Elk Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area in the Endless Mountains on the summit of North Knob in Herrick Township, Susquehanna County, near Union Dale, Pennsylvania. It is located 30 miles north of Scranton, PA. The mountain has been given favorable reviews from Ski Magazine, including a listing in "Six Unsung Heroes", a roundup of hidden gems in skiing.HistoryElk Mountain opened in 1959. The ski area provided a small lodge, a 2200ft T-Bar ski lift, tow rope lifts and a small number of trails. In 1961 a double chair lift was installed, allowing for additional trails. A year later, in 1962, snowmaking was added along with a new A-frame lodge at the base of the mountain. Night skiing came to Elk Mountain in 1966—expanding to more trails in 1972. Elk Mountain built a 4000ft long quad chairlift in 1994.Skiing at Elk MountainNorth Chair at Elk Mountain accesses a top elevation of 2667ft—the highest lift-serviced skiing in eastern Pennsylvania. Elk has a 925ft vertical drop, 27 trails (six greens, 10 blues and 11 diamonds) and two terrain parks. Five double chair lifts and a fixed-grip quad chair lift provide access to the top of the mountain. Four of the lifts, including the quad, run from the base to just below the summit of the mountain. Most ski runs are groomed, but a few are allowed to bump up, or become moguled, to allow for additional challenge. The mountain receives, on average, 5 feet of natural snow per season. Snowmaking covers 100% of the of skiable terrain. The base complex features a day lodge, guest services, ski school center, restaurant, rentals, and a ski-and-snowboard shop.Work out when and for how long to visit Elk Mountain Ski Resort and other Union Dale attractions using our handy Union Dale trip builder tool.
Elk Mountain Ski Resort reviews
We come here every year a week in February. It's our only ski trip every year, but the kids have the basics down. Elk Mountain has a nice family atmosphere. The food in the sit down restaurant is... more »
Went during MLK weekend. Still not as crowded even on a long weekend. Nice bunny hill and never waited more than 3 min for the lifts - which needs an upgrade by the way. Nice kids school with whole... more »
Did a week day ski trip here. The resort was not crowded and the snow was in really good shape. We never waited more than a minute or two for a lift, so I was pretty happy with the day.
Very nice place to snowboard especially during the week because it's not very busy. The prices are pretty good and the slopes are awesome. The two terrain parks are good the only problem is if your rent a snowboard from there you cant use that in the terrain parks. I would suggest to rent one else where and bring it there if you want to use the terrain parks. The snowboards the rent are pretty decent on the other hand. Usually all the slopes are open and the lighting at night is great for the trails.
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