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  1. #21
    If it is only 1 hour 20 min to these shitty PA hills, you would be better to take them up to a real resort up north. I know you dont want to drive it but, there will be more for them to do if they dont end up skiing the whole time. And for 3 days, does a drive really matter? Shit, I've day tripped Jay Peak solo 6 hrs each way.


  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by Sirbannedalot View Post
    If it is only 1 hour 20 min to these shitty PA hills, you would be better to take them up to a real resort up north. I know you dont want to drive it but, there will be more for them to do if they dont end up skiing the whole time. And for 3 days, does a drive really matter? Shit, I've day tripped Jay Peak solo 6 hrs each way.
    I'm of the opinion ...Why waste the dollars if you can't ski whats there?
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  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Sirbannedalot View Post
    If it is only 1 hour 20 min to these shitty PA hills, you would be better to take them up to a real resort up north.
    Yeah, because that's just what a first-time-ever on skis person needs; Jay Peak.

    Where's the facepalm emoji?
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  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    Yeah, because that's just what a first-time-ever on skis person needs; Jay Peak.

    Where's the facepalm emoji?
    I didnt say take them to Jay. But, that's not a bad idea due to the things there are to do. I was thinking something along the lines of SVT, Windham or Killington. An area with separated beginner terrain and activities other than skiing. If it was an hour and 20 min from home I'd rather come home and sleep in my own comfortable bed and drive back the next day. I usually goto ski not spend time doing the other things. Which is why I suggested taking them to a real resort with other activities. I can't imagine booking a trip in PA and staying there for 3 days. One day at anywhere in PA is more than enough.

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by Siliconebobsquarepants View Post
    I'm of the opinion ...Why waste the dollars if you can't ski whats there?
    Sounds like they are going there for other activities besides skiing.

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by Sirbannedalot View Post
    Sounds like they are going there for other activities besides skiing.
    And there is more to do in the winter in the pocono's than there is in VT, also why would you pay the price of killington's tickets and rentals when they wouldn't even leave snowshed?

  7. #27
    If you’re looking for cheap skiing for beginners, you should check out Catamount. They have an excellent beginner area. They’ve been doing a lot of upgrading at the ski area. Many new trails and a very nice new lodge. But it still one of the best deals out there.

    You can get mid week tickets online for only $20 a day. You can get a ski and stay package for as low as $45 per person per night that is lodging and lift ticket. They also have a learning package that gives you lift, rentals and lessons for only $45 a day for the second and third days.

    Mid week you will basically have the place to yourself. Never a line midweek, but even on the weekends, not many people actually go there. Which is a shame, because it’s a really nice place. Especially at the prices they charge.

    They have an excellent snowmaking system. They are the place that invented fan guns. So the place is just lined with these very unique ancient guns. As a result, they always have a fairly excellent base no matter what the snowfall has been to date.

    Not sure which part of “central New Jersey” you be from, but it’s about three hours or less from Flemington.


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    And, if the place starts feeling small after a couple of days you can always shift over to Berkshire East just up the road. It’s nice to have these two places right next to each other like this. It really makes it convenient to stay in one spot and ski in two different places.


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  8. #28
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    [ aQUOTE=Bosco DaSkia;1024702]If you’re looking for cheap skiing for beginners, you should check out Catamount. They have an excellent beginner area. They’ve been doing a lot of upgrading at the ski area. Many new trails and a very nice new lodge. But it still one of the best deals out there.
    Hunter ski mountain made the snow guns
    Do some research
    Catamount is a nice choice for the this group but probably farther than they wanted to drive

    You can get mid week tickets online for only $20 a day. You can get a ski and stay package for as low as $45 per person per night that is lodging and lift ticket. They also have a learning package that gives you lift, rentals and lessons for only $45 a day for the second and third days.

    Mid week

    They have an excellent sonwmaking system. There are the place that invented fan guns. .


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    https://www.catamountski.com/deals-savings/

    https://www.catamountski.com/lodging-dining/


    And, if the place starts feeling small after a couple of days you can always shift over to Berkshire East just up the road. It’s nice to have these two places right next to each other like this. It really makes it convenient to stay in one spot and ski in two different places.


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  9. #29
    I think the best place for beginners in PA is Shawnee. If the goal is lots of non ski activities and a nice place for a vaca for non skiers, I would go to Camelback which has a nice hotel with an indoor waterpark, a huge snow tubing area, a mountain coaster and a couple nice restaurants - as well as being close to many other Pocono attractions. Really the only place in NEPA that is a ski resort rather than a ski hill.

    Driving an extra 5 hours would be silly for beginner skiers IMO, but if I were to do all that extra driving it would be to Lake Placid where there are a huge number of non downhill winter activities including XC and Olympic Ski Jumping (fun just to watch or to go up tower), Bob sledding, luge and skating facilities

  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by Sirbannedalot View Post
    I didnt say take them to Jay. But, that's not a bad idea due to the things there are to do.
    Huh? There is far more "to do" in the Poconos than there is anywhere near Jay Peak. Again, this is terrible advice.
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