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Fernwood Resort
Monroe County, Pennsylvania

Kevin Whipple describes a Pennsylvania resort that formerly offered downhill skiing:

    “Fernwood Resort is located right on Route 209 in Monroe County, Pennsylvania between Marshalls Creek and Bushkill. It is a popular four-season resort with a vast list of amenities and recreation. Downhill skiing was on this list until 1999, with one double chair, two slopes, about 100 feet of vertical, and 100% snowmaking and grooming. The ski hill is today used solely for their snow tubing operation which was far more popular with their guests. There was a double chairlift that has since been sold and removed, along with all of their rental equipment. The area now runs tows for tubing (Thursday through Monday and holidays). The base lodge (the Wintergreen Lodge) is used for snow tubing, ice skating, and winter hay rides. Fernwood now offers ski packages to nearby Shawnee Mountain and Camelback Mountain.”

Kevin provides the following pictures.

The main road at the base is Route 209 with the large buildings along it belonging to the resort.  The vertical drop may have been slightly over 100 feet.  One of the red lines would have been the double chair (Kevin is not sure which), while the other would have been a tow or t-bar.
A topographic map of the areas. The main road at the base is Route 209 with the large buildings along it belonging to the resort. The vertical drop may have been slightly over 100 feet. One of the red lines would have been the double chair (Kevin is not sure which), while the other would have been a tow or t-bar. Image provided by Kevin Whipple.

A classic postcard from Fernwood Resort, showing skiers and a t-bar lift. Postcard provided to Kevin Whipple from www.teachski.com.

The golf course snakes around the ski hill with holes at the base and top of the slope, and golfers can be seen in the foreground of this photo.  At the top of the hill, horseback riding tours are moving across the summit.
A view from the base of the hill. The golf course snakes around the ski hill with holes at the base and top of the slope, and golfers can be seen in the foreground of this photo. At the top of the hill, horseback riding tours are moving across the summit. Photo provided by Kevin Whipple.

The tubing tows are on the left, with the ski lodge right behind these.  Beyond that and over the road is part of the Fernwood Resort complex.
Looking down the slope from the top. The tubing tows are on the left, with the ski lodge right behind these. Beyond that and over the road is part of the Fernwood Resort complex. Photo provided by Kevin Whipple.

Kevin Whipple provided the following image in September, 2008:

A 3-d view from Google Earth of Fernwood Resort with the lifts and facilities labeled. Image provided by Kevin Whipple.
A Fernwood ski patch from Woody Bousquet’s collection. Photo provided by Woody Bousquet.

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newman-123@live.com
9 years ago
I stoped at Fernwood back in 93. This was a small hill. They had a nice double and were using a few Larchmont air-water guns at the time. The golf course seemed to be part of the one run. The tubing hill now looks bigger than the slope did. I guess they sold the chair. This resort probably was better off with just tubing anyway. Newman. HiddenValley,NJ
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