Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania
|Vertical drop:||475 feet|
|Longest run:||2,900 feet|
Snow guns began firing at Big Boulder in the early 1940’s, before any other resort in the U.S. Although snowmaking has advanced considerably since that date, the rudimentary snowmaking system in place at the time (based on a garden hose and sprinkler) allowed Big Boulder to survive less than perfect winters.
Today, Big Boulder has state-of-the-art snowmaking and a sibling mountain, Jack Frost, located six miles away.
Both mountains offer their own snow tubing runs, terrain parks, and half-pipes. Big Boulder lays claim to the largest terrain park in the Poconos - for the 2006-2007 winter season, Big Boulder devoted nearly 50% of its overall terrain to park features.
Lodging options include townhomes and condominiums.
Photo provided by Jack Frost/Big Boulder.
Getting to Big Boulder
|Wind Speed:||8 mph|
Weather supplied by the National Weather Service. Errors or reporting delays may be possible.
Jan 28, 2015 at 9 pm
|Packed Powder||24-48" base||15 of 17 trails open
4 of 8 lifts open
News about Big Boulder
- December 27, 2012 - A shot of cold air and some natural snow has helped launch the 2012-2013 winter season in a big way. Find out the status of Mid-Atlantic ski areas.
- November 18, 2012 - The Weekly Altitude provides a look at what’s happening in the Mid-Atlantic ski and snowboard scene. In this week’s issue: Wisp Resort to change hands; Wintergreen’s “Snow License Program” offers free skiing to 5th and 6th graders; Thanksgiving Eve Pub Crawl at Bear Creek; and Whitetail pledges $10,000 to the MPMC Project.
- March 2, 2012 - DCSki Reader Mike Ross teamed with Pennsylvania’s Big Boulder Resort to organize an Epilepsy Awareness Weekend, held February 24-26, 2012. Mike provides this Firsthand Report, including his thoughts on the Poconos resort.
- October 26, 2010 - Sister areas Jack Frost and Big Boulder have received a number of upgrades over the summer, including a new glade riding area for beginners, snowmaking improvements, and other terrain enhancements.
- April 3, 2008 - The vast majority of Mid-Atlantic resorts have ended their ski and snowboarding season. However, if you’re itching to get in a few last turns, it’s not too late. Several resorts plan to offer skiing and boarding for one last weekend, on April 5 and 6.
No future events at this time.