Masthope Mountain is a vacation resort that offers skiing at its Big Bear area. Besides skiing, tubing is available on the weekends. It also features a terrain park and a beginners’ area near the Big Bear main lodge. The resort features something for all skill levels.
The resort is about 1 hour and 15 minutes from the Scranton airport, nearly 2 hours from the Newark Liberty and Lehigh Valley airports, and 3 hours from the Albany airport. Airport transfers are available from these airports, typically by taxi. Or, you can rent a car.
Ski Big Bear has 18 trails serviced by 7 lifts, including 2 Magic Carpets. The area receives 50 inches of snow, which is bolstered by 100% snowmaking. There is a whopping 650 feet of vertical. Cross-country trails are located within the Masthope Mountain Community and are only designed for community members. Base elevation is 600 feet with a summit of 1,250 feet. The resort is typically open from mid-December through mid-March.
Groomed cruiser make up 43% of the trails, but the resort has something for all types of skiers. Night skiing is available. Lessons and rentals are also offered, and there are slopeside restaurants.