Big Boulder - Jack Frost Ski Resort

Blakeslee, Pennsylvania

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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. Nonetheless, Big Boulder established itself on a wing and a prayer. A new snowmaking system would combat the region’s common winter thaws to bring thousands of ready-minded skiers from three different major metropolitan areas. As Pennsylvania’s first commercial ski area, Big Boulder’s rise prompted the creation of nearby Jack Frost Ski Area in 1972. Though blessed with only 600 feet vertical drop, Jack Frost complements Big Boulder’s beginner and family reputation with steeper, upper-intermediate terrain. Frost and Boulder are separated by six miles, offer a reciprocal lift ticket, and are renowned for their impeccable snowmaking/grooming and posh vacation lodging. In fact, their snowmaking system was recently voted among the country’s best in a Ski Magazine poll. This eTrail contains a thorough description of the resort including driving directions, mountain statistics, trail profiles, extensive lodging & dining information, travel tips, and much more.

Big Boulder - Jack Frost Ski Resort Professional Review and Guide

"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. Nonetheless, Big Boulder established itself on a wing and a prayer. A new snowmaking system would combat the region’s common winter thaws to bring thousands of ready-minded skiers from three different major metropolitan areas. As Pennsylvania’s first commercial ski area, Big Boulder’s rise prompted the creation of nearby Jack Frost Ski Area in 1972. Though blessed with only 600 feet vertical drop, Jack Frost complements Big Boulder’s beginner and family reputation with steeper, upper-intermediate terrain.

Frost and Boulder are separated by six miles, offer a reciprocal lift ticket, and are renowned for their impeccable snowmaking/grooming and posh vacation lodging. In fact, their snowmaking system was recently voted among the country’s best in a Ski Magazine poll. This eTrail contains a thorough description of the resort including driving directions, mountain statistics, trail profiles, extensive lodging & dining information, travel tips, and much more."

Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Resorts
Nearby City: Blakeslee
Vertical Drop: 600
Season: December to late March
Trailhead Elevation: 1,700 feet
Top Elevation: 2,175 feet
Additional Use: Snowmobiling, Snowboarding
Local Contacts: All contact information for the resort, services, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Big Boulder - Jack Frost Ski Resort

Recent Trail Reviews

1/15/2005
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Crowded, with many narrow, narrow runs. Jack is not my favorite Pocono area, but some of my friends like it alot. Worth a try for a day, but I prefer wider, less-crowded runs, especially if you ski with your family or a group.



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May 2018