Best Ski Resorts in Pennsylvania

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#1. Tanglewood Ski Area


Overlooking Lake Wallenpaupack in the Pocono Mountains, Tanglewood Ski Area has hosted family and novice skiers each for the last 30 years. Locals may remember the resort as Paper Birch Mountain. The…
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#2. Big Boulder - Jack Frost Ski Resort


With modest plateaus and sporadic snowfall, Pennsylvania’s Pocono region hardly seemed the right place to follow on the heels of the emerging western and New England ski resorts of the 1940s. Nonethel…
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#3. Montage Mountain Ski Area


Montage opened its slopes in 1984 as a private, nonprofit corporation, run by a volunteer board of directors with hopes of building tourism in the region. Years of overwhelming maintenance costs force…
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#4. Camelback Ski Resort


Big Pocono Ski Area opened way back in 1950–51, running sporadically for four years before hurricanes Connie and Diane shut things down. Millions of gallons of water were dumped on the mountain, causi…
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#5. Bear Creek Ski Area


Skiing began here in the mid-1960s after several parcels of land were purchased on the low-lying plateau between Allentown and Reading. With just two slopes and a T-bar, the area would eventually grow…
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#6. Blue Mountain Ski Area


Local developer Ray Tuthill opened a small mom-and-pop ski area in the mid-1970s that he dubbed Little Gap, later changing the name to Blue Mountain. Over the years, Blue has made significant upgrades…
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#7. Seven Springs Ski Resort


Seven Springs started out in 1932 as a series of private vacation cabins owned by Pittsburgh merchant Adolph Dupre. An avid skier, he would capitalize on the Laurel Highland’s snow-filled bounty a few…
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#8. Hidden Valley Ski Resort


What began as a mom and pop restaurant and country inn back in 1949 soon became the base location for a new ski area known as Hidden Valley. A rope tow and two slopes would accommodate a growing numbe…
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#9. Mountain View at Edinboro Ski Area


Formerly known as Mount Pleasant, the small family ski area shut down in 1992 after 20 years of operation. It resurfaced again in 1992 under a group of dedicated skiers and employees that formed the E…
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#10. Ski Liberty / Liberty Mountain Resort Ski Area


Just north of the Maryland border in Carroll Valley lies Pennsylvania’s Liberty Mountain Resort—one of Baltimore and Washington, DC’s closest alpine destinations. The resort was acquired in 1972 when…
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#11. Elk Mountain Ski Area


If you’re jonesing for a dose of vertical and long runs, waste no time getting over to Elk. Its 150-plus skiable acres crushes that of most Mid-Atlantic areas, and a strong 1,000 vertical feet rides a…
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#12. Blue Marsh Ski Area and Winter Sports Park


Just 10 miles north of Reading, PA, is a learn-to-ski center called Blue Marsh. It sits at an elevation of just 590 feet on gently rolling Pennsylvania countryside. With just 300 vertical feet, the sl…
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#13. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area


Since 1975 Shawnee has been a major player in the busy Pocono Mountain alpine ski scene. Situated just off the Delaware River and the New Jersey border, the ski area was originally developed as an ame…
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#14. Tussey Mountain Ski Area


There’s a little-known ski area in Boalsburg that’s been serving local families and students for the last 20 years. Tussey Mountain, just a handful of miles from Penn State’s campus, offers eight shor…
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#15. Mystic Mountain Ski Resort


With the considerable snowfall that blankets southwest Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands region, a fourth ski area was bound to emerge. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort opened its slopes in the late 90s to do…
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#16. Spring Mountain Ski Area


Spring Mountain has operated since 1963 as a cost-effective family ski area for the nearby Philadelphia area. The ski center sits just 528 feet above sea level on a small plateau in Western Montgomery…
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#17. Blue Knob Ski Resort


"Ski Good or Eat Woods—Blue Knob, PA” is the resort’s official unofficial slogan. The Knob is not your typical Mid-Atlantic plateau. It is the Mad River Glen of the south—a classic skier’s mountain wi…
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#18. Laurel Mountain Ski Area


Long one of Pennsylvania’s best-kept secrets, Laurel was first owned and run by the Mellon family as a private resort for the Rolling Rock Club. Laurel later opened its slopes to the public and became…
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#19. Whitetail Ski Area


Situated 1,800 feet high on Two Top Mountain in south-central Pennsylvania’s Tuscarora Mountain range, Whitetail has served as a necessary alternative to the busy Washington, DC, and Baltimore ski sce…
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#20. Mount Tone Ski Area


Mount Tone is a unique family ski area and ski camp nestled in the village of Lake Como, just five miles from the New York State border in northeastern PA. The area has operated as a quaint alpine get…
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