For a quick getaway in Eastern PA, Blue is pretty good. But go during the week and go early! Get a half-day pass because the ice comes out by noon. The grooming and snow-making are so-so, the lodge is lousy. The mountain, however, is the best I've skiied in PA with 1,000 and two fairly steep and long blacks. Comparing this hill to VT, NH, ME or anything out West is just stupid! If it snows during the week, I go. I don't rely on their subpar snowmaking, grooming, and the Jersey twerps who think they can ski/board overwhelm the place on weekends and afternoons.