Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Elk Mountain Ski Resort

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Overall Rating: 3.8

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.3
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 55.5
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.2
  • Nightlife
  • 2.0

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 54%
  • Beginner
  • 28%
  • Families
  • 80%
  • Intermediate
  • 70%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 43%
  • Advanced
  • 56%

Helpful Highlights:

I love this place! Great conditions, great snow, long runs, high elevation..Only downside, too many skiers!! They have a big ski scene here and they have an...

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  • 3

    late opening early closing

    by jackieo - 22nd April 2009

    Pros: average

    Cons: early closing

    The mtn closed way to early.Went to Camelback at the end of the year and they actually let you ski for FREE with a season pass from any resort. Time for ... Full review

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  • 3

    nice mtn

    by earlyjake - 19th March 2009

    Pros: terrain

    Cons: cheap

    Elk is a very nice mtn but they need some major overhauls. New lifts, parks ,night skiing are all 1980's but they charge 2009 prices. Vermont skiing!!!! ... Full review

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  • 3

    Great Hill

    by bethrun - 20th March 2009

    Pros: Challenging Mountain

    Cons: Outdated lifts

    For PA, Elk has the best terrain by far. Nice , long runs. P.S. If you are ever writing a book, Elk's lifts are a great place to interview someone. You ... Full review

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  • 3

    Elk Mountain review

    by Timeless61 - 27th March 2012

    Pros: Location (for weather), "feel"

    Cons: Snowmaking system, grooming, management, lifts

    I will try to give an unbiased review of Elk Mountain in Union Dale, PA It may seem negative, but it’s really just unbiased. I will say that Elk's loc... Full review

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  • 3

    Pretty trails

    by skigirlnyc - 6th February 2010

    Pros: scenic trails, diverse

    Cons: slow lifts

    Elk is a nice mountain in PA, close to NY. I feel it is the best ski area in PA. The trails are varied. The only problem is the lifts are very slow. They ne... Full review

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  • 3

    Best for Intermediat, Management focused on making money

    by kidsgame2001 - 7th January 2013

    Pros: Beautiful Intermediate Slopes

    Cons: No Magic Carpet. Little kids had hard time learning

    The mountain area is beautiful. Lots of slopes with mostly intermediate skill. I had two first time Kids and there was no Magic Carpet. I wasted money on re... Full review

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