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Elk Mountain Ski Resort Resort Reviews

by: anonymous_user - 30th May 2007

  • 5
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 5Aprés Ski
  • 3Terrain Park
  • Overall Value

Full review

What else can you say about Elk? It has steeps. Trails are long. Snow quality and grooming are usually perfect. They leave certain trails ungroomed after a snowfall which, by the way, they get lots of due to it's location. Colder than most areas in the region as well. As advertised, it really does have a Vermont feel to it. It is a bit out there but definitely worth the drive. There isn't much around which may or may not be a good thing depending on what you like. I personally like it. Trails range from steep groomers that run straight down the fall line (Susquehanna, Slalom) to long winding trails (Kickapoo, Delaware) to steep bump runs that almost make you feel like you're skiing Outer Limits at Killington (Tunkhannok). The steepest stuff is on the East side of the Mt. Trails like Mohawk and Iriquios will no doubt keep experts with a smile on their face the whole way down. Asthetically, the Mt. is covered with beautiful pine trees you can often smell them as you head up the lift or down the trail. The view from the top has to be one of the best in Pennsylvania and offers almost a 360 degree panorama in spots. The only thing that keeps Elk from being a true New England experience is about 500 feet of vert. Also, there is a lot of Mt. that is untouched. Wouldn't mind seeing a few more trails but belive me what is there will keep you satisfied.

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