To see recent pictures of Blue Knob's new snowmaking lake, go to the following link: http://community.webshots.com/album/401249160neQZoP
All of the pictures that show Blue Knob's completed lake (with the black liner) were taken during the month of May 2006. The lake was completed and the liner was put in place Sept. 2005. It was reported by the Altoona Mirror newspaper (in the Fall of 2005) that the lake would hold around 8 to 10 million gallons of water for snowmaking; also, it was reported that the lake would be in use during the 2005-2006 ski season. As it turned out, the lake was not in use (for snowmaking) during the 2005-2006 season and, to date, has not held a significant amount of water. It should be noted that the ENTIRE AREA (shown in the pictures) is on PA State Park land and located near the summit of Blue Knob. This land was originally donated from the US Park Service to PA for the primary purpose of conservation. Although the lake is located on public land, it was built by the operator of BK ski area with PA Dept. of Parks approval. I might add that I appeared on-site on WJAC TV 6, Johnstown, PA (evening news at 5:30 PM) on June 2, 2006; the nearly dry lake-bed was used as a back-drop.