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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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Best Skiing in the North

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2015
Charles H
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English first
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135 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

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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51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

Thank AdVantageV12
Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
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129 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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 

Thank Upstatelakelady
Jessup, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 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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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

Thank Snwavem3
Bucks County Pa
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Great slopes...horrible lifts. I won't go back until they install a high speed lift. Its too cold out to sit forever on a slow lift. It also couldn't hurt for them to put some type of cover on the hard plastic seats.

Thank Failedcampers
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34 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We made our first trip to Elk Mountain this weekend and wondered why we haven't been there sooner! When you arrive there is an option to ride the "shuttle" from the parking lot up to the lodge. The ride on the shuttle was seriously 3 minutes if that, you could definitely walk it without a problem which is what we... More 

Thank SBower436
Coplay, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Pleasant intermediate ski hill with some unique trails. Good to visit once a year since I live just over an hour away. Much more fun on event days but then again lines are short to nonexistent during regular weekdays. Chairlifts are slow but that gives you time to catch your breath! An advanced skier/rider can enjoy the entire hill and... More 

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