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|Resort Overview - reported by M. Scott Smith, DCSki Editor|
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.
There’s plenty of great skiing a Big Boulder and Jack Frost during the winter, but the “Big Two” resorts are active year-round with activities such as mountain biking, paintball, a Motorcross, and festivals.
|24 (5 beginner, 7 intermediate, 12 advanced)|
|11,000 per hour|
|10 (1 quad, 2 triples, 6 doubles, 1 ski carpet)|
|No; night skiing is available at nearby Big Boulder|
|Two freestyle terrain parks|
|8 chutes, consisting of single and double|
|P.O. Box 702
Blakeslee, PA 18610
|(800) 468-2442 or (570) 443-8425|
Estimated Distances from Major Cities
|Baltimore, MD||3 hours, 15 minutes||195 miles|
|Washington, DC||4 hours||237 miles|
|Arlington, VA||4 hours||236 miles|
|Richmond, VA||5 hours, 40 minutes||335 miles|
|Pittsburgh, PA||4 hours, 50 minutes||275 miles|
|Harrisburg, PA||1 hour, 55 minutes||115 miles|
|Philadelphia, PA||1 hour, 50 minutes||107 miles|
|Charleston, WV||7 hours, 25 minutes||477 miles|
|Raleigh, NC||8 hours, 20 minutes||511 miles|
|Charlotte, NC||9 hours, 20 minutes||590 miles|
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A snow condition report for Jack Frost is shown below. Because condition reports may not be updated regularly, be sure to check the date and timestamp on the report. Before making a trip, we recommend contacting resorts directly for the latest conditions.
|Jack Frost, PA||
As of 17:20:00 on 2011-03-16
|Report data is over 2 days old -- please check back later.|
To view additional ski condition reports for areas throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and across the world, visit the DCSki Conditions page.
Jack Frost has an official webcam page here.
The past five articles related to Jack Frost are shown below.
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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Comments on Jack Frost - posted by dincky
January 23, 2007 at 5:56 pm
i love this place!!
Comments on Jack Frost - posted by ski junkie
November 30, 2008 at 7:18 pm
watch out it will probably rain when you come here
Comments on Jack Frost - posted by bobalou
January 7, 2010 at 7:20 pm
I have skied Jack Frost many times, plenty of trails and many lifts.. ski over to the east mountain for the steep stuff and glade skiing,bar is jumping with decents bands
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