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Big Boulder

Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania

Vertical drop:475 feet
Skiable acres:55
Longest run:2,900 feet
Trails:13

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
Trails:
  • 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:
    6:53 pm on August 20 / Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport
    70° F
    Light Rain
    Humidity:82%
    Wind Speed:5 mph
    Barometer:30.05 in
    Dewpoint:64 °F
    Visibility:10.00 mi
    Sunrise:6:16 a.m.
    Sunset:7:56 p.m.
    Definitely too warm for snowmaking. 

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

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    News about Big Boulder

    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.

    Firsthand Report: Epilepsy Awareness Weekend at Big Boulder

      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.

    What’s New for 2010: Big Boulder and Jack Frost

      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.

    Guess What? It’s Not Too Late to Ski

      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.

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