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Blue Mountain Resort

Palmerton, Pennsylvania

Vertical drop:1,082 feet
Skiable acres:164
Longest run:6,400 feet
Trails:40

Blue Mountain Resort claims the highest vertical in Pennsylvania, at 1,082 feet. Although the average annual snowfall at Blue Mountain is 33 inches, the resort blankets 40 trails with 100% snowmaking. Blue Mountain was the first resort in the Poconos region to add automated snowmaking to several of its trails: a computer continuously measures weather conditions to determine the optimum mix of water and air, resulting in better snow.

100% of Blue Mountain’s terrain is lit for night skiing, and three trails are over one mile long. Blue Mountain attracts a lot of day and weekend skiers from Philadelphia - which is just 75 miles away - as well as South Jersey. Skiers and boarders from the D.C. area also make the trek to Blue Mountain to enjoy the vertical and varied terrain. In a typical year, Blue Mountain will host over 300,000 skier visits.

For the snowboarders, Blue Mountain has five Terrain Parks geared to all ability levels. If snow tubing is your thing, you’ll find up to 34 lanes, each over 1,000 feet long.

Blue Mountain has made steady improvements over the years, and recently unveiled its newest trail, a black diamond named Coming Soon.

In an earlier time, Blue Mountain was once known as the Little Gap ski area.

Photo provided by Blue Mountain Ski Area.

Key Statistics

Resort Name: Blue Mountain Resort
Vertical Drop: 1,082 feet
Trails: 40 Trails:

  • 14 beginner
  • 6
  • 15 advanced
  • Skiable Acres: 164
    Longest Run: 6,400 feet
    Lifts: 16 (Including 1 high-speed "six pack," 1 high-speed quad, 1 triple, 3 doubles, 2 surface lifts, and 2 conveyor lifts)
    Night Skiing: Yes, on 100% of terrain
    Terrain Park: Five terrain parks are available.
    Tubing Park: Tubing park has up to 34 lanes, each over 1,000 feet in length, and serviced by three lifts.
    Address: 1660 Blue Mountain Drive
    Palmerton, PA 18071
    Phone: (610) 826-7700
    Latitude: 40.814654
    Longitude: -75.514784
    Links: http://www.skibluemt.com/
    Conditions near Blue Mountain Resort:
    4:51 am on May 29 / Allentown, Lehigh Valley International Airport
    72° F
    Overcast
    Humidity:91%
    Wind Speed:9 mph
    Barometer:30.02 in
    Dewpoint:69 °F
    Visibility:10.00 mi
    Sunrise:5:34 a.m.
    Sunset:8:25 p.m.
    Way too warm for snowmaking. 

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

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    News about Blue Mountain

    Just in Time for the Holidays, All Mid-Atlantic Resorts are Open

      December 21, 2019 - After a burst of cold weather in November allowed some Mid-Atlantic resorts to snag pre-Thanksgiving opening dates, the balance of resorts have now officially begun their season in recent days thanks to a stretch of snowmaking-friendly temperatures.

    Hidden Valley, Massanutten, Seven Springs, and Snowshoe Announce Opening Dates

      November 20, 2019 - Thanks to unseasonably cold temperatures in November, four additional Mid-Atlantic ski resorts will be kicking off their winter seasons by this weekend.

    Big Boulder, Blue Mountain Scheduled to Open this Weekend

      November 13, 2019 - We’re just barely into mid-November, but mid-winter temperatures have already settled across the Mid-Atlantic, dipping below freezing and convincing many area resorts that it’s a good time to commence snowmaking operations. For two Pennsylvania resorts in the Poconos, this weekend will mark the beginning of their ski season. Big Boulder plans to open on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 3 p.m., while Blue Mountain plans to open on Saturday, November 16.

    The Season So Far

      January 3, 2019 - The 2018-2019 winter season is off to a rocky start, with above-average temperatures throughout much of December. DCSki provides a roundup of current conditions and struggles across the Mid-Atlantic.

    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.

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