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Tanglwood Ski Area

Tafton, Pennsylvania

Vertical drop:415 feet
Skiable acres:35
Longest run:0.75 miles
Trails:9

A small ski area in the Poconos, Tanglwood caters mostly to families. Tanglwood is an “inverted” resort, with the lodge located at the top of the mountain. Two double lifts and one beginner tow service skiers and snowboarders, while another tow lifts services Tanglwood’s snow tubing area. Tanglwood offers night skiing on certain nights of the week. Tanglwood has been in operation for more than forty years.

Note: Tanglwood was not open for the 2007-2008 winter season. Over the summer of 2008, new owners purchased Tanglwood, and re-opened the area for the 2008-2009 winter season. However, Tanglwood was once again closed for the 2010-2011 winter season.

November, 2011 update: As of November 12, 2011, it appears unlikely that Tanglwood will open for the 2011-2012 winter season. DCSki has been unable to reach Tanglwood’s web site, and readers report that the ski area once again changed hands in the fall of 2011. Before making a trip, please contact the resort to verify operating conditions.

Key Statistics

Resort Name: Tanglwood Ski Area
Vertical Drop: 415 feet
Trails:
  • 20%
  • 60% intermediate
  • 20%
  • Skiable Acres: 35
    Longest Run: 0.75 miles
    Lift Capacity: 3,160 per hour
    Lifts: 4 (2 doubles, 1 rope tow)
    Night Skiing: Night skiing available only on certain nights of the week; check with resort for current operating hours.
    Terrain Park: Yes
    Halfpipe: (No halfpipe)
    Tubing Park: Two runs serviced by a rope tow.
    Address: 192 Paper Birch; South Tafton, PA 18464
    Phone: 570-226-9780
    Latitude: 41.416213
    Longitude: -75.16717
    Links: http://www.skitanglwood.com/
    Conditions near Tanglwood Ski Area:
    2:53 am on September 21 / Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport
    58° F
    Fog
    Humidity:93%
    Wind Speed:0 mph
    Barometer:29.98 in
    Dewpoint:56 °F
    Visibility:0.50 mi
    Sunrise:6:46 a.m.
    Sunset:7:02 p.m.
    Much too warm for snowmaking right now. 

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    News about Tanglwood

    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.

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

      March 20, 2007 - The season isn’t over - far from it. Thanks to a dumping of natural snow this past weekend, many mid-Atlantic ski areas are in prime form as the end of March nears. A few resorts have thrown in the towel, but the majority of mid-Atlantic resorts will remain open through this weekend, with some aiming to stay open until April 1 or later. DCSki provides a complete roundup as of March 20, 2007.

    Resorts Gear Up for Season: A Complete Roundup

      December 7, 2006 - Low temperatures in early December have allowed mid-Atlantic ski resorts to fire up the guns and prepare for their season openings. This detailed story provides opening plans for over 30 resorts in the mid-Atlantic region.

    DCSki Adds Coverage of Tanglwood

      November 12, 2006 - DCSki has added coverage of Pennsylvania’s Tanglwood Ski Area. The Poconos ski area has a vertical of 415 feet and 8 trails. DCSki now offers a detailed Resort Profile for Tanglwood and will cover news, events, and bargains related to the ski area.

    Upcoming Events

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    Reader Comments about Tanglwood

    Twood
    one year ago
    Visited tanglwood was sold lift towers and snowmaking were removed;(
    Bill Deaton
    2 years ago
    Confirmed Aldee’s post. I am acquainted with the person who bought the resort. After careful consideration he decided to liquidate the assets. I was there today to rescue an old chair left for scrap. The chairs are gone along with the bullwheels and towers. I saw no grooming machines either so I’m assuming they are gone as well. Most of the Ski Patrol supplies were moved to Ski-Big Bear last season. I did not go downhill so I don’t know what, if any, snowmaking equipment is still left.
    Aldee
    2 years ago
    Article in First Tracks Online (www.firsttracksonline.com) dated May 7, 2012 discussed how Tanglwood is being liquidated. Chairs, groomer, snow guns, etc. being sold off to other ski areas. So I guess that’s that! RIP Tanglwood.
    DCSki Reader
    2 years ago
    Does anybody know if tanglwood is opening for 12 13
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