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    Blue Mountain Vs. Camelback

    Which is better? Is it true that Blue has more of a “locals” vibe?


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    Quote Originally Posted by deepsouthmafia View Post
    Which is better? Is it true that Blue has more of a “locals” vibe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deepsouthmafia View Post
    Which is better? Is it true that Blue has more of a “locals” vibe?
    From a weekday skiers point ....I avoid both on weekends as they are zoos . Both have their good and bad points. Blue has better sustained pitch, more vert , more bumps but interconnects set up some dangerous intersections. Camelback has less dangerous intersections but can get boring if it's groomed , lower cleo is a fun low pitch bump run . Unfortunately they groom the bumps out after the weekend and I haven't been able to time the good bump conditions . JMO

    As far as Local vibe ...Blue is closer to Local . Camelback has a nickname "the UN " every language is heard on the slopes which is a challenge for the patrol .
    “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!”

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    I think Blue is a better mountain. They seed a lot of bumps, so even if it's grossed man made, you have some variety. The trails are better - the main face has some decent pitches and sustained pitch with less run out. The double car area has some character trails.

    When the kids were little CB was fun because it's a wide mountain and you could kind of work your way back and forth on all the different chair life. Kind of felt like you could always find a different area. But the front side trails are really only one pitch, then all run out. The lower pod - forget teh name of it - skier's right....isn't bad.

    But Blue will give you better skiing, such as it is.

    Locals vibe? Yeah, I don't know about that. On the weekends both are so mobbed by 10am it's kind of hard to say there is any kind of vibe other than 'wait in line for everything' vibe.

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    The bars at the upper lodge at blue are nice. Just crowded. Folks do hang and apres in the parking lots....so that's kind of a local vibe I suppose.

    CB...I remember a few years ago, skiing there with my daughter. Buying a waffle for the ride home. Two guys speaking russian and pulling off whisky flasks were so drunk waiting for their waffles, they literally fell down. Just flat out fell over. They might have been locals. I didn't ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnt1234 View Post
    CB...I remember a few years ago, skiing there with my daughter. Buying a waffle for the ride home. Two guys speaking russian and pulling off whisky flasks were so drunk waiting for their waffles, they literally fell down. Just flat out fell over. They might have been locals. I didn't ask.
    Oh man, that sounds like some sweet af #vibes.

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    Elk is better than both of them and not as crowded on the weekends. (Except the lodge is too small and tends to be crowded)

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    I rarely ski the Poconos, but I will say Blue Mountain is better than Camelback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trackbiker View Post
    Elk is better than both of them and not as crowded on the weekends. (Except the lodge is too small and tends to be crowded)
    Amen brother! Its 2 hours one way for me vs 1 for Blue or CB. In the last 2 years I’ve driven past CB on the way to Elk and looking at crappy conditions and in freezing rain only to arrive to a powder days . They got 30” of lake effect last December , I’ll ski there on a weekend anytime.
    The “ No woods” policy sucks but take what you get I guess.
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