Blue Knob pics from Feb '10
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JimK - DCSki Columnist
May 20, 2010
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The link below goes to a thread at where I posted a bunch of photos documenting great conditions at Blue Knob, PA in February of 2010. If you live in the Southeast/mid-Atlantic US and have never visited Blue Knob maybe these images will inspire you to check it out next season. grin The varied terrain is especially fun when Mother Nature cooperates as she did this past February.
PS: this thread also contains more exotic pics from others around the USA.
May 20, 2010
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Those pictures are awesome. I'm moving back to DC this Fall, and I hope the next few years bring similarly epic snowfalls (lightning can strike more than once, right?).

Out of curiosity, how much of Blue Knob's terrain is open in a more typical year, after a decent (but not necessarily record-breaking) storm?
JimK - DCSki Columnist
May 20, 2010
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Welcome to DCSKI.
Most years they get the entire mountain open for at least a couple weeks. "Entire mtn" means all three dozen trails and most of the trees in between over a full 1000' vertical. They have about 6-8 designated "glades" on their trail map. This past winter was special because the entire mtn was open for a longer period and with deeper coverage than usual.
May 20, 2010
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Thanks! Since I found out I was moving, I've been lurking and scoping out some of the options. Encouraged by reports from Blue Knob and Timberline, as well as some decent-looking options for quick day (or night) trips.
May 21, 2010
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Ya welcome to dcski. The Blue Trail, nice, down through the front yard across the road thru the neighbors yard thru the trees to the big corner on Jack rabbitt, that the one?

Don't think you'll find it on the map grin .
JimK - DCSki Columnist
May 21, 2010
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The two local places taidaho has zeroed-in on show good taste in ski areas smile

Wonder if taidaho is coming from Idaho and would relate some ski experiences from out there?

This thread has shots from spring skiing at Timberline a couple years ago:
It has some great terrain and glades, also with a 1000 foort vertical, and catches more snow than Blue Knob during mid-season with a summit that is 1000 feet higher (~4200 vs 3200).
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JimK - DCSki Columnist
October 12, 2020 (edited October 12, 2020)
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Blast from the past, ten and a half years ago.  Repopulating photos from Feb 2010, snowiest month of mid-Atlantic skiing in my life.  I've skied every winter around here since 1967.

Blue Knob, PA 8 Feb 2010:

28" of new snow on 6Feb2010.  This is Laurel Hill Crazie killing it in one of the glades off Jack Rabbit trail on the upper mountain.

Marcus, friend of LHC, on bumpy black diamond High Hopes trail, 5 months after total knee replacement.  Awesome!!!

My son Vince, somewhere on Stembogan trail

Deer Run, normally a groomer, turned into bumper's paradise.

Lick your chops on this.

Never seen Extrovert with this much snow.  The bumps were huge and soft.

Glade skiing is alive and well in the mid-Atlantic.  LHC in Ditch Glades.  No pungie sticks this day!

We skied D-trail, above.  Probably steepest little thing all day, but this shot makes it look flat.

Better shot of great snow in Stembogan Bowl.

Last one, the kind of conditions that put a smile on your face. 


Above were my photos.  Below are Laurel Hill Crazies from same time frame.

jamesj ^ & son v

 Kicking in the Ditch....can't keep up with these guys.

Jim below Stem Bowl

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Phil's Philly crew plus telerod15 at Blue Knob 2/14

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Phil does East Wall, a rarely open glade

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Philly crew attacks Lower Shortway,  rarely open, narrow gnar

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SKI-3PO's extremely cute family at BK, they can rip too.

Cool, cloudy, but wonderful surface conditions of loose and packed powder at Blue Knob today.  Skied stuff I have never skied before there. Very fun. Nice to meet everyone. The entire mountain is up for grabs.  

Above were from my camera, below from Telerod15's camera, same day:






Jim and Phil searching for the elusive face shot

Noofus and Mel

Mel and Lovebug

Great day. Lots of snow. It was fun skiing with you all. Hope I got your names right. :)

Some more from Feb 2010:



Feb 19-21, 2010 - Blue Knob, PA:

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Laurel Hill Crazie
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telerod15, LHC and son, Ski3po and son
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crgildart and telerod retro night
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Laurel Hill Crazie
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group shot

From Telerod15:


Laurel Hill Crazie - DCSki Supporter 
October 12, 2020
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Great shots from some rare Mid-A powder days. That was a special winter with a really special group of friends. 

Denis - DCSki Supporter 
October 12, 2020
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Great pics, thanks.  Blue Knob was my place for decades.  I loved the BK years and would rarely settle for anyplace else in the mid Atlantic.  Quirky, hard to get to, but great terrain.  So sad to see its decline.

October 12, 2020 (edited October 12, 2020)
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Great pictures! Digging the caution tape also

We found Blue Knob after researching and really liked the potential , skied there a few times in the early 2000's never had the pleasure of so much snow and the fun trails open, thanks for solving that vision!

JimK - DCSki Columnist
October 13, 2020 (edited October 13, 2020)
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A few more pics from a very snowy Feb 2010 at Blue Knob, PA.


Oops, this particular group shot is from a gathering at Blue Knob prior to 2010.

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This last one kind of says it all, Extrovert was absolutely plastered with giant powder bumps for much of Feb 2010:


wfyurasko - DCSki Supporter 
October 13, 2020
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These photos are impressive -- blue sky in Central Pennsylvania during winter. Incredible!

The skiing looks pretty good too.

Ski and Tell

Snowcat got your tongue?

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