Vertical rise, lack of crowds, college student discount
It's still skiing in PA
I visited Blue Mountain last Thursday (Dec 18) for the first time. It was a good trip overall. I enjoyed that they had more vertical rise than 7 Springs (my usual ski place). I also enjoyed the lack of crowds - we never waited for a lift. The college student discount was plus as well ($10 off lift ticket).
I would say that the biggest problem that I had with Blue Mountain was its deceptive website/trail map. They said they had 22/30 runs open. We found ourselves skiing the same four runs all day though. They rename a trail sometimes three times. I should have studied the snow report and trail map a little closer, but we still felt a little deceived by their 22/30 runs open.
Best run of the day was challenge - the double black diamond just to the left of the Challenge Express Six Pack.
I have every intention of going back, just with a better feel of what is open at the mountain.