the best of both worlds for PA. Frost is a decent mountain to get some turns in on and BB park is among one of the best on the coast. Camelbacks value pass is tough to turn down, but for only 800ft of vertical, the price is about right. My buddy n I will probably do camelback, but JF is definitely better.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If I had to choose I would do JFBB over Camelback. The lines at Camelback are monstrous come mid-day which becomes VERY annoying after a short while.

I spend a lot of time at JFBB because of the minimal lines and ability to use Big Boulder as well. Maybe the runs aren't as long but not waiting 20-30mins for the lift is worth it IMO. If you act quick the Preson/Steve 93.3 site has 1/2 off Adult passes for JFBB @ $25 or something with a limit of 5 per purchase.

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Old 11-29-2012, 01:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wow thanks for the headsup about those deals. I'm still torn on buying the jfbb or Hunter midweek pass, but if I can grab a few discounted jfbb tickets I'll just get the camel pass and some tix to jfbb
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JF and BB kinda blow if you ask me. The runs are so so short. Camelback is my favorite mountain in the Poconos aside from ELK, but ELK is too damn far as i live outside of northeast Philly.

If you hang at the park a ton then maybe Camelback won't be your favorite. In order to get into their park you need to buy a park pass online and then watch a dumb video. The park is serviced by its own lift so you can just cruise through whenever you're in the mood (unless you want to get off your board and cut through the trees).

I think overall the trails are much better at Camelback though.

Also, you could always get a Camel Card instead of the pass and just check it out a few times. The card is 49$ and you get like 50% off all off peak hour tix. You then get i think like 25% off peak hour tix. Anddd EVERY 3rd ticket is free. You pretty much go 3 times and it pays for itself.

For instance if you go all week long you can do twice during the week after 3pm for like 20$ each and then go on the weekend all day for FREE.

It's a decent deal for people who don't live close by like me.

Personally i'm interested in checking out Bear Creek this year. Looks like they have some pretty cool park setups and i can pop over during weekdays after work. Anyone been there?
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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JF and BB kinda blow if you ask me. The runs are so so short. Camelback is my favorite mountain in the Poconos aside from ELK, but ELK is too damn far as i live outside of northeast Philly.

If you hang at the park a ton then maybe Camelback won't be your favorite. In order to get into their park you need to buy a park pass online and then watch a dumb video. The park is serviced by its own lift so you can just cruise through whenever you're in the mood (unless you want to get off your board and cut through the trees).

I think overall the trails are much better at Camelback though.

Also, you could always get a Camel Card instead of the pass and just check it out a few times. The card is 49$ and you get like 50% off all off peak hour tix. You then get i think like 25% off peak hour tix. Anddd EVERY 3rd ticket is free. You pretty much go 3 times and it pays for itself.

For instance if you go all week long you can do twice during the week after 3pm for like 20$ each and then go on the weekend all day for FREE.

It's a decent deal for people who don't live close by like me.

Personally i'm interested in checking out Bear Creek this year. Looks like they have some pretty cool park setups and i can pop over during weekdays after work. Anyone been there?
My friend goes to bear and he loves it...mostly park so if terrain is ur thing its the mountain to go to apparently

Funny u said ELK bc our manager was just asking if ive been and i said no and he said the same...so far away...

Where outside NE philly r u?
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The first quote was a mistype...cant delete it....corrected one is below it
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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If you like park and are into jumps/jibs Bear is definitely worth it...although the 12yr old kids are throwing down in a big way there. If you aren't into park don't waste your gas money.
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If I had to choose I would do JFBB over Camelback. The lines at Camelback are monstrous come mid-day which becomes VERY annoying after a short while.

I spend a lot of time at JFBB because of the minimal lines and ability to use Big Boulder as well. Maybe the runs aren't as long but not waiting 20-30mins for the lift is worth it IMO. If you act quick the Preson/Steve 93.3 site has 1/2 off Adult passes for JFBB @ $25 or something with a limit of 5 per purchase.
Yeah but are you talking about weekends? or weekdays? I hear it isn't so bad on the weekdays. Plus unlimited weekdays for 199 all season is better than only 5 tickets for 125...at least for the value. That said I haven't been to JFBB so I can't compare. I might stop by to see what it is about.
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I suppose I didn't read the OP's message too well...my experiences are based purely on weekends. Mid-week I'd think any mountain wouldn't be too bad...apologize for that.

With that being said the worst weekend mountain in my experience is Camelback with Blue Mountain being a close second...based purely on lift wait times.
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