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Old 09-22-2011, 11:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello fellow snowboarders!

I grew up in Pittsburgh PA, but at the start of high school, I moved to upper Michigan with my dad. That's when I fell in love with snowboarding. Fast forward 5 years, now I'm in a two year college, and I hope to move back to my home area once I'm done.

Now I know western PA doesn't get half the snow that I see here in upper MI, so I understand that the seasons won't be quite as long.

AND I also understand that Seven Springs has snowmaking, and has been rated #1 Park and Pipe by TransWorld Snowboarding magazine as well, and Forum has even filmed movie parts there. So this seems like it would be a dream come true; for me to move back to PA and still keep up my snowboarding.

I'm basically just wondering, when does the mountain usually open and close for the season, and how are the conditions overall?
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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7Springs is IMO the best mountain resort in the Mid-Atlantic. It sees a decent amount of snow and holds it far longer than other resorts in the area b/c of its elevation and being in the middle of the Allegheny Ridge helps. Its a great little resort actually and is big enough that it spreads out the different ability riders effectively so your not having to slalom beginners sitting on their asses all day. Much like Copper Mtn in that respect. When it dumps there are some decent tree runs too.
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Depending on how things go, usually late November/early December and mid march is when stuff generally starts to slow down.
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We shoot to open around Thanksgiving each year but that doesn't always happen. Closing season all depends. Usually in the beginning of April. Our weather has been wild here the past couple years.

You will find great versatility within the parks. There are 5 parks of all ability levels and plenty of good riders to show you the ropes daily. I was one of two park supervisors there for 5 years.

Welcome back to the hill!
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Wow, this is sounding pretty good. Thanks for the input!
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Some of the guys at my local shop (which is over a four hour drive away) make it a point to go there every season at least once, so I think that speaks pretty highly to its credibility.
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Hello! springs is a GREAT little resort, and the parks there are AWESOME they also got a few good blues and blacks and stuff to mess around on, but they are a great plaace to go if you are in the pittsburghh asrea and you wanna get out for a day or the weekend, great place, much better than hidden valley or dont make me have to say it.... Boyce
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Some of the guys at my local shop (which is over a four hour drive away) make it a point to go there every season at least once, so I think that speaks pretty highly to its credibility.
YES this place is HIGHLY credible. have you ever been there? if its under a few hour drive, then you should look into trying it out. its such a nice place, but it depends where you live, over 3-4hr drive, probally not worth it. but i would def. be willing to spend 13 hours in a car to go to copper or jackson or something amazing like that
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Its a great place..If you like riding parks,I can almost promise you that you wont miss Michigan.It would be even better if they made the tow-rope operational for the whole season in Santa's Beard.. jk.. but you will love it bro.
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YES this place is HIGHLY credible. have you ever been there? if its under a few hour drive, then you should look into trying it out. its such a nice place, but it depends where you live, over 3-4hr drive, probally not worth it. but i would def. be willing to spend 13 hours in a car to go to copper or jackson or something amazing like that
Haven't been myself but I may make it a point to go this year.
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