Blue Mountain has a base elevation of 460 feet, and a summit elevation of 1,540 feet. Boasting the highest vertical in Pennsylvania at 1,082 feet, skiers and riders will find excellent terrain for all ability levels. The ski resort’s 39 trails are serviced by 13 lifts, which have a capacity of 13,500 skiers per hour. Blue Mountain Resort is home to 5 terrain parks and a snowtubing area with 39 lanes.
Blue Mountain’s base area plays host to a variety of summer events and family activities after the ski slopes close for the winter. Summer resort activities include mountain biking, scenic lift rides, disc golf, archery and more. Relax after a long day of on-mountain fun at the Slopeside Pub & Grill or stay in one of the many local lodging options that range from hotels to vacation homes.
Nestled in Little Gap Valley alongside the Pocono Mountains in Palmerton, Pennsylvania, Blue Mountain Resort is a favorite for family skiing and riding. Blue Mountain is located 90 miles from Philadelphia, 92 miles from Newark and 111 miles from New York City.
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Blue Mountain Ski Area offers a great mix of beginner and intermediate trails spread across 164 acres. Blue Mountain also features 5 terrain parks that can suit any skill level. Additional activities include 39 lanes of snow tubing each 1,000 feet long and a natural USA Luge Track.
Base elevation sits at 458 feet, and there are 164 skiable acres. The longest run is 6,400 feet. The area receives about 33 inches of snowfall, which is bolstered by 100% snowmaking. Take part in a night ski to have some fun under the stars.
The 39 total runs are broken out as follows: 15 green, 4 blue, 11 black diamond and 4 double-black diamond. Four of the expert runs parallel the chairlifts. Beginners and intermediates should look to the eastern side of Blue Mountain to find some easy trails. Or, go closer to the lodge for a dedicated beginner area. The snow tubing area is also located near a lodge: Valley Lodge.
The five terrain parks include: Sidewinder Park, Lower Sidewinder, Terrain Run, Central Park and Come Around Park.
Blue Mountain Ski Area has two lodges, outdoor grilling and eating areas, and a great ski and snowboard school. The ski area has gorgeous views of the Pocono Mountains and offers year-round activities.
During the summer, the area attracts athletes of all types, especially mountain bikers. It’s also a place where you can catch athletes participating in the Spartan Race, with its signature obstacle courses designed to test participants’ determination and strength. You can also listen to a free concert or do a nighttime climb or zipline when it’s warm outside.