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Elk Mountain Ski Resort

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Address: 344 Elk Mountain Road, Union Dale, PA 18470-9528
Phone Number: +1 570-679-4400
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One thousand feet of vertical challenge with 27 slopes and trails to...

One thousand feet of vertical challenge with 27 slopes and trails to challenge skiers and boarders of all ability levels.

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Hands down, best skiing in PA and under 3 hour drive!

Our group of 21 (all levels, from first time skiers to expert and a few snowboarders) spent a weekend skiing two full days (Sat/Sun) at Elk. It had not snowed in a while, but the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our group of 21 (all levels, from first time skiers to expert and a few snowboarders) spent a weekend skiing two full days (Sat/Sun) at Elk. It had not snowed in a while, but the conditions were great, trails well-groomed. It's not a great place for beginners b/c there are only a couple green trails and you will get bored... More 

Parsippany, New Jersey
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: Small, well designed and maintained trails, great snow, Pennsylvania's Best Skiing, polite boarders [What?]. great staff. Cons: Limited dining and accommodations, it's REALLY Local, find a ski bus.

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Montrose, Pennsylvania, United States
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful Ski area ... Close by, good trails, friendly staff... out of the main shuffle of the bigger resorts... this is just for you... no words can say how beautiful this place is... great food, good bar, good service. amazing views....

2 Thank Catherine H
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139 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Average food. We are going back this winter because of the view. We can not ski but we would like to watch people ski. The lodge is huge. We ate in the restaurant section during the fall festival. We had never been there But the views are great. Cant wait to see it all covered in snow.

Thank Hockeymomgg
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Best Skiing in PA by far. Local, Not over crowded. Great choice of Easy to Difficult Slopes. Our family loves it!

Thank Charles H
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Been going there for years ....if you want to escape the crowds, have over 1,000 ft of vertical and ambiance that is a little bit of Vermont - look no farther.... I used to Heli-board in Whistler, BC years ago - and i still love this mountain ! The ski shop & food area / bar is quite nice ....very... More 

1 Thank AdVantageV12
Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
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129 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Let me start by saying I learned to ski at Elk Mt. And having done that, I can ski almost anywhere. This local mountain claims the longest vertical in PA (1,000') which isn't much by Western standards. But throw in there moguls, hard pack, icy conditions, and sometimes crowds, I feel that it gives you a total experience. They have... More 

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Jessup, Pennsylvania
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182 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Elk mountain has held the title of the best skiing in Pennsylvania for years and it isn't in trouble of losing that title any time soon. Besides having the best skiing around, it has a nice restaurant and bar. The area has some great apres ski too.

Thank Kudu40
NE Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Elk is a great ski resort to escape to for a day trip. There is usually a fairly decent and diverse terrain for all skiers from moguls (typical small east coast resort moguls) to bomber runs to beginner slopes. I especially like going there on holidays to escape the crowded NY resorts that get overcrowded. The lifts are slow and... More 

Thank Yackerboy
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Elk is by far the best ski resort in PA. They always seem to have the most/best snow. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Lift tickets prices are fair. While it can get crowded on the weekend it is never as crowded as the other resorts in PA. The mountain its self is not bad for its geographic location. Lots... More 

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