Challenging Terrain, No crowds, Very affordable
Ice, Interfering Snowmaking
Blue Knob is by far the hidden gem of Pennsylvania, and it's very fortunate that it's hidden so well. The lack of crowds for a weekend after a week of fresh snow was wonderful. No wait on the lines and the snow conditions were good. Towards the end of the day, the black diamonds got pretty icy but that's too be expected. Still a very challenging mountain as far as PA is concerned, and definitely will return. All the glades were closed when we went but there were still ways to cut in and the fresh powder glades were excellent. Plus the glades varied in difficulty which made it good for the upper intermediate to try.
Only downside was that our favorite simple run, Jack Rabbit, open on saturday and having lovely conditions, was closed all of sunday because they were blowing snow on it the entire day. Not really sure why since that trail wasn't even icy. O well.
Another note I haven't read on any reviews: If you're driving to blue know, especially after a week of snow, you better have 4WD or snowtires. Both days, we drove pass 2WD sedans who couldn't make it up the snow-covered roads so come prepared.