Resort photo

Big Boulder
Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania
Vertical drop:475 feet
Base elevation:1,700 feet
Peak elevation:2,175 feet
Skiable acres:55
Longest run:2,900 feet
Trails:15

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 leverages snowmaking power in an effort to be the first ski resort in Pennsylvania to open each winter. Just down the road is Big Boulder’s sibling mountain, Jack Frost, which first opened in 1972.

Both mountains offer their own snow tubing runs, terrain parks, and half-pipes. Big Boulder lays claim to the largest terrain park in the Poconos, devoting nearly 50% of its overall terrain to park features.

Big Boulder and Jack Frost are now part of the Vail Resorts family after a 2019 purchase. Its new ownership means you can purchase a single Epic pass and ski at Whitetail, Liberty, Roundtop, Jack Frost, Big Boulder, and dozens of resorts across North America. Fans of Big Boulder have been hoping that Vail Resorts will inject some cash into capital improvements at Big Boulder and Jack Frost, as some facilities at the areas are starting to get long in the tooth. During the summer of 2022, Vail Resorts plans to replace the Edelweiss triple at Big Boulder with a new fixed-grip quad.

Lodging options include townhomes and condominiums.

Photo provided by Jack Frost Big Boulder.


Key Statistics

Resort Name: Big Boulder
Vertical Drop: 475 feet
Base Altitude: 1,700 feet
Peak Altitude: 2,175 feet
Trails: 15 Trails:
  • 4 beginner
  • 3 intermediate
  • 3 expert
Skiable Acres: 55
Longest Run: 2,900 feet
Lifts: 10 (2 triples, 5 doubles, 1 carpet, 2 carpet tubing)
Night Skiing: Yes
Terrain Park: Five terrain parks - over 50% of terrain is devoted to parks
Tubing Park: 12 chutes consisting of single, double, and family.
Address: 375 Big Boulder Drive
Lake Harmony, PA 18624
Phone: (570) 443-8425
Social Media: Facebook link Instagram link
Webcams: View resort webcams
Web Site: http://www.jfbb.com/
Directions: Via Google Maps

Trail Map

Trail Map

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Weather near Big Boulder

2:53 pm on July 22 / Mount Pocono, Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport
Partly Cloudy
74° F
Partly Cloudy
Humidity:76% Visibility:10.00
Wind Speed:7 mph wind_SE Sunrise:5:49 a.m.
Barometer:30.09 in Sunset:8:29 p.m.
Dewpoint:66 °F
Way too warm for snowmaking. No snowmaking
This Afternoon
cloudy
High: 78°
Chance of T-storms
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
rainy
Low: 63°
Showers Likely
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 5am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 63. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tuesday
rainy
High: 79°
Chance of Showers
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
rainy
Low: 65°
Showers Likely
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

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


News about Big Boulder

Epic Passes Increase in Price After May 27
Article thumbnail May 18, 2024 - Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and also the last day to lock in the lowest prices on Epic Passes for the 2024-2025 winter ski season.
Epic Passes on Sale with Early-bird Pricing
Article thumbnail March 21, 2024 - Vail Resorts has begun selling its line of Epic Pass products for the 2024/2025 winter season, even as lifts continue running at many of its properties across the U.S. A range of passes is available to Mid-Atlantic skiers and boarders including the Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, Northeast Value Pass, and Epic Day Pass.
Hidden Valley and Roundtop Mountain Resorts Set to Open Friday, December 22, 2023
Article thumbnail December 21, 2023 - The steady beat of Mid-Atlantic resort openings continues this week as Pennsylvania’s Hidden Valley and Roundtop Mountain Resorts plan to kick off their winter season on Friday, December 22, 2023.
Additional Resorts Set to Open
Article thumbnail December 15, 2023 - More Mid-Atlantic resorts are set to begin their 2023-2024 winter seasons as Seven Springs, Big Boulder, Wisp, and Wintergreen drop the ropes on Friday, December 15, 2023. Canaan Valley Resort will open on Saturday, December 16. Above, Seven Springs begins grooming slopes on December 12 in preparation for its opening. Photo provided by Seven Springs Mountain Resort.
Cue the Snowguns
Article thumbnail November 26, 2023 - The sound of snowguns began ringing out across the Mid-Atlantic region in recent days, as post-Thanksgiving temperatures dipped below freezing. With the nighttime mercury dropping into the 20s in the coming days, the symphony of snowguns should continue as local resorts prepare for their season openings. DCSki provides a gallery of snowmaking photos from across the region and explains how the technology works. Above, snowguns begin to blanket the slopes of Seven Springs Mountain Resort on November 25, 2023.
What’s New for 2023: Vail Resorts’ Pennsylvania Properties
Article thumbnail November 24, 2023 - DCSki profiles the latest enhancements at Vail Resorts’ eight Pennsylvania ski areas, including Laurel Mountain, Hidden Valley, Seven Springs, Liberty Mountain, Roundtop Mountain, Whitetail, and Jack Frost/Big Boulder Resorts.
Epic, Ikon Pass Prices Set to Increase
Article thumbnail October 8, 2023 - Epic and Ikon Passes are both set to rise in price October 11 and 12, 2023, respectively.
An Ikonic, Epic Battle: For 2022, Season Pass Options Abound
Article thumbnail April 25, 2022 - It is once again Spring, which means it’s time to consider purchasing a season pass for the 2022-2023 winter season before prices begin to inch up. DCSki breaks down the choices and factors Mid-Atlantic skiers should consider as they explore available pass options.
Vail Resorts to Purchase Seven Springs, Hidden Valley, Laurel Mountain
Article thumbnail December 8, 2021 - In news that is likely to reshape Mid-Atlantic snowsports for years to come, Vail Resorts announced on December 8, 2021 that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Hidden Valley Resort, and the operations of Laurel Mountain Ski Area.
More Mid-Atlantic Ski Resorts on Tap to Open December 4
Article thumbnail December 1, 2021 - The Mid-Atlantic ski season is already underway, and additional ski areas are scheduled to come on-line the weekend of December 4-5. DCSki presents a complete roundup of open — and soon-to-open — ski areas in this December 1, 2021 update. Above, Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Resort has been laying down snow in preparation for a December 4 opening.

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