Best Cross-Country Skiing in Pennsylvania

This list represents the most popular cross-country skiing in Pennsylvania. Use this list to plan your next Pennsylvania cross-country skiing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Tanglewood Ski Area

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    Tafton, PA

    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. ...
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    Overlooking Lake Wallenpaupack in the Pocono Mountains, Tanglewood Ski Area has hosted family and novice skiers each for ...

  • #2 Big Boulder - Jack Frost Ski Resort

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    Blakeslee, PA

    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. ...
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    With modest plateaus and sporadic snowfall, Pennsylvania’s Pocono region hardly seemed the right place to follow on the heels ...

  • #3 Montage Mountain Ski Area

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    Scranton, PA

    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 ...
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    Montage opened its slopes in 1984 as a private, nonprofit corporation, run by a volunteer board of directors with hopes of ...

  • #4 Bear Creek Ski Area

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    Macungie, PA

    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 ...
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    Skiing began here in the mid-1960s after several parcels of land were purchased on the low-lying plateau between Allentown ...

  • #5 Seven Springs Ski Resort

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    Champion, PA

    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 ...
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    Seven Springs started out in 1932 as a series of private vacation cabins owned by Pittsburgh merchant Adolph Dupre. An avid ...

  • #6 Elk Mountain Ski Area

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    Union Dale, PA

    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 ...
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    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 ...

  • #7 Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

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    Stroudsburg, PA

    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 ...
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    Since 1975 Shawnee has been a major player in the busy Pocono Mountain alpine ski scene. Situated just off the Delaware River ...

  • #8 Mystic Mountain Ski Resort

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    Farmington, PA

    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 ...
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    With the considerable snowfall that blankets southwest Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands region, a fourth ski area was bound ...

  • #9 Tussey Mountain Ski Area

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    Boalsburg, PA

    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 ...
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    There’s a little-known ski area in Boalsburg that’s been serving local families and students for the last 20 years. Tussey ...

  • #10 Blue Knob Ski Resort

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    Claysburg, PA

    "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 ...
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    "Ski Good or Eat Woods—Blue Knob, PA” is the resort’s official unofficial slogan. The Knob is not your typical Mid-Atlantic ...

  • #11 Mount Tone Ski Area

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    Lake Como, PA

    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 ...
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    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 ...

  • #12 Laurel Mountain Ski Area

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    Ligonier, PA

    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 ...
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    Long one of Pennsylvania’s best-kept secrets, Laurel was first owned and run by the Mellon family as a private resort for ...

  • #13 Ski Denton Ski Area

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    Coudersport, PA

    Ski Denton resides in a remote mountain stretch of north-central Pennsylvania’s snow country. Commercial skiing began here after a state study in the 1950s determined the property was a natural ...
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    Ski Denton resides in a remote mountain stretch of north-central Pennsylvania’s snow country. Commercial skiing began here ...

  • #14 R.B. Winter State Park

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    Lewisburg, PA

    This hike uses a challenging, little-known cross-country skiing trail to take you across the ridgetops and in and out of the 500-foot-deep hemlock valleys. It connects with an abandoned na ...
    •  4 hours
    •  7.5 miles
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    This hike uses a challenging, little-known cross-country skiing trail to take you across the ridgetops and in and out of ...

  • #15 John P. Saylor Trail

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    Windber, PA

    The slightly more rugged of the two loops that make up the John P. Saylor Trail, this hike winds through areas of hardwood forest, across woodland meadows, and along Clear Shade Creek, with some ...
    •  2.5 to 3.5 hours
    •  5.9 miles
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    The slightly more rugged of the two loops that make up the John P. Saylor Trail, this hike winds through areas of hardwood ...

  • #16 Mountain Streams

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    Ligonier, PA

    This hike uses a number of trails that are part of the Mountain Streams trail system in Forbes State Forest. Sights along the way include Indian Creek, a very good trout stream (though in places ...
    •  3 to 3.5 hours
    •  6.7 miles
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    This hike uses a number of trails that are part of the Mountain Streams trail system in Forbes State Forest. Sights along ...

  • #17 Cook Forest State Park

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    Rouseville, PA

    If you have any appreciation for endurance, you’ll enjoy walking this hike, which passes underneath some trees that were already old when George Washington was fighting for American independence. ...
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  6.7 miles
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    If you have any appreciation for endurance, you’ll enjoy walking this hike, which passes underneath some trees that were ...

  • #18 Nockamixon State Park - Quarry Trail

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    Quakertown, PA

    Nockamixon State Park offers something for everyone. It’s definitely worth making your trip here either an all-day outing or a weekend adventure. In addition to hiking, there is boating, fishing, ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.8 miles
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    Nockamixon State Park offers something for everyone. It’s definitely worth making your trip here either an all-day outing ...

  • #19 Bushy Run Battlefield—Edge Hill Trail

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    Claridge, PA

    Bushy Run Battlefield was the site of a key British victory over seven tribes of Indians in 1763. It was first memorialized in 1918, when the schoolchildren of Westmoreland County contributed ...
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    Bushy Run Battlefield was the site of a key British victory over seven tribes of Indians in 1763. It was first memorialized ...

  • #20 North Country Trail

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    Darlington, PA

    The North Country National Scenic Trail is a behemoth of a footpath, winding though seven states on its way from the eastern edge of New York to North Dakota. Pennsylvania ranks third in terms ...
    •  3.5 to 4 hours
    •  7.6 miles
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    The North Country National Scenic Trail is a behemoth of a footpath, winding though seven states on its way from the eastern ...