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Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain Resort proudly houses the biggest vertical and most runs in the entire state of Pennsylvania. Located only 75 miles northwest of Philadelphia, it’s only an hour from the city of brotherly love to this mountainous winter wonderland. Blue Mountain is renowned for having an extensive variety of terrain from beginner runs to double diamonds, so skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels will find terrain suited for them. Great views, huge air, and impeccable grooming are a few more of the many things that Blue Mountain is known for, it’s a great resort, conveniently located near a major metropolitan city.

Excellent Skiing Just North of Philly

Blue Mountain boasts nearly 200 acres of pristine skiable terrain, nearly 39 different runs (30 percent beginner, 35 percent intermediate, and 35 percent advanced/expert), which are some of the most diverse runs in the entire state. The vertical of Blue Mountain is more than 1,000 feet, there are 3 runs over a mile long and 100% of the terrain is open for night skiing, which is guaranteed to satisfy insatiable skiers. Advanced skiers and snowboarders will want to head directly to Blue Mountain’s 5,000-foot-long double black diamond trail Challenge. Or make a bee line to Razor's Edge, a 3,000-foot double black diamond trail with its own automated snowmaking.

The Valley Lodge at the base of the mountain offers all services including, tickets, rentals and demos, full service ski and snowboard repair, a retail shop, a cafeteria and a comfortable modern seating area. The Valley Lodge also feature a state of the art Montana tuning machine.  The Summit Lodge, has absolutely breath taking views and a wonderful view of the Poconos, it is also a full service lodge which houses the Last Run Lounge, a great and exciting après ski spot. There is also the Summit Cafe and Vista Cafe with a  perfect for a nice rest after a long day of runs. For something a bit more upscale, featuring two fireplaces, stop  in Slopeside Pub & Grill and check out the ever-popular Groomer Burger.

There is no lodging available slope side, but there is a host of options in the area. There are a multitude of big name hotels in the area. There are also plenty of quaint Victorian inns, charming bed and breakfasts, and grand historic mansions, there’s something for all tastes and budgets in the area. The resort offers daily ski specials and discounts on lodging, dining and lift tickets that are worth checking out before arrival. Dining options abound at the resort range from casual quick bites to eat, to luxurious sit down dining, Blue Mountain has something to satisfy everyone. Off the slopes there are many places to eat in the nearby towns of Palmerton, Danielsville, and Jonas.

Getting Here

The resort is just 75 miles northwest of Philadelphia, so it’s not only convenient to fly in, it is also very affordable. By car, from I-80 head to Stroudsburg, take Exit 304 to Route 33/209 South. Exit at 209 South-Lehighton. Go 11 miles to Kresgeville. Make a left onto Kunkletown Rd. Go approximately 4 miles to the stop sign and make a right. Go to first stop sign and turn left, go thru the covered bridge and follow signs to Blue Mountain Resort. From Route 78 head towards to Route 33 North to Route 22 West to Route 145 North. Go about 9 miles to the end of long bridge and make a right onto Blue Mountain Drive. Go approximately 3 miles to traffic light in Cherryville. Go straight thru the traffic light in Danielsville to the entrance sign just past the top of the mountain

Ski Vacation Deals

A vacation at Blue Mountain Resort will be brimming with fun, there’s excellent skiing and other exhilarating winter sports and activities. There are also beautiful towns in the area replete with luxury accommodations. But, best of all, there are many ways to save on a vacation to the area, so the trip will not only be unforgettable it will also be affordable.

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