During the summer, the Blue Mountain Ski Area shaped the upper portion of Main Street to allow for Barney’s Bumps, a new expert mogul run. In doing so, Blue Mountain was able to add extra terrain for skiers and riders on Main Street’s natural fall line. Blue Mountain also installed a new automated snowmaking system on the Vista Trail, and a new magic carpet lift on its learning hill.
During the 2002-2003 season, Blue Mountain enjoyed one of its longest seasons ever: the mountain opened on December 2 and closed on March 30. Last year, Blue Mountain also opened Razor’s Edge, a unique double black diamond trail covering 1,082 feet of vertical and serviced by a high-speed, detachable quad.
Blue Mountain, 17 miles from Allentown, Pennsylvania, ranks third in skier visits in the Poconos region. Last season, the resort received over 200,000 skier visits.
John Sherwood is a columnist for DCSki. When he's not hiking, biking, or skiing, he works as an author of books on military history.
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