|Vertical drop:||925 feet|
|Base elevation:||1,742 feet|
|Peak elevation:||2,667 feet|
|Longest run:||1.75 miles|
Elk Mountain was one of the first commercial ski areas to open in Pennsylvania. In 1959, Elk featured a small base lodge, a 2,200 foot T-Bar, some rope tows and several slopes.
Today, Elk has seven lifts and 27 slopes, including some of the most challenging terrain in the region. The resort also has its own distinctive character; the resort regularly plants Norway Spruce and red and white pines. Since the late 1970’s, over 30,000 trees have been planted. Elk Mountain says that White and Norway Spruce trees withstand the weight of snowfall, establish well in Elk’s rocky terrain, and function as a wind break for the chairlifts. Plus, they look cool.
For the 2020-2021 winter season, Elk Mountain plans to change its operating hours. It plans to be open Wednesday through Sunday with Monday and Tuesday hours only between Christmas and New Years, the MLK holiday, and President’s Week. Check with the resort for the latest operating conditions.
Photo provided by Elk Mountain.
|Resort Name:||Elk Mountain|
|Vertical Drop:||925 feet|
|Base Altitude:||1,742 feet|
|Peak Altitude:||2,667 feet|
|Longest Run:||1.75 miles|
|Lifts:||7 (1 quad, 5 doubles, and 1 cable tow in terrain park)|
|Night Skiing:||Yes, on 7/27 trails.|
|Terrain Park:||Terrain park is serviced by its own cable tow.|
|Tubing Park:||(No tubing park)|
|Address:||344 Elk Mountain Road
Union Dale, PA 18470
|Webcams:||View resort webcams|
|Directions:||Via Google Maps|
|Estimated Distances from Major Cities|
|Baltimore, MD||4 hours||230 miles|
|Washington, DC||4 hours, 50 minutes||272 miles|
|Arlington, VA||4 hours, 50 minutes||271 miles|
|Richmond, VA||6 hours, 30 minutes||370 miles|
|Pittsburgh, PA||5 hours, 35 minutes||309 miles|
|Harrisburg, PA||2 hours, 40 minutes||150 miles|
|Philadelphia, PA||2 hours, 40 minutes||153 miles|
|Charleston, WV||8 hours, 10 minutes||512 miles|
|Raleigh, NC||9 hours, 10 minutes||546 miles|
|Charlotte, NC||10 hours, 5 minutes||624 miles|
|Wind Speed:||0 mph||Sunrise:||7:22 a.m.|
|Barometer:||29.97 in||Sunset:||6:11 p.m.|
Weather supplied by the National Weather Service. Errors or reporting delays may be possible.