Blue Mountain Ski Area in Pennsylvania is the 2012 OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award winner for Best Terrain in the Mid-Atlantic. Blue Mountain boasts 100 percent snowmaking on their runs and a 1,082-foot vertical drop, the highest in the state of Pennsylvania. With 164 skiable acres spread out over 39 runs and accessed by 13 lifts, it's no wonder why our readers helped to make it the Visitors' Choice Award winner for the Best Terrain in the Mid-Atlantic.
WHERE TO GO FOR BEGINNER TERRAIN: For those who are just starting out on skis or a snowboard, Blue Mountain’s Valley School Triple and Valley Conveyor access perfect terrain for learning. When beginners are ready to tackle some runs with a bit more difficulty, they head to the Burma lift, where they can cruise down runs like Easy Out, Visa, Little Gap and Burman Road.
WHERE TO GO FOR INTERMEDIATE TERRAIN: The Challenge Express lift at Blue Mountain is a perfect way to access intermediate terrain. Take Tut’s Lane to access runs like Lazy Mile and Switchback. The Comet Quad on the skiers right portion of the mountain provides intermediates the option of cruising down Dream Weaver.
WHERE TO GO FOR EXPERT TERRAIN: The aptly named Challenge Express lift provides skiers and riders three different double-black diamond options, all will intimidating trail names: Challenge, Razor’s Edge and Nightmare. The lift also provides access to the expert Sidewinder Terrain Park, where advanced jibbers and park skiers can test their mettle.