Skiing • Snowboarding • Ice Skating • Ice Hockey
Winter can be a glorious time of year, despite what the naysayers think! While the green splendor of Summer is on hiatus, Winter takes on a white hue …as in SNOW …a feared 4-letter word for many, but for those hooked on winter sports, it is definitely the most wonderful time of the year. So for all those snow bunnies and ice jockies out there, we hope this list gets you buffin’ up the boards, polishing the skates, and pullin’ on your ski togs! …we’ll stick with the hot buttered rum by the fireplace thank you very much…just send us pics!
Popular PA Ski & Snowboarding Resorts
Alpine Mountain resort is a family friendly ski area located in Analomink, Pennsylvania. The Pocono Mountains provide the picturesque location for this welcoming ski area. Snowboarders will find a terrain park and halfpipe and there is also snow tubing. Most trails are wide but not too steep. The lounge at the lodge overlooks the slopes and offers a casual menu and live entertainment on the weekends.
Bear Creek Ski & Recreation Area
This four season ski and recreation area is located near Macungie, Pennsylvania. With 100% snowmaking and lighted trails, a mountainside lodge for apres-ski, snow tubing and on slope hotel it makes for a perfect family ski holiday formula. Three progresive terrain parks offer a wide variety of freestyle features.
Big Boulder and Jack Frost
These combine to be the big two resorts in the Poconos, near Blakeslee, Pennsylvania. The Big Boulder ski area has fifteen different slopes and is considered to have more of a focus for snowboarders, particularly due to its Terrain Parks. Big Boulder Lodge offers an outdoor grill, a bar and live musical entertainment. Jack Frost Mountain has twenty-one different slopes of differing difficulty levels.
Blue Knob Ski Resort
Blue Knob is Pennsylvania’s highest skiable mountain on the second highest mountain in Pennsylvania. Located in south-central part of the state between Altoona and Johnstown about 2 hours from Washington D.C., Baltimore and Pittsburgh. In addition to downhill skiing they offer snow tubing and groomed cross country skiing.
Blue Mountain Ski Area
Blue Mountain is one of the most popular Pennsylvania ski resorts located near Palmerton, in the northern part of the Lehigh Valley. There are 5 Terrain Parks which include Sidewinder Park, Terrain Run, Lower Sidewinder, Come Around Park & Central Park. In 2009 Blue Mountain purchased a BigAirBag which can be used to practice aerial maneuvers. The mountain claims the highest vertical in Pennsylvania at 1,082 feet.
Camelback Ski Resort
Camelback is among the largest ski resorts in Pennsylvania. It is among the best known skiing areas in Pennsylvania as a result of its visibility and accessibility from New York City and northern New Jersey. Camelback is a family friendly resort with two terrain parks, snow tubing and 160 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain.
The peaceful tranquility of Pennsylvania’s Blue Mountains is the setting for this resort. Experience short lift lines and uncrowded skiing on trails serviced by snow guns for great coverage. 14 lighted slopes with a range of difficulty ensures skiers and snowboards an evening of enjoyment. Eagle Rock Resort is located in the beautiful Blue Mountains near Hazleton.
Elk Mountain Ski Resort is set in the Endless Mountains, 30 miles north of Scranton, Pennsylvania. Elk Mountain history dates back to 1959, when it became one of Pennsylvania’s first commercial ski areas. The slopes offer some of the most challenging terrain in the region with distinctive character of surrounding evergreens. Since the 80’s over 13,000 trees have been planted. Along with the usual ski and board rentals Elk offers adaptive rental equipment.
Montage is located in Scranton, Pennsylvania and offers skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing. Among the largest ski areas in the state, it has some of the region’s steepest skiing. The snowtubing park has 10 chutes for both children and adult fun. Five Interstate highways converge near Montage Mountain making it an easily accessible ski destination within a two hour drive of New York City and Philadelphia.
Seven Springs, located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands, is much more than just a skiing destination. This mega-resort also boasts a large base lodge hotel, numerous game rooms and arcades, restaurants, bars, lounges, an indoor pool, a shopping gallery, even a bowling alley. The ski resort is located approximately one hour southeast of Pittsburgh. Seven Springs Ski Resort has over 285 acres of developed terrain, so you can ski, snowboard or snow tube all day long.
Shawnee Mountain is a family friendly ski area located outside East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. For more family fun there is a snow tubing park where you just show up and have fun. The mountain offers two terrain parks full of features with a sound system to set the mood. There are a total of five dining areas from the base restaurant to a summit lodge.
Ski Big Bear
Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain, Pennsylvania. The main lodge, parking areas, and facilities are located at the top of the mountain. Skiers and riders descend to the lifts before riding back to the top. Boarders and freestylers will enjoy the jumps, hits, ramps, boxes, jibs, rails and other constructed and natural features in the Terrain Park. The Masthope Lodge and Mountaintop Village provide a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere when you are not on the slopes.
Skating/Ice Hockey Equipment
127 W. Lincoln Highway
Skating/Ice Hockey Rinks
Power Play Rinks
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