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Blue Mountain Ski Area: Best Kept Secret in the Poconos

Blue Mountain Ski Area is as good as it gets when skiing in Pennsylvania, they have the highest vertical in the whole state of 1,082 feet. Three terrain parks, 350-foot long half pipe, and 33 trails so there is something for everyone whether you are a beginner or an intermediate. They also have a huge snow tubing park for people who have no desire to learn how to ski or snowboard. 9 Lifts, and night lights on every trail so you can still play once it gets dark out.

My Experience at Blue Mountain Ski Area

My experience at this mountain has kept me coming back every winter, the people that work there are friendly, respectful, and want to help. The Lift Attendants are especially helpful they have no problem slowing the lift down if you do not know what you are doing, and most of them have quite the personality, whether it be a girl with dreadlocks or a boy jamming out to his music blaring out of his lift shack.

The Instructors

The instructors that teach you how to snowboard or ski are also very nice people, trying their best not to laugh with you as you fall for the 20Th time that day. The pricing is pretty decent, you get what you pay for a season pass can be anywhere from $200 to $600 dollars, depending on what kind of season pass you would like to have.

A day and night pass is about $56 while a night pass is much cheaper, but the downfall of night skiing and snowboarding as it is on any mountain in the northeast the snow gets pushed to the edges, therefore, leaving icy patches in quite a few places, some snowboarders go by the motto “Ride the side to stay alive.”

Trail Names

They have pretty original names for their trails some are paradise (beginner), lazy mile (intermediate), and razor’s edge (double black diamond) just to name a few. The trails are well groomed and machine-packed powder for a smooth ride. Some trails do have some icy patches on them, but what more do you want in Pennsylvania, If you can find a mountain in Pennsylvania that doesn’t have a little ice on it, I am going to have to call you a liar.

All in all everything about blue mountain has kept me coming back season after season, whether it be the people, the trails, the tasty food, and the thrill of it all. Blue Mountain is worth every penny that I pay to have my season pass.

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