Top 8 Reasons YOU should try skiing or snowboarding this winter

Top 8 Reasons YOU should try skiing or snowboarding this winter

BLUE MOUNTAIN’S TOP 8 REASONS YOU SHOULD TRY SKIING OR SNOWBOARDING THIS WINTER

Why should you choose Blue Mountain as your destination for winter fun? We offer the highest vertical (1,082 feet), the most varied terrain, and some of the longest runs in Pennsylvania! We have 40 trails along with 16 lifts that are guaranteed to keep you entertained! At Blue, you can learn a new sport, test your abilities, take it easy, or even catch some air.

We came up with 8 reasons why YOU should visit the mountain THIS Winter:

1. OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN

If you have ever wanted to learn how to ski or ride, this winter is the ideal time to do so! Blue Mountain offers a variety of lessons including group lessons, family & friends group lessons, private lessons, adaptive lessons, and explorers lessons. If you already know how to ski or board, you can pursue something you've never tried before! Perhaps you can try out a terrain park, moguls, a black diamond trail, or maybe you want to try boarding versus skiing, or vice versa. Either way, you can learn something new every time!

For more information on lessons, click here.

For a first timer's thoughts on learning to ski, check out this article from visitpoconos.com by Katie Filicky.

2. GREAT WAY TO EXERCISE

Exercise can be FUN! Skip going to the gym and hit the slopes for an exhilarating exercise! Skiing and snowboarding is considered a cardiovascular exercise that focuses on the lower body muscles. It's a great way to burn calories and stay active during the winter months!

Curious about the health benefits of skiing and snowboarding? Check out this article from visitpa.com.

3. FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITY

Looking for something fun to do with your family and friends? Skiing and snowboarding is a great option to spend time with your loved ones! You'll make new memories and traditions together!

4. STRESS RELIEF

Skiing and snowboarding can be a great way to relieve stress from your daily life. Work and school can leave you tired and overworked, so take a breather and enjoy some fun on the slopes!

There are many benefits to skiing and snowboarding, and you can check out the mental benefits in this article written by Sara Segall.

5. ENTERTAINMENT ON THE MOUNTAIN

You'll need to come inside the lodge and warm up after a long day of skiing or boarding, and Blue Mountain has loads of entertainment options to keep the fun going!

  • Live Local Bands
    • Enjoy live music from bands inside or outside our lodges! Check out Blue's Calendar to see who's playing next!
  • On-Mountain Dining
    • We offer many dining options for our guests! You can enjoy a sit down meal at Slopeside Pub & Grill or do a quick-stop at any of our indoor and outdoor eateries.
  • Trivia Nights
    • Join us for our FREE Trivia Tuesday's! Your team will compete against others to win awesome Blue Mountain Gift cards! More info here.
  • Special Events
    • There's always something exciting going on at the mountain! Visit our upcoming events page to stay in the know.

6. NATURE

No snow in your backyard? We've got tons in ours. Experience the natural beauty of the outdoors, enjoy the breathtaking views, and get some fresh air. There's no better way to enjoy the winter months.

Being outside is healthy for every one! Check out the 1000 Hours Outside Challenge and visit the mountain.

7. GREAT WAY TO MEET NEW FRIENDS

Friendships are built through common interests. Start a conversation with the person riding the lift with you. You'll meet people who enjoy skiing or snowboarding just as much as you do!

Carl Browne wrote an article on how to make friends when you're skiing and you can read it here.

8. IT'S FUN

This ones simple, skiing and boarding is fun! We're sure you'll have a great time at Blue Mountain Resort.

Have we still not convinced you to try out our favorite winter sport?! Bummer. If skiing or boarding just isn't your thing, we know you'll enjoy snow tubing! For more information on tubing at Blue Mountain, click here.

Published January 24th, 2020