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    Freeride/downhill resorts in PA

    Hey, I am originally from PA and I am now living in NorhternVirginia ...sucks...everything is flat. I am contimplating moving back to PA and I was wondering where (if any) the resorts are that have and support Downhill/freeride mountain biking. If I do eventually relocate it will be base upon where they are. Thanks for reading.

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    So far Seven Springs is the only one in PA.

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    Seven Springs, Snowshoe (WV), and Wisp(MD) all have downhill mtb'ing. All three of these resorts are within a few hours of Pittsburgh PA. Then there is also Ray's MTB Park in Ohio.

    http://7springs.com/
    http://www.skiwisp.com/
    http://www.snowshoemtn.com/index.htm
    http://www.raysmtb.com/

    Why dont you just move a little further west into the more moutainous areas of Virginia?

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    you can't be too far from Snowshoe, right? Up here in northeast PA we aren't too far from Diablo (north Jersey).
    You better just go ahead and drop that seatpost down to the reflector... the trail gets pretty rough down there.

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    Pa guys

    I am in the smack dab in the middle of zippy. Snowshoe...4.5 hrs diablo 4.5 hours. I have been to Snowshoe and Diablo. How is 7 springs and Wisp? I have not been there yet. Is it worth the trip? How is the under ground freeride stuff in PA? Here in VA, I have 3 real good underground freeride trails. One my freinds and I have built. But in Norhtern VA, land is limitted. Side note...Uncle six pack, I love your quote.

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    I live in Lancaster PA, and we have undergound freeride stuff all over Mt. Gretna, and everthing close. 7 Springs is OK, sounds like there going to do a lot for it next year. Wisp is pretty fun though. They have some fun DH coarses there. Also a killer DS coarse during the summer. Worth it to check that place out.

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    what about Ski Denton? don't they also have mtn bike/mtn boarding in the off season?
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    right now there isnt much in the way of downhill riding at 7 Springs. they have one downhill course, its about a mile long and not very challenging. i guess they are going to expand their dh offerings in the future. 7 Springs does have some really nice xc trails though.

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    there is all kinds of underground stuff in S.E. And N.E. Pa. I've got some of my own stuff too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd@gretnabikes
    I live in Lancaster PA, and we have undergound freeride stuff all over Mt. Gretna, and everthing close. 7 Springs is OK, sounds like there going to do a lot for it next year. Wisp is pretty fun though. They have some fun DH coarses there. Also a killer DS coarse during the summer. Worth it to check that place out.
    I work in Reading. How far is Mt Gretna. I'd like to check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rollertoaster
    I work in Reading. How far is Mt Gretna. I'd like to check it out.
    its between Ephrata and Hershey right? if I'm thinking of the right area I would love to know where trails are, I live near Reading and ride mostly Blue Marsh
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    Quote Originally Posted by rollertoaster
    I work in Reading. How far is Mt Gretna. I'd like to check it out.

    Toaster, if you work in Reading, I'd meet you at the Pagoda after work some time too. Mt. Gretna, is about 45mins from there. I 'd love to show you around, we got some fun stuff around there and Camp Mack/pumping station.

    I'm riding the big bike in those areas tomorrow (nov 10th) if any one wants to meet up...

    Toaster, what kind of bike were you riding at Ted's? Just trying to put names to faces.

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    I had my green bottlerocket there. Were you the one on the ridiculously overkill downhill bike? What time are you riding tomorrow? Where Reading or Gretna? What kind of bike would be best? DH or FR? I might be able to ride, but I was kinda planning Sunday to be my ride day B/C rain tomorrow.
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