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Laurel Mountain started out as a Ski club in 1939.  After World War 2 it
was opened to the public.  It was considered to be the Ski Captial of
Pennsylvania, and do to its strategic position high up in the Allegheny
Mountains of Pennsyvlania, it was able to retain enough snow to pull a
consistent profit, attracting skiers from the greater Pittsburg area, as
well as from Washington DC, and Baltimore.  Laurel Mountain was family
owned until 1967 when it was given to the State of Pennsylvania.  After
decades of mismangaement by the state, in the late 1980's it went into
decline and closed.  In the years while it was closed, after snowstorms
there were  still a group of skiers who earn their tracks.  This year, it
was bought out and set to reopened for this winter.  Laurel Mountain was
always a place where you could find some of the finest terrain in the Mid
Atlantic, with inexpensive lift tickets, rentals, and lessons, and few lift
lines.  Though it has only 2 main trails, these 2 trails are some of the
top trails in the mid atlantic.  Its repectable(for the mid atlantic) 900
vertical drop, and 100 inches of snow/year, low ticket prices, and superb
terrain should attract a great amount of people to Laurel Mountain.

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