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Skiing this Friday with an 8 y/o beginner
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20 days ago

I’m planning on surprising my 8 year old son with a ski day on Friday. He’s only been to the Whitetail ski class once, so he’ll need ski school.

I haven’t been on the slopes in 2 years. I miss it. Bad.

I have been thinking Camelback because I’m quite familiar with it, a bit nostalgic and it’s pretty far north. Does anybody know if they are still making snow? They haven’t responded to my tweet from earlier today. Overall, I find it harder to get information about the Poconos than the Alleghenies.

Then I saw this: Snow expected for the midstate on Friday

That’s tempting of course, because I could go first thing to Roundtop on Friday morning rather than Thursday night. How is the base? I’m of the opinion 2-3 inches of fresh snow probably makes up for a lot, right?

What would you do?

 

 

19 days ago

Roundtop says they will be making snow Friday and Saturday. If that is the closest place to you I would do that. Looked like they had a solid base on Sunday. The cams there show a decent amount, so take a look at them tomorrow afternoon. 

Also…if he is going to stay in the beginners area look at the “learn to ski package” I believe you can get a mountain passport for next season at this point, which is a great deal. I’ve never been to camelback, but for beginners the snowtime resorts IMO are the best option, largely because the beginning areas are somewhat separate from everything else.

17 days ago

I wound up at Blue Mountain, because other places were booked for ski lesson reservations. I’ll probably write it up on Monday.

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