|Vertical drop:||475 feet|
|Base elevation:||1,700 feet|
|Peak elevation:||2,175 feet|
|Longest run:||2,900 feet|
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 are 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.
Lodging options include townhomes and condominiums.
For the 2020-2021 winter season, Big Boulder will be following the COVID protocols of its parent company, Vail Resorts. Face coverings will be required at the resort, and on-mountain access will be managed via reservations, limiting how many visitors can visit per day. All transactions across the resort will be cashless this winter.
Photo provided by Jack Frost Big Boulder.
|Resort Name:||Big Boulder|
|Vertical Drop:||475 feet|
|Base Altitude:||1,700 feet|
|Peak Altitude:||2,175 feet|
|Longest Run:||2,900 feet|
|Lifts:||10 (2 triples, 5 doubles, 1 carpet, 2 carpet tubing)|
|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
|Webcams:||View resort webcams|
|Directions:||Via Google Maps|
The following information summarizes COVID-19 protocols in effect at Big Boulder as of Oct 12, 2020. Please note that this information is subject to change at any time; contact Big Boulder directly before making a trip to verify current COVID-19 operating protocols. This information is provided by SnoCountry.
|Social Distancing Required:||✓|
|Sanitization Stations Available:|
|Pre-Purchase Day Lift Tickets Recommended:||✓|
|Resort COVID-19 web page:||https://www.jfbb.com/explore-the-resort/about-the-resort/commitment-to-safety.aspx?tc_1=2|
|Resort COVID-19 pass protection page:|
|Resort COVID-19 reservations web page:|
|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|
|Wind Speed:||13 mph||Sunrise:||7:08 a.m.|
|Barometer:||29.46 in||Sunset:||4:35 p.m.|
Weather supplied by the National Weather Service. Errors or reporting delays may be possible.