by: Brian Schultz - 8th March 2008

  • 5
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced/Expert
  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • 2Aprés Ski
  • 2Terrain Park
  • Overall Value

Full review

I have been skiing at Blue Knob all my life. I live only 30 minutes from the mountain. The conditions are usually pretty good, but sometimes it can become very "firm" as us ski racers like to call it. The terrain is great, and has a variety of difficulties of slopes. Blue Knob also has some of the steepest Terrain in Pennsylvania. The slopes here are also fairly long for East Coast mountains. Recomended slopes: Extrovert, Stembogan, ditch glades (if there's snow). The management at Blue Knob isn't the greatest I must admitt, sometimes you'll get up there and they only have one lift running because they are short staffed and the liftys just wont show up. The lodge is also outdated and could use renovating. Overall Blue Knob is a skiers mountain and does not have the 'extras' as some other mountains such as Seven Springs. So if you are looking for great terrain, little to no lift lines and a laid back envirnment Blue Knob is the mountain for you!! BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE BLUE KNOB "BACK COUNTRY" Read below Blue Knob also offers trails that are not on the trail map, which when there is snow are pretty good. One of them is called 'Blue Trail' its off the side of Jack Rabbit on the skiers left. Another trail is called 'The Cheetah' it is located right before 'The Ditch Glades' and offers some pretty steep terrain. Just ask the locals if you are new to the mountain about these trails because they are well known, but not marked. Sunday March 2nd I took my camera up and decided to take some pictures, be sure to check them out!
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