Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Top 3 local mountains to try this season

Alec Coburn
Staff Writer

The outlook this winter is not looking good so far. We are into December and the temperature has yet to drop below freezing. However, we must have faith that the skiing gods will come through and let it snow on the east coast!

We always hear people talking about all the destination ski resorts around the country and where to go as well as what to do there. Nobody ever talks about what is in their own backyard. Your resident snow sports expert is here to break down the top 3 local ski destinations for the season.

1. Big Boulder Park- Affiliated with Jack Frost mountain, boulder is about 15 min down the road. This hill is for those who love to ride park. Even with the lack of snow boulder is open and has its loyal fan base coming out in full support. It promises to be a great spot this year to stomp that trick you have been working on all summer.

2. Blue Mountain- Although not open yet, Blue is on the rise with a newly built lodge and locker area as well as a family friendly face. Last year Blue stepped up its park setup game. I was surprised to see the kind of features they had last year. Blue also has expanded its terrain so there is more on trail skiing for the whole family.

3. Bear Creek- The great advantage to Bear Creek is that it is close by. The trip can be done in less than an hour and is ideal for anyone looking to learn. It is definitely a beginner mountain with a modest terrain park. Bear creek is great if you are looking to get some quick runs in before you have to go to work later that day.

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