Keep your ski tips up

November 25th, 2008 posted by

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Last Saturday I was trudging through the snow in 20-degree weather from my car to Beaver Stadium to watch Penn State win themselves a trip to the Rose Bowl when I realized that with weather like this, it was gonna be a heck of a good ski season. After all, Blue Mountain Ski Area is scheduled to open this Friday, which would make it the earliest opening I've ever seen in Lehigh Valley.

I have a close affinity to Blue Mountain. I skied my first black diamond there. I mastered the art of parallel skiing there. And I had my first – and only – skiing accident there.

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Learning to Ski in Lehigh Valley

November 12th, 2008 posted by

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I've never skied or boarded before; probably because I've heard stories from my friends about broken bones and concussions! But with ski season in the Valley around the corner, I'm determined this year to see if it's for me.

Since I only live 4-1/2 minutes from Bear Creek Mountain Resort, I thought I'd start there in case I have any mishaps on the mountain. They have packages for first-timers like me, which include a lift ticket, rentals and lessons for as long as you need that day (I'd probably get my money's worth right there!).

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