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Big Boulder Ski Resort

Big Boulder Resort Guide

Big Boulder, United States

Rated: 2/5 (from 3 ratings)

Big Boulder Ski Area Highlights
Highest Lift660m2,165ft
Resort Height520m1,706ft
 Nearest AirportsScranton and Lehigh Valley
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Big Boulder at a glance

Pennsylvania's first Commercial Ski area opened more than 60 years ago by Big Boulder Lake. Lift tickets are also valid at neighbouring Jack Frost ski area and the two areas are now under joint management and operated as one entity Jack Frost Big Boulder. One of the world's best snow tubing hills with over a dozen runs served by five lifts. The idea for snowmaking came from an article reported on December 22, 1950 describing the story of the Tropeano brothers from Lexington, Massachusetts who made snow using an experimental portable irrigation system. Another report dated December 14, 1950 states that a Mr. Wayne Pierce of Milford Connecticut filed the first patent application for the making of snow by blowing water through a nozzle. These two events lead to further investigation of snowmaking at both Mohawk Mountain in Connecticut and Big Boulder Mountain in Pennsylvania.

 When will it snow in Big Boulder?

The next notable snow forecast for Big Boulder is 1cm1in, expected on 11 December, with around 5cm2in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Big Boulder Facts, Stats and Ratings

Big Boulder Rated

Ratings for Big Boulder
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners

How High is Big Boulder?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Big Boulder
Highest Lift660m2,165ft
Lowest Piste520m1,706ft
Resort Altitude (Big Boulder)520m1,706ft
Max Vertical140m459ft

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Big Boulder Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Big Boulder
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 3 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 2 
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 3 
Cross Country
Total Length
3km2 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
7
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Big Boulder Summary

The American Ski Resort of Big Boulder has direct access to 15 marked pistes, served by a total of 7 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.

On the Mountain

Skiing in Big Boulder

There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.

Snowboarding in Big Boulder

Generation X Snowboard Series

When is Big Boulder open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Big Boulder.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Big Boulder.

Ski Lift Capacity

The seven ski lifts of Big Boulder are able to uplift 9,600 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Big Boulder?

Big Boulder is in Kidder, Carbon, United States.

How can I get to Big Boulder?

 By Air

The nearest airports to Big Boulder are Scranton, Lehigh Valley and Williamsport. There are 10 airports within three hours drive. Lehigh Valley and Scranton are just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

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