Blue Mountain Resort, tucked away in the Pocono Mountains of eastern Pennsylvania, is celebrating its 40th ski season and invites skiers and snowboarders of all ages and skill levels to join in the powdery fun.
Blue Mountain Resort offers 39 trails of varied difficulty from beginner’s trails to expert double black diamonds. It has 16 lifts to get you back to the top quicker, 5 terrain parks to spin tricks, and boasts Pennsylvania’s highest vertical ski terrain to cruise down. A separate snowtubing park offers 39 lanes that are over 1,000 feet long, 3 lifts, and both individual and family-sized tubes. The resort doesn’t receive a notable amount of snow, but does have excellent snowmaking abilities, so conditions remain optimal even when the weather is not.
Blue Mountain offers private and group lessons to every kind of skier or boarder. Skilled instructors teach lessons to little tykes as young as age 3, adults with a desire to learn, and every age in between. Adaptive lessons are also available for individuals with developmental delays, impaired vision, or impaired hearing. Lesson packages include equipment rental and lift ticket to select lifts.
Looking for something else besides skiing? Blue Mountain Resort has plenty going on in the area. There is snowmobiling, ice skating, snowshoeing, ice fishing, cross country, sleigh rides, just to name a few.
The apres-ski scene at Slopeside Pub and Grill serves up delicious food and live music to unwind and relax after a day on the slopes. Think ski resort dining is expensive? Think again. Theme nights at Slopeside keep it real while eating on a budget: $5 burger bash Tuesdays, and $4 wing night Thursdays will fill up your tank without breaking the bank. More sophisticated palates can enjoy delectable choices like shrimp carbonara or dill-crusted salmon.
Cornerstone Grill is another lively apres-ski spot with outdoor seating to kick back and enjoy gourmet burgers and salads.
Once you’ve refueled and swapped stories with friends, head back out to enjoy a nighttime experience like no other – skiing, boarding, or tubing on lit trails under the stars.
Planning to stay the night? There are many nearby options at local hotels or B&B’s. For larger groups of six or more, a vacation rental home will give you the privacy of separate bedrooms and the flexibility of cooking meals in a full kitchen. These lodging options are minutes away from the slopes but tucked away in the tranquil stillness of the pines.