Blue Mountain Ski Area
|Vertical drop:||1,082 feet|
|Longest run:||6,400 feet|
100% of Blue Mountain’s terrain is lit for night skiing, and three trails are over one mile long. Blue Mountain attracts a lot of day and weekend skiers from Philadelphia - which is just 75 miles away - as well as South Jersey. Skiers and boarders from the D.C. area also make the trek to Blue Mountain to enjoy the vertical and varied terrain. In a typical year, Blue Mountain will host over 300,000 skier visits.
For the snowboarders, Blue Mountain has four Terrain Parks geared to all ability levels. The 1,200-foot long Terrain Run park is geared towards beginners, while the 1,700-foot long Come Around Park targets intermediates. At 3,500 feet in length, the Sidewinder Park is designed for advanced skiers and boarders, including a 40-foot double barrel straight, a 40-foot down flat down, a 35-foot 180-degree C box, down flat down S and street staircase, 8-foot wide butterbox with grindable rails, 70-foot jumps, a rhythm section, and tabletops. The 2009-2010 winter season introduced Central Park, a new “streets” terrain park. Central Park has two brand new one-of-a-kind stair sets from Snow Grind as well as other street-related elements. Central Park replaced Blue Mountain’s older halfpipe.
Snow tubing is offered at Blue Mountain on 21 slides.
Blue Mountain has experienced significant expansion in recent years. For the 2002-2003 season, Blue Mountain cut a new expert trail and added a new teaching hill, serviced by its own triple-chair lift. The new double-diamond trail, Razors Edge, is over 3,000 feet long and is serviced by Blue Mountain’s high-speed quad. During the summer of 2003, Blue Mountain shaped the upper portion of Main Street to allow for Barney’s Bumps, a new expert mogul run. 2006-2007 saw the installation a new high-speed “six pack” chairlift - Eastern Pennsylvania’s first - replacing the older Challenge Chair. During the summer of 2008, Blue Mountain invested over $3.1 million in capital improvements, including the addition of Dreamweaver, a new intermediate trail that is over 100 feet wide along its entire length. Blue Mountain also beefed up its snowmaking infrastructure, and built a new lodge in the valley. And during 2009, Blue Mountain added Nightmare, a new double-black diamond trail with over 900 feet of thrilling steep slopes and turns.
In an earlier time, Blue Mountain was once known as the Little Gap ski area.
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Getting to Blue Mountain Ski Area
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Nov 21, 2014 at 11 pm
News about Blue Mountain
- January 31, 2015 - DCSki Contributor Matt Lees made his first ski trip of the season to Pennsylvania’s Blue Mountain Resort. He provides this Firsthand Report.
- December 27, 2012 - A shot of cold air and some natural snow has helped launch the 2012-2013 winter season in a big way. Find out the status of Mid-Atlantic ski areas.
- December 19, 2010 - The 2010-2011 winter season is underway at Pennsylvania’s Blue Mountain Ski Area, and guests this winter will find three new trails, upgraded snowmaking, RFID-based lift tickets and passes, and improvements in the Summit Lodge.
- November 15, 2009 - The Twitter microblogging service allows individuals and companies to create and share short text-based updates called “Tweets.” Over a dozen ski areas in the mid-Atlantic region have created a presence on Twitter, using Twitter to post announcements and information. DCSki now captures these updates and makes them readily available to skiers and boarders, whether or not they have their own Twitter account.
- November 11, 2009 - Visitors to Pennsylvania’s Blue Mountain Ski Area this winter will be greeted by a new double-black diamond slope and new “streets” terrain park. Two new outdoor dining areas will be available, and Blue Mountain will become one of the few U.S. resorts to have a “BigAirBag,” a fall cushion placed behind ski jumps.
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