Pennsylvania

Big Boulder Ski Resort

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Overview

Big Boulder has been ranked as one of the “Top 5 Parks in the East” by Transworld Snowboarding. With its over 400 feet of drop, array of trails and multiple terrain parks, it is a crowd pleaser. In fact, Big Boulder devotes 50 percent of its acreage to freestyle terrain. The resort is located Pocono country, and the ski area's sister is Jack Frost.

Where Is Big Boulder Ski Resort Located?

The ski resort is 45 minutes from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, and 30 minutes from Lehighton, Pennsylvania. There are many small airports that serve the surrounding areas, including Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport.

Transportation

Lodging is on Big Boulder Lake near the ski area with 34 motels offering 2,000 rooms. Private homes available for rent.

Restaurants

Breakfast

  • Piggy’s provides traditional breakfast options to help you quench your appetite before heading to the slopes. 16 N Lakeshore Drive, Lake Harmony, PA 18624

Lunch

  • Shenanigans has a nice patio and standard pub food, including burgers, soups and salads, and more. 286 Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, PA 18624

Dinner

  • Gagliano’s Pizza and Restaurant sells more than just pizza – it’s a full-service Italian restaurant as well! 2809 PA-903, Albrightsville, PA 18210

Après/Nightlife

  • Pub in the Pines always has really good bands and sometimes karaoke. The atmosphere is laidback, and the drinks are good. Route 940, Pocono Pines, PA 18350

Terrain

Terrain

The base elevation is 1,700 feet, and the summit is 2,175 feet. You will find 15 slopes and trails, serviced by 8 lifts. The terrain is pretty evenly divided: 4 beginner, 3 intermediate and 3 advanced. There are five terrain parks. The Mountain Dew Terrain Park and halfpipe cater to snowboarders. Snowtubing is available, and there are two 600-foot conveyor carpets to get snow tubers up to the top.

Inside Scoop

The SnowMonsters Program is designed to teach children ages 3 to 12 years old how to ski and snowboard. There are also adult ski and board lessons available. There are events on the resort throughout the year.

Plan Your Trip

Big Boulder Lodging

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Total Snowfall

28"
17"
12"
6"
0"
4"
Dec
4"
Jan
23"
Feb
0"
Mar

Terrain Overview

38%
Beginners Runs
25%
Intermediate Runs
38%
Advanced Runs
8
Runs in Total
55 ac
Skiable Terrain
55 ac
Night Skiing
55 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 8

2
Triple Chairs
5
Double Chairs
1
Surface Lifts

Elevation

2175'
Summit
600'
Vertical Drop
1700'
Base

Important Dates

December 17, 20212021/12/17
Projected Opening
March 27, 20222022/03/27
Projected Closing
95
Projected Days Open
76
Days Open Last Year
74
Years Open
50"
Average Snowfall
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