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7 months ago

Open this Saturday 9 to 5 

7 months ago

Hmmmmmm ….. much shorter drive than Snowshoe for me, but it pains me to give $$ to Bob Nutting unless it’s at Laurel Mountain.

Decisions, decisions ….

7 months ago

And Hidden Valley.  The one weekend that my wife doesn’t want to visit her parents!  

7 months ago

Blue Don 1982 wrote:

Hmmmmmm ….. much shorter drive than Snowshoe for me, but it pains me to give $$ to Bob Nutting unless it’s at Laurel Mountain.

I’ve never been to Laurel. Why would you go there rather than the much bigger Seven Springs?

7 months ago

Laurel is pretty much what I want/imagine skiing to be. No lines and a lot of fun!  Hoping that a good snow will line up with visiting the in-laws this winter! My father in-law and I skied last winter and both agreed best place to ski in western PA!

7 months ago

Mongo wrote:

I’ve never been to Laurel. Why would you go there rather than the much bigger Seven Springs?

This will sound weird since I am a Snowshoe homeowner.  I view 7S as a junior Snowshoe.  I think it’s over priced for what you get and it’s crowded on weekends.  Heck, Snowshoe is over priced and crowded too.  7S does not offer me anything I can’t already get at Snowshoe.  

I agree with what Timothy said above, I like the low crowds.  I also like that the Lodge is clean and modern and lift appears well maintained and reliable.  IMO, it’s just a cool ski place that’s easy in, easy out and reasonable on my wallet.

Laurel is definitely smaller but I like it.  7S (Bob Nutting) doesn’t need my $$ (He gets enough from MLB) but Laurel needs my money to be a viable option into the future, even if Bob get’s a cut of my Laurel lift ticket.

Ha - maybe my ire for Bottom Line Bob is why I choose Laurel over 7S,  I guess the good news is we have 3 ski areas in WPA to choose from.  

You should give Laurel a try.

7 months ago

Blue Don 1982 wrote:

Mongo wrote:

I’ve never been to Laurel. Why would you go there rather than the much bigger Seven Springs?

This will sound weird since I am a Snowshoe homeowner.  I view 7S as a junior Snowshoe.  I think it’s over priced for what you get and it’s crowded on weekends.  Heck, Snowshoe is over priced and crowded too.  7S does not offer me anything I can’t already get at Snowshoe.  

I agree with what Timothy said above, I like the low crowds.  I also like that the Lodge is clean and modern and lift appears well maintained and reliable.  IMO, it’s just a cool ski place that’s easy in, easy out and reasonable on my wallet.

Laurel is definitely smaller but I like it.  Bob Nutting doesn’t need my $$ (He gets enough from MLB) but Laurel needs my money to be a viable option into the future, even if Bob get’s a cut of my Laurel lift ticket.

Ha - maybe my ire for Bottom Line Bob is why I choose Laurel over 7S,  I guess the good news is we have 3 ski areas in WPA to choose from.  

You should give Laurel a try.

A good post is worth repeating. Laurel does need the patronage but if word gets out you might begin to encounter a line at the lift. ;~D Laurel will open sometime in December. There has been no date announced. A good deal at Laurel in prime season is the DCSki Gathering co-sponsored by PugSki.com and Support Laurel Mountain St. Park. Check there often for more details. 

7 months ago

If Laurel Highlands gets a real winter - meaning base measured in feet - then Laurel has amazing terrain for this part of the world.  C’mon old man winter!

7 months ago

Game on:

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