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Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain
Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania
Vertical drop:650 feet
Base elevation:550 feet
Peak elevation:1,200 feet
Longest run:1.5 miles
Trails:18

Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain is a relatively small ski area located in Pennsylvania, right by the Delaware River and just across the border from New York state. Ski Big Bear caters to families and is a great resort for first-time skiers and boarders. Lift tickets are relatively inexpensive at Big Bear. There are also four cross-country ski trails located in the Masthope Mountain Community near Big Bear. On average, Ski Big Bear gets about 50 inches of natural snow per year, supplementing that with snowmaking.

Ski Big Bear has a terrain park for snowboarders and also has a snow tubing area.

Photo provided by Ski Big Bear.


Key Statistics

Resort Name: Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain
Vertical Drop: 650 feet
Base Altitude: 550 feet
Peak Altitude: 1,200 feet
Trails: 18 Trails:
  • 6 beginner
  • 5 intermediate
  • 7 expert
Longest Run: 1.5 miles
Lifts: 7 (Including 3 doubles and 2 Magic Carpets)
Night Skiing: Open for night skiing some days of the week; check with resort for operating hours.
Terrain Park: Yes
Tubing Park: Yes
Address: 192 Karl Hope Blvd.; Lackawaxen, PA 18435
Phone: (570) 226-8585
Social Media: Facebook link Twitter link Instagram link
Webcams: View resort webcams
Web Site: http://www.ski-bigbear.com/
Directions: Via Google Maps

COVID-19 Information

The following information summarizes COVID-19 protocols in effect at Big Bear as of Oct 12, 2020. Please note that this information is subject to change at any time; contact Big Bear directly before making a trip to verify current COVID-19 operating protocols. This information is provided by SnoCountry.

Masks Required:
Social Distancing Required:
Sanitization Stations Available:
Pass Protection:
Reservations Required:
Pre-Purchase Day Lift Tickets Recommended:
Resort COVID-19 web page: http://ski-bigbear.com
Resort COVID-19 pass protection page:
Resort COVID-19 reservations web page:

Trail Map

Trail Map

Getting to Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain

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Weather near Big Bear

9:56 pm on November 27 / Monticello, Sullivan County International Airport
Overcast
41° F
Overcast
Humidity:93% Visibility:10.00
Wind Speed:5 mph wind_W Sunrise:7:03 a.m.
Barometer:29.99 in Sunset:4:33 p.m.
Dewpoint:39 °F
Doesn't look like it's cold enough for snowmaking. No snowmaking
Tonight
cloudy
Low: 33°
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Calm wind.
Saturday
sunny
High: 46°
Mostly Sunny
Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Light west wind becoming northwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
Saturday Night
clear
Low: 27°
Clear
Clear, with a low around 27. West wind 3 to 5 mph.
Sunday
cloudy
High: 50°
Sunny
Sunny, with a high near 50. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.

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


Snow conditions at Big Bear

Contact resort for operating schedule

Snow conditions supplied by SnoCountry, and may be inaccurate or delayed at times. Please check directly with Big Bear for the most up-to-date snow and operating conditions.


News about Big Bear

The Mid-Atlantic Ski Season Kicks Off
Article thumbnail December 14, 2017 - The past week saw the arrival of cold temperatures, and the dip in Mercury allowed ski areas to fire up their snowguns. Although lifts have already started running at several resorts, by the end of the December 16-17 weekend nearly every ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic will have kicked off its 2017-2018 winter season. DCSki has the latest opening information here.
Snowpass Program Provides Free Skiing for Fourth and Fifth Graders in Pennsylvania
Article thumbnail November 5, 2017 - For the fourteenth year, the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (PSAA) is offering a Snowpass program that allows fourth and fifth graders to his the slopes free, up to three times each at each participating Pennsylvania resort, with some limitations.
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.
DCSki Introduces New Features to Track Resort “Tweets”
November 15, 2009 - The Twitter microblogging service allows individuals and companies to create and share short text-based updates called “Tweets.” Over a dozen ski areas in the mid-Atlantic region have created a presence on Twitter, using Twitter to post announcements and information. DCSki now captures these updates and makes them readily available to skiers and boarders, whether or not they have their own Twitter account.
What’s New for 2008: Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain
November 15, 2008 - Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain is installing an additional Magic Carpet lift on its beginner hill, and making enhancements to snowmaking and its terrain park.
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.
Complete Breakdown of Opening Dates
December 6, 2007 - If you live in the Mid-Atlantic, you’ll have your pick of several dozen resorts to ski or snowboard at this weekend. DCSki provides a complete breakdown of opening-day plans for resorts from North Carolina up through northern Pennsylvania. Cold temperatures and natural snow have produced remarkable early-season conditions.
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.

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