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Jack Frost

Blakeslee, Pennsylvania

Vertical drop:600 feet
Skiable acres:100
Longest run:3,200 feet
Trails:24

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 (voted among the best in the country a few years ago by SKI Magazine readers) and a sibling mountain, Jack Frost, located six miles away.

Both mountains offer their own snow tubing runs, terrain parks, and half-pipes.

Lodging options include townhomes and condominiums.

Photo provided by Jack Frost/Big Boulder.

Key Statistics

Resort Name: Jack Frost
Vertical Drop: 600 feet
Trails:
  • 5 beginner
  • 7 intermediate
  • 12 advanced
  • Skiable Acres: 100
    Longest Run: 3,200 feet
    Lift Capacity: 11,000 per hour
    Lifts: 10 (1 quad, 2 triples, 6 doubles, 1 ski carpet)
    Night Skiing: No; night skiing is available at nearby Big Boulder
    Terrain Park: Two freestyle terrain parks
    Halfpipe: Yes
    Tubing Park: 8 chutes, consisting of single and double
    Address: P.O. Box 702
    Blakeslee, PA 18610
    Phone: (800) 468-2442 or (570) 443-8425
    Latitude: 41.111305
    Longitude: -75.653143
    Links: http://www.jfbb.com/
    Conditions near Jack Frost:
    9:53 am on December 20 / Mount Pocono, Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport
    25° F
    Overcast
    Humidity:78%
    Wind Speed:6 mph
    Barometer:30.20 in
    Dewpoint:19 °F
    Visibility:10.00 mi
    Sunrise:7:23 a.m.
    Sunset:4:36 p.m.
    Excellent snowmaking conditions right now. 

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

    View weather forecast for Jack Frost
    Snow Conditions at Jack Frost:
    Jack Frost
    Dec 19, 2014 at 4 pm
    Variable Conditions 12-24" base 11 of 22 trails open
    4 of 9 lifts open

    News about Jack Frost

    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.

    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.

    Who’s Open? A Detailed Look at Mid-Atlantic Ski Areas

      March 17, 2008 - Spring is a mixed blessing: Mid-Atlantic resorts begin to close one by one, but the weather is nice and the rates can’t be beat. DCSki provides a detailed look at the current operating status of Mid-Atlantic ski areas.

    Results of the 2008 DCSki Annual Survey: Top Resorts in the Mid-Atlantic

      February 22, 2008 - During January, DCSki asked its readers to complete a survey, ranking Mid-Atlantic ski areas in a number of categories. Over 100 readers filled out this detailed survey, providing a measurement of what local resorts are doing well, and what they could be doing better. We also asked readers to cast a critical eye on DCSki itself. The results are in, so kick back, relax, and see if you agree with readers’ picks for best resort in various categories.

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    Reader Comments about Jack Frost

    Jon Oz
    one year ago
    P.S. It has good terrain for beginners and intermediates as well.
    Jon Oz
    one year ago
    Jack Frost has decent expert terrain for a smaller ski area. The mountain is well run, and the terrain varied. If there is natural snow on the ground you are free to go off trail, and they blow snow in the woods to create glades. They usually have a couple bump runs, and the bumps are decent. In my experience the park is pretty good with large and small features. There are also plenty of headwalls for natural air. A good place to free ride and ski.
    Shout it from a mountaintop.
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