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Mystic Mountain Ski Area
Farmington, Pennsylvania
Vertical drop:300 feet
Base elevation:1,730 feet
Peak elevation:2,030 feet
Skiable acres:25
Longest run:2,600 feet

Mystic Mountain Ski Area is part of the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa, a four-season resort that offers plenty of activities year-round in a luxurious setting. You probably won’t go to Mystic Mountain just for the skiing — you’ll only find six slopes with a short vertical of 300 feet — but if you visit to experience the elegance and vast array of activities available at Nemacolin, it’s a nice bonus to have some ski slopes on site in the wintertime.

Note that beginning with the 2021-2022 winter season, skiing at Mystic Mountain will reportedly only be available to overnight guests of the resort, resort members, and all-access members. Season passes will not be available.

Nemacolin has 10 restaurants, two PGA-rated golf courses, sporting clays, an equestrian center, and a spa. The Chateau LaFayette, in the French Renaissance style, offers elegantly appointed accommodations. A historic mountain lodge is also available, along with one and two bedroom townhouses. During the winter, Nemacolin runs a small ski area with both downhill and cross county skiing.

The ski area lacks vertical depth, topping out at 300 vertical feet, but the resort also offers snow tubing and snowshoeing. 15 kilometers of cross-country skiing are available, conditions permitting. Note that the Mystic Mountain ski area is typically only open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays; call Nemacolin before planning a trip to verify the operating schedule.

Rentals, group discounts, and lessons are available, and on-site restaurants include the Hungry Moose Café and the Hitchin’ Post Saloon, both located within the Sundial Ski Lodge.

Photo provided by Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.

Key Statistics

Resort Name: Mystic Mountain Ski Area
Vertical Drop: 300 feet
Base Altitude: 1,730 feet
Peak Altitude: 2,030 feet
Trails: 6 Trails:
  • 2 beginner
  • 10 intermediate
  • 3 expert
Skiable Acres: 25
Longest Run: 2,600 feet
Lifts: 3 (1 quad, 1 beginner tow, 1 surface lift)
Night Skiing: Yes
Terrain Park: One small terrain park is available.
Tubing Park: Serviced by a surface lift.
Address: 1001 Lafayette Drive
Farmington, PA 15437
Phone: (866) 344-6957
Social Media: Facebook link Instagram link
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Directions: Via Google Maps

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Weather near Mystic Mountain

4:05 pm on July 22 / Garrett County Airport
 Light Rain Fog/Mist
66° F
Light Rain Fog/Mist
Humidity:94% Visibility:1.00
Wind Speed:7 mph wind_SE Sunrise:6:08 a.m.
Barometer:30.07 in Sunset:8:41 p.m.
Dewpoint:64 °F
Definitely too warm for snowmaking. No snowmaking
This Afternoon
High: 78°
Showers and thunderstorms. High near 78. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Low: 64°
T-storms and Patchy Fog
Showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers between 10pm and 2am. Patchy fog after 10pm. Low around 64. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
High: 83°
Chance of T-storms and Patchy Fog
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 83. Light west wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
Low: 65°
Chance of T-storms then Chance of Showers and Patchy Fog
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth 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 Mystic Mountain

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.
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.
What’s New for 2006: Seven Springs Resort
November 4, 2006 - This summer, Seven Springs Resort will be continuing capital improvement projects begun last year. These projects include continued real estate development, hotel and lodge renovations, and groundbreaking on a new water park. The resort will also unveil a new terrain park and superpipe.
Flood of Resorts to Open This Weekend
December 17, 2004 - The 2004-2005 winter season has officially begun as resorts throughout the region open their slopes to skiers and boarders. Find out the latest opening information in this article.
What’s New for 2003: Mystic Mountain
November 21, 2003 - Located at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa, Mystic Mountain Resort will offer new programs targeted to families this winter, along with new and expanded cross country trails.

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