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tonyisnowhere 11-21-2012 10:59 AM

Camelback
 
Ok so last year I was mainly riding at Blue (PA) and Belleayre Mountain. This year since I need to stay close by plus I need to save some money, I decided to buy a weekday pass (only 199)to Camelback. I am just curious of what to expect since I have never been there. What are good times to go, are the crowds mainly on the super easy hills... how is

any suggestions of info is greatly appreciated

Thanks:)

LuckyRVA 11-21-2012 01:42 PM

Unfortunetly, my only experience with Camelback is with going on weekends when it's a madhouse so I'm not sure I'll be much help.

Yes, most of the traffic tends to be concentrated near the easier trails. The lookers right side of the mountain is usually the most busy as that's where most of the lifts are. Looker's left is normally where I spend most of my time. Nile Mile to the extreme left is a nice blue to cruise as well.

edit: I've done night riding as well and everytime I pack it in within an hour or so. It gets icy as hell.

SnowRock 11-21-2012 02:03 PM

Camelback and Blue are very comparable in my experience. It has been a while since i have ridden Blue because I always felt Camelback's snow making/quality was better.

Both places are generally zoos on the weekend and quiet midweek. Camelback definitely gets more traffic on the easier terrain but if its totally open, the place does handle the amount of people it gets pretty well. They also have a separate lift for the terrain park.

My advice, as with all of the hills around these parts.. go early. Get out as soon as its open, take an early break and get back out when the masses stop for lunch. I don't really do the night thing anymore so can't speak to that.

eli783 11-25-2012 09:39 PM

the midweek value pass is perfect man. My buddies and I went last year mid week and there are almost never lines. For 200 bucks and 3 hrs from nyc, you cant beat it.

eli783 11-25-2012 09:41 PM

edit: I've done night riding as well and everytime I pack it in within an hour or so. It gets icy as hell.[/QUOTE]

Yea I have to agree, if your going for night riding get there by 6. But night riding sucks everywhere in pa when u think about it

tonyisnowhere 11-25-2012 09:50 PM

Thanks for the info! :thumbsup:

tonyisnowhere 11-25-2012 09:54 PM

Can anyone comment on the instructors? Would it be worth taking another lesson from someone at Camelback? If not any recommendations for someone that has the basics down but just wants to refine and improve overall.

That said I know that riding is the best way I just want a pro to check out my riding and see where I can improve and if I am off or doing anything sloppy.

Crono139 11-25-2012 11:36 PM

FWIW, it's my favorite mountain in the area. I love their setup.

I've only gone during the week so I can't comment on how weekends are. It does pick up a bit when night riding starts (I think it's from 5-9 and I have a few friends that go just for that) but it's nothing major.

tonyisnowhere 11-26-2012 12:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crono139 (Post 543340)
FWIW, it's my favorite mountain in the area. I love their setup.

I've only gone during the week so I can't comment on how weekends are. It does pick up a bit when night riding starts (I think it's from 5-9 and I have a few friends that go just for that) but it's nothing major.

Nice so I will stick to the early morning and afternoon. Thanks! :)

eli783 11-26-2012 12:25 AM

cant wait to try out the airbag this season


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