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Related Regions: Pennsylvania, United States, North America, Philadelphia

Overview

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.

Where Is Blue Mountain Ski Resort Located?

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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Elevation

  • 1600ft
    Summit
  • 1082ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 460ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 3
  • 9
  • 16
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    42%

  • Intermediate Runs

    13%

  • Advanced Runs

    0%

  • Expert Runs

    45%

  • Runs

    39

  • Terrain Parks

    5

  • Night Skiing

    164 ac

  • Longest Run

    1.2 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    164 ac

  • Snow Making

    164 ac

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Terrain

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.

Since this is a small resort, you won’t have as many options as you do other places. But you’re bound to find some good food at these restaurants.

Best Breakfast in Town

  • Country View Diner has an old-time feel and the staples that you would expect from a great country breakfast. 6965 Interchange Rd, Lehighton, PA 18235

Our Favorite Lunch Spots

  • The Slopeside Pub & Grill is the perfect place to chill on the patio for a quick lunch of burgers, sandwiches, salads and more. 1660 Blue Mountain Dr, Palmerton, PA 18071
  • Joey B’s is also another great place to grab lunch or a beer later in the day. If you’re there on a Wednesday, take advantage of wing night. 7720 Interchange Rd, Lehighton, PA 18235

Dinner

  • Add a bit of kitsch to your dinner. Stop by the Blue Mountain Drive-In & Family Restaurant for a classic American meal in a retro diner. 1439 Blue Mountain Dr, Danielsville, PA 18038
  • You can’t ever go wrong with pizza – and you sure can’t go wrong with Sunny’s Pizza . And, there’s more than just pizza on the menu. 638 Delaware Ave, Palmerton, PA 18071

Apres/Nightlife

  • The Berlinsville Hotel is located a beautiful older building. Head to the bar, and catch the latest game while sipping a beer or cocktail. 4588 Lehigh Dr, Walnutport, PA 18088

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/23/201903/31/2020
  • Days Open Last Year
    122
  • Projected Days Open
    112
  • Years Open
    42
  • Average Snowfall
    33"
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Blue Mountain Resort Reviews

Snow Max
2nd May 20191
Very expensive lift pass no half day morning ticket food prices really high no afternoon grooming for evening hours as they had...Full review
Wes
16th April 20193
It’s close. If it wasn’t, I’d never go. Massive/Excellent apres scene. Skiing is fine. Grooming is ok. Snow is heavy. Again, it’s...Full review
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