We all have different thresholds for cold. Some people can handle prolonged exposure to the elements and don icicles as a badge of honor. Others crave frequent breaks for hot cocoa and a chance to re-up on hand and foot warmers. Regardless of how we spend the time while the lifts are turning, everyone welcomes a warm retreat at the end of the day. Enter the indoor waterpark phenomenon. Umbrella drinks, flip flops and boardshorts in February? Now there’s something we can all agree on.
Thanks to a unqiue partnership between Jack Frost/Big Boulder and Split Rock Resort and Golf Club, Pennsylvania skiers and riders can enjoy morning runs on the slopes of JFBB and afternoon maitais by the pool as part of the new Ski, Splash and Stay Packages. This special offer allows guests to enjoy the best of both seasons out of one suitcase -- just don’t forget to pack a towel. Book an overnight stay in one of Split Rock Resort's many suites and enjoy access to the waterpark and a lift ticket to JFBB.
For those still looking to get extreme after last chair, the Komodo Dragon – Pennsylvania’s first indoor Flow Rider (an indoor wave machine) -- offers surfers of all ages the chance to show off, or be made the spectacle, in front of hot-tubbing onlookers. Those seeking some thrills, without being center stage will want to try the Viper, Piranha and Amazon Blast water slides that drop four stories. Plus, with hot tubs (did we mention hot tubs?) and play areas for the little ones, there’s something for everyone.
Best of all, the H2ooohh Indoor Waterpark at Split Rock is just a short 5 mile commute from the lift line. Day tickets are also available starting at $15 for children (age 3 and up, up to 42" tall) and $30 for adults. Even if you can't plan the full overnight, it's a great place to warm up (and cool off) after a long day on the hill.
Prices vary based on availability, more information at splitrockresort.com.