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Ableobject 02-09-2011 07:38 PM

New and Loving Snow Boarding in central PA
 
Hello Snow bunnies and fellow boarders.... I have just fell in love with this amazing sport... I live 30 min from the "highest skiable mountain" in PA... Blue knob ski resort... So far I have been up twice, I have learned so much on my own and a few friends. My second trip I was able to make it down the whole mountain without falling. My "first board" was a 2001 Burton Rippey with Rossignol sis bingings and boots... I had so much fun the 2 times that I went that I decided to sell that board and purchase a new board... Which is awesome... Its a 2011 Ride DH 2.o Limited edition with Ride Nitrate Contraband bindings and the LE boots to match..... I havent rode it yet but Im going to this weekend... If anyone is in the area I would love to make an event of going the rest of the season... If your in the Central PA or the surrounding area shoot me a message... :D

rgrwilco 02-09-2011 08:47 PM

i have always wanted to hit the knob up. If there is ever a snowfall overnight into tuesday, i plan to head over from the philly area.

Ableobject 02-09-2011 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by rgrwilco (Post 373226)
i have always wanted to hit the knob up. If there is ever a snowfall overnight into tuesday, i plan to head over from the philly area.

Why a tuesday? lol... If you do make it out this way i wouldnt mind shredding the knob with you =)

me and some friends are headed out sunday... Ill be up there all this weekend, hopefully

neednsnow 02-10-2011 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by rgrwilco (Post 373226)
i have always wanted to hit the knob up. If there is ever a snowfall overnight into tuesday, i plan to head over from the philly area.


Hey Jersey Dude......know what you're getting into. Blue knob is great, I rode there from years (from Altoona), but I don't know if its worth the drive from the Philly/Jersey area. If you do go, check the base, with the snowfall. If there is a base and a foot falls, then there's all sorts of gnarly stuff to get caught-up in. However, if a foot falls ontop of crud snow, you'll be getting all sorts of gashes in your board. Personally, now that i live a little north of the Philly area, I just make a trip up to Vermont. And yes, because its the easiest for me to get to, I go to Killington. Mid-week killington after a snowfall isn't too bad....though can be pricey.

baldylox 02-10-2011 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by neednsnow (Post 373473)
Personally, now that i live a little north of the Philly area, I just make a trip up to Vermont. And yes, because I like to get hammered after riding, I go to Killington. Mid-week killington after a snowfall isn't too bad....though can be pricey.

Fixed that for ya.

Ableobject 02-10-2011 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by cifex (Post 373644)
Fixed that for ya.

Lol Funny.... Is there anywhere that has snow "all year round" on the east coast?\


And I would get drunk at Blue knob... But Im not sure if I would be any good after lol

abngirly 02-11-2011 08:58 AM

I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure you're not going to find year-round snow anywhere on the east coast. If you want summer snow start saving for a southern hemisphere trip! Pretty sure they've got glacier camps at whistler too.

Does anyone ever come to Blue Mountain?

rgrwilco 02-11-2011 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Ableobject (Post 373338)
Why a tuesday? lol... If you do make it out this way i wouldnt mind shredding the knob with you =)

me and some friends are headed out sunday... Ill be up there all this weekend, hopefully

Tuesday because i have no classes and no work haha.

and to needsnow, i know plenty well what im getting into at the knob. I like to ride places that are minimally developed. I know for about an hour more i can be in vermont, but Blue knob is somewhere i would like to ride at least a few times in my life.

NJtuna 02-12-2011 09:07 PM

I've been to Blue twice so far (just started). I like it, and will prob. be my reg. place to board being im in Mercer County. How 'bout you?

rgrwilco 02-13-2011 01:08 AM

I'm at blue mountain a couple times a week. always down to give advice/ride with new people.


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