I was traveling by Blue Knob the other day and decided to stop by and take a hike. I have never been there in the summer so I was curious to see just how bad the damage was as described in other posts here. By the end of the trip I was presently surprised with the slope conditions.
The first thing I noticed was there was a lot of earth movers working a little bit below the beginner slope. I don't know what they were doing but they had built up a big mound of dirt. If this is the site of the incomplete snowmaking pond it looks like they are finally working to finish it. Maybe someone else can give us more details on what is going on here.
Walking around the slopes I noticed they did not seam very eroded at all. The only places where the slopes were rocky were on the roads that go up and down the slopes. Nothing much different then the other ski areas I have hiked in the past. All the Slopes and trails were covered with a healthy patch of green. One thing I did notice was there was less top soil on the slopes then at Seven Springs. While the dirt was a little harder it was still nice and smooth and I noticed nothing that would damage ski bottoms.
I walked over to the Stembogen Bowl and was surprised to see that it appeared nothing like the rocky photos I saw earlier this year. In fact it was a very nice green all across it.
Some other improvements were going on up at Blue Knob too. There was some snow making pipe being replaced at the top of the mountain and a few of the double chairs were removed and laying on the ground.
The pictures from my trip can be found here Blue Knob Pics