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Elk Mountain Ski Resort

Union Dale, Pennsylvania

Vertical drop:1,000 feet
Skiable acres:235
Longest run:1.75 miles
Trails:27

Elk Mountain was one of the first commercial ski areas to open in Pennsylvania. In 1959, Elk featured a small base lodge, a 2,200 foot T-Bar, some rope tows and several slopes.

Today, Elk has seven lifts and 27 slopes, including some of the most challenging terrain in the region. The resort also has its own distinctive character; the resort regularly plants Norway Spruce and red and white pines. Since the mid 80’s, over 13,000 trees have been planted.

In January 1999, an early morning fire leveled Elk’s compressor building. The resort was making snow within 72 hours thanks to help from local firemen, employees, local vendors, and the resort’s insurance company. During the following summer, the building was replaced.

In 2008, Elk Mountain enhanced snowmaking by adding an additional water pump, 66 new tower guns, and 10 new Areco fan guns. In 2009, Elk planted nearly 1,300 new spruce trees, and widened the Susquehanna trail. In 2011, Elk Mountain planted another 1,200 Norway and White spruce trees, and made various snowmaking improvements.

Key Statistics

Resort Name: Elk Mountain Ski Resort
Vertical Drop: 1,000 feet
Trails:
  • 6 beginner
  • 10 intermediate
  • 11 advanced
  • Skiable Acres: 235
    Longest Run: 1.75 miles
    Lift Capacity: 5,400 per hour
    Lifts: 7 (1 quad, 5 doubles, and 1 cable tow in terrain park)
    Night Skiing: Yes, on 30% of terrain
    Terrain Park: Terrain park is serviced by its own cable tow.
    Halfpipe: (No halfpipe)
    Tubing Park: (No terrain park)
    Address: RR2, Box 3328
    Union Dale, PA 18470
    Phone: (570) 679-4400 or (800) 233-4131 (snow report)
    Latitude: 41.719248
    Longitude: -75.559416
    Links: http://www.elkskier.com/
    Conditions near Elk Mountain Ski Resort:
    11:54 am on July 23 / Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Intl Airport
    86° F
    Fair
    Humidity:57%
    Wind Speed:8 mph
    Barometer:29.91 in
    Dewpoint:69 °F
    Heat Index:90° F
    Visibility:10.00 mi
    Sunrise:5:47 a.m.
    Sunset:8:30 p.m.
    Definitely too warm for snowmaking. 

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    News about Elk Mountain

    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.

    What’s New for 2011: Elk Mountain

      November 12, 2011 - Elk Mountain has continued its tradition of planting Norway and White Spruce trees, adding an additional 1,200 trees over the summer.

    Firsthand Report: A Bumpy Day at Elk

      January 22, 2011 - DCSki Columnist Matthew Graham made a trip up to Elk Mountain over Martin Luther King Weekend, where he decided to battle moguls. Find out who won in this Firsthand Report.

    What’s New for 2009: Elk Mountain

      November 8, 2009 - Pennsylvania’s Elk Mountain Ski Resort has continued a long-standing tradition by planting nearly 1,300 new spruce trees on the mountain. The ski area has also made snowmaking improvements and widened the Susquehanna trail.

    What’s New for 2008: Elk Mountain

      November 16, 2008 - Elk Mountain has increased snowmaking by adding an additional water pump, 66 new tower guns, and 10 new Areco fan guns. A couple trails were also re-graded.

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