My son and I ski 40 days a year, some in NY some in PA. Elk is not high on our list. Went to Elk on WVIA day tkis year, half the mountain was green. Sno mountain's lower mountain kicks Elk' butt. Sno's terrain park makes Elk' a joke. Belleayre mt will be sking 30 trails in April when all of Pa is closed. So if your coming from the south stop at Sno or head to NY.