Deceptive Website, but good overall

by: skifiend - Dec 22, 2008

  • Overall Rating 4
  • Family Friendly 3
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 4
  • Terrain Park 2
  • Nightlife 3

    Pros: Vertical rise, lack of crowds, college student discount

    Cons: It's still skiing in PA

    Recommended For: Singles

    Date Visited: Dec 1, 2008

Full review

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.