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Address: 344 Elk Mountain Road, Union Dale, PA 18470-9528
Phone Number: +1 570-679-4400
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Description: 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 Ski Resort in PA

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Bucks County Pa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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 

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Coplay, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Pittsburgh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

If you like skiing and don't want to travel to New England then go to Elk. It's the highest elevation in PA and it's runs are the longest and most challenging in the state. The resort says it's Vermont Skiing in Pennsylvania, and it's as close as it comes. Lots of blues and true Blacks with several ungroomed long runs... More 

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

we took the family out to Elk this past weekend and really enjoyed it. Definitely not fancy, but clean, efficient, and comfortable. This is my first year skiing seriously, and I enjoyed moving up from the Green trails to the blues here. My boys (twins age 9) are new snowboarders this year and bombed down the blues and had a... More 

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Friends invited us to ski at Elk. It is a great place. Just big enough to have some good runs, but not so big you get swallowed up. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Not any real "expert" hills, they do have black diamond, but they are more like Blue's. But still tons of fun for everyone. Such a... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Elk Mountain is the best mountain to Ski in PA. I believe it is the highest, with the most vertical feet. There is a great mix of trails from novice to expert. It still has its rustic charm from many years. It isn't overly commercialized. Giving a positive review to a place you like is almost self-defeating because you really... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

If you are into a great skiing/riding mountain, Elk Mountain is your place in Pennsylvania. There are really no frills here, just a laid back mountain. The lodge is old, lifts are all fixed cable, no big terrain features, and you have to take a shuttle from the parking lot, but the trails and snow conditions are unrivaled in PA.... More 

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Bolivar, Ohio
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126 reviews 126 reviews
54 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We have taken a ski trip in this area for the past 3 winters. We have skied Camel Back, Blue Mt, Jack Frost, Big Boulder and Elk. Elk is by far my favorite. There is so much terrain there that anyone can ski there. I am a solid intermediate and there is plenty there for me. These slopes are very... More 

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