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Wonderview Ski Area
Near Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Ken S. writes that this ski area operated until near the early 1980’s.

Bob Garison contacted DCSki in August, 2009 and said he was going to try and hunt down some additional information on Wonderview. Bob writes:

    “Per the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau, there is nothing left of Wonderview. The lifts have all been removed and the Clubhouse is very run down and being used as apartments.”

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Rich Magda
9 years ago
I spent the first 18 years of my life in Wonderview. For the first few, the riverside mountain served as a local ski spot. Since, the lodge has become low-income housing; the lifts and cables remain on the mountain; and the abandoned trails make for miles of really nice hiking and mountain biking.
John Kennedy
8 years ago
I skied Wonderview when I went to college at Bloomsburg in the late 70’s. It was on a steep ridge right across the Susquehanna river from Bloomsburg. The trails were cut into the steep ridge and ended up at a large A Frame lodge at the bottom. They did have some snowmaking, but it was often closed due to lack of snow. Back then college kids roomed upstairs in the lodge, and there were many parties in the A frame.
John Kennedy
8 years ago
I skied Wonderview when I went to college at Bloomsburg in the late 70’s. It was on a steep ridge right across the Susquehanna river from Bloomsburg. The trails were cut into the steep ridge and ended up at a large A Frame lodge at the bottom. They did have some snowmaking, but it was often closed due to lack of snow. Back then college kids roomed upstairs in the lodge, and there were many parties in the A frame.
Dani
8 years ago
My husband and I are actually looking at buying a house up in the Wonderview housing development. It’s actually quite large as Bloomsburg developments go. One of the neighbors told us that the old lifts are still buried in the woods.

If anyone has any old brochures or pictures from back when it was operating please let me know! I’d be very interested to see them. (we’re thinking of putting a little pub in the basement and would love to decorate it with some memorabilia from the old slopes)
Bob Garison
7 years ago
Can anyone provide directions to Wonderview? I got some generalized directions from the Montour-Columbia County Visitors Bureau that puts me in the housing development but that is all. No clue as to where the A-Frame or Clubhouse is or anything else for that matter.

Please contact me with directions, information, ski area layout, etc. at bgarison@comcast.net.

Thanks.
ggnagy/midatlanticlost
7 years ago
Never been there, but there is one place at the end of Scenic Ave that is larger than the rest of the buildings in the development, appears to have a steep roof like an a-frame, and has a parking lot. Looks like the place.
TP
7 years ago
I attended Bloomsburg in the late 70’s and the ski lodge had just closed (1978). There were students living at the lodge and I remember going to parties in the larger room of the lodge downstairs. I remember seeing skis and bobsleds locked up in a caged area. The mountin was nice to explore - all grown in now.
Marlin Bollinger
6 years ago
I did some part-time instructing there back in the 1970’s. There wasn’t much to ski as I remember, but there was a great view of Bloomsburg from this small mountain across the river.
Candace
5 years ago
My father bought the A-Frame from Clyde Yohey (sp?) in the late 70’s and owned it through the early 80’s and then resold it back to Clyde. It was primarily used as apartments with some housing for University students. Back in the day, the side was painted in huge letters “ski” that was visible from the interstate. The views were fantastic. The last time I saw the lodge a few years ago it looked in great disrepair.
bill erdman
4 years ago
take PA RT487 south out of bloomsburg,pa…cross susquehanna river bridge…take first left (MAINVILLE ROAD) to mainville….go about 3/4 mile and take ANGLE left onto SCENIC Drive/ROAD….you will be in the middle of a housing development…go through first stop sign…and continue straight until you come to the A-FRAME ski lodge…dirt parking lot…U CAN’T miss it…..CORRECT DIRECTIONS…
c friend
4 years ago
I remember in the 60s 70s , i worked there as a boy in them days we would run the chair lift at 12 years old . Try that these days.We would help clyde and carl make snow all nite long on a winter friday nite for free skiing. The place really rocked for a number of years.I can remember clyde landing and taking off in his plain many times. Cars used to have to pull into the field where houses now stand so the plain could take off.Just like any neighborhood there are so many stories to tell.All in all it was a great place to grow up .
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