Pennsylvania’s Blue Mountain Ski Area has increased snowmaking capacity between 15-20 percent by installing a stationary 1,250 horsepower compressor. Additional pumps will also increase water supply by 20%, transporting water more efficiently from the ponds to the slopes.
Blue Mountain has built a new building with restroom facilities and a party room at the snow tubing area. And, to celebrate the ski area’s 30th anniversary, a Retro Day is planned for March 15, 2008, where skiers will be encouraged to wear old clothing and old skis.
Looking ahead to the 2008-2009 winter season, Blue Mountain plans to unveil two new trails including a 1,000-foot long black diamond and a 2,500-foot long intermediate. The trails were graded this past summer, but will not open until snowmaking and lighting are installed during the summer of 2008.
M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.
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