Blue Mountain Vs. Camelback - Page 3

AlpineZone

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 31
  1. #21
    free gss!
    "that feeling: hovering in a weightless space with honey on the tip of your tongue and pure red blood gorging your heart, soaring on a current of angelic music cutting clear mountain air." -norman ollestad, crazy for the storm

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    The next time someone asks me how come I live 1 hour or less to all the Pocono mountains, yet can go 2 or 3 years in a row without skiing a single day in the Poconos, I'm going to copy/paste the above post. I'd add, "is it currently an ice rink", but other than that it's perfect.
    Exactly. That's why I originally posted....

    Zoloft vs. Paxil?

    Because no matter which one you choose it's still depressing.

  3. #23
    But I still remember a KILLER day at blue about 3 years ago....there was a freakish snow storm that cut across PA and NJ....Catskills got a bit, VT got skunked.

    Daughter and I left at 6am, snow had been falling for 8-10 hours. drive was a solid hour longer than usual.

    But Blue had the sense to NOT GROOM about half the mountain! It was just flat out awesome. And pretty empty. Roads were really tough. Schools were closed, and by the time we left around 3-4, it was filling up for night skiing. But we had an absolute blast. I think it was like 10-12" storm, and real light snow.

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by tnt1234 View Post
    But I still remember a KILLER day at blue about 3 years ago....there was a freakish snow storm that cut across PA and NJ....Catskills got a bit, VT got skunked.

    Daughter and I left at 6am, snow had been falling for 8-10 hours. drive was a solid hour longer than usual.

    But Blue had the sense to NOT GROOM about half the mountain! It was just flat out awesome. And pretty empty. Roads were really tough. Schools were closed, and by the time we left around 3-4, it was filling up for night skiing. But we had an absolute blast. I think it was like 10-12" storm, and real light snow.
    I was there that day. We got 36" in my town in Jersey.

    I had the foresight to shovel every 6" or 8" and would periodically lay tracks with the SUV out the driveway so I could get out in the morning. I was passing "ghost rigs" on the highway, truckers just abandoned their vehicles, which were subsequently plowed in 5' high.

    It was way more than 12" at Blue though, closer to 20". Best Pocono day of my life.
    President - Bicknell's Thrush Extermination Solutions (BTES), LLC



  5. #25
    If I remember right, Sidewinder had just opened but not as a park - that was a treat. Plus the powder just kept coming down all day long.

    Sent from my Life Max using Tapatalk


  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    I was there that day. We got 36" in my town in Jersey.

    I had the foresight to shovel every 6" or 8" and would periodically lay tracks with the SUV out the driveway so I could get out in the morning. I was passing "ghost rigs" on the highway, truckers just abandoned their vehicles, which were subsequently plowed in 5' high.

    It was way more than 12" at Blue though, closer to 20". Best Pocono day of my life.
    Yes I made a mistake that day I traveled to my BC spot near Jim Thorpe expecting 2' . Turns out 5 miles north of the Blue Mountain there was only 12" with no base I hit rocks galore . Should have went to Blue . I live about 20 miles South of Blue the cutoff was crazy from that storm. I had 3' as well .
    IMG_4637.jpg
    "Make Greenland Green again"

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    I was there that day. We got 36" in my town in Jersey.

    I had the foresight to shovel every 6" or 8" and would periodically lay tracks with the SUV out the driveway so I could get out in the morning. I was passing "ghost rigs" on the highway, truckers just abandoned their vehicles, which were subsequently plowed in 5' high.

    It was way more than 12" at Blue though, closer to 20". Best Pocono day of my life.
    I vividly remember you tracking that storm and then telling us about your experience. That was the season we do not speak of and everyone wanted that jackpot of snow. Didn't it go back to being super hot shortly after that storm?
    2019-2020 2 days and counting...
    Killington: 11/15 Mount Snow: 11/27
    "Skiing is the closest you'll get to flying without leaving the ground." -snowmonster

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    I was there that day. We got 36" in my town in Jersey.

    I had the foresight to shovel every 6" or 8" and would periodically lay tracks with the SUV out the driveway so I could get out in the morning. I was passing "ghost rigs" on the highway, truckers just abandoned their vehicles, which were subsequently plowed in 5' high.

    It was way more than 12" at Blue though, closer to 20". Best Pocono day of my life.
    Yeah, maybe it was that deep. I remember those rigs on 78 as well. Creepy.

    It was so deep, we were behind a plow on 287 trying to cut out the first exit for 78 - part of the highway where 287 is two separate 3 lane highways just north of the somerville circle and you have to exit left into the western lanes to get to the 78 exit....

    Plow got stuck!

    He waved us off and we had to go up past 78 and turn around.

    So worth it....

    Switchback - I think that is the trail name - and Nightmare> Dream Weaver were ungroomed bliss. And the groomed trails were just incredibly soft. Only thing that was kind of surprisingly blah was Challenge. Guess it was just o windy during the storm for the snow to collect on the icy head wall!

    Fun times.

  9. #29
    At Blue you get hit by faster crappy skiers than at Camelback due to at least some pitch! The one time I went it was a weekday. Very scary, just so different from my VT mountain. So many really bad skiers. Even the equipment was awful.

  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by JoeB-Z View Post
    At Blue you get hit by faster crappy skiers than at Camelback due to at least some pitch! The one time I went it was a weekday. Very scary, just so different from my VT mountain. So many really bad skiers. Even the equipment was awful.
    That had to be a night skiing ? Week days/weekends are a Jekyll and Hyde comparison.
    "Make Greenland Green again"

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 6:09 AM.