Of mice and moguls.

Big Boulder

Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania

Vertical drop:475 feet
Skiable acres:55
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.

Key Statistics

Resort Name: Big Boulder
Vertical Drop: 475 feet
  • 4 beginner
  • 5 intermediate
  • 4 advanced
  • Skiable Acres: 55
    Longest Run: 2,900 feet
    Lift Capacity: 9,600 per hour
    Lifts: 8 (2 triples, 5 doubles, 1 carpet)
    Night Skiing: Yes
    Terrain Park: Three freestyle terrain park areas, including one beginner area.
    Halfpipe: Yes
    Tubing Park: 12 chutes consisting of single, double, and family.
    Address: P.O. Box 702
    Blakeslee, PA 18610
    Phone: (800) 468-2442 or (570) 722-0100
    Latitude: 41.048288
    Longitude: -75.602589
    Links: http://www.jfbb.com/
    Conditions near Big Boulder:
    9:53 pm on November 12 / Mount Pocono, Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport
    14° F
    Wind Speed:13 mph
    Barometer:30.06 in
    Dewpoint:4 °F
    Visibility:10.00 mi
    Sunrise:6:45 a.m.
    Sunset:4:47 p.m.
    Excellent snowmaking conditions right now. 

    Weather supplied by the National Weather Service. Errors or reporting delays may be possible.

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    News about Big Boulder

    Rain Tries to Crash Party, but More Resorts Slated to Open

      December 20, 2018 - Early-season cold temperatures enabled many Mid-Atlantic resorts to fire up the snowguns, but the cold gave way to some bouts of milder temps and heavy rain, which has delayed the start of the season for some resorts. Although pre-Christmas rain is still adding to the challenge, several additional resorts plan to open in the coming days.

    The Mid-Atlantic Ski Season Kicks Off

      December 14, 2017 - The past week saw the arrival of cold temperatures, and the dip in Mercury allowed ski areas to fire up their snowguns. Although lifts have already started running at several resorts, by the end of the December 16-17 weekend nearly every ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic will have kicked off its 2017-2018 winter season. DCSki has the latest opening information here.

    Snowpass Program Provides Free Skiing for Fourth and Fifth Graders in Pennsylvania

      November 5, 2017 - For the fourteenth year, the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (PSAA) is offering a Snowpass program that allows fourth and fifth graders to his the slopes free, up to three times each at each participating Pennsylvania resort, with some limitations.

    Mid-Atlantic Ski Season Gains Momentum

      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.

    The Weekly Altitude

      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.

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