Extrovert, Powder Puff, and The Elevator

Spend a little time looking at resort maps and you’re sure to find some attention-grabbing trail names. When I looked at Pennsylvania resorts I found some beauties. Powder Puff and The Elevator at Jack Frost along with Extrovert at Blue Knob topped the list.

Among the best is High Hopes also at Blue Knob. Seven Springs has three trails making it into the top of the list; Santa’s Beard Terrain Park, Lost Boy Trail and Lost Girl Trail. Also noteworthy are Vertigo Park at Liberty Mountain and White Lightning at Montage Mountain.

See if you can spot Draufganger on Big Boulder’s Trail Map.

Rounding out the list is Draufganger (German for daredevil) at Big Boulder.

Several Pennsylvania resorts stand out for having trail names that follow a theme. At Roundtop Mountain many trail names relate to the Revolutionary War. These include Recruit, Bunker Hill, Lafayette’s Leap and Fife and Drum. At Camelback trails are Egyptian themed such as Nile Mile, Pharaoh, Asp, King Tut and Cleopatra.

As you’d expect, at Eagle Rock trails (and lifts) are eagle-related. Trails include Baldy, Talons, Nestling and Screaming Eagle. Lifts include Wings and Soaring Heights. At Elk Mountain trails have Native American names such as Mohawk, Kickapoo, Seneca, Iroquois and Chippewa.

Do you have a favorite trail name that’s been overlooked? Please let us know in the comments section.


  1. Most used name???


    • William Gleason says:

      One of my favorite ski runs, and every area has at least one .

      Another favorite run name of mine is “Our Father” , a very aptly named expert run at Alpine Meadows, CA.

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