Big Boulder

Ski resorts in USA
Freestyle skiers and snowboarders in the east have likely heard of the Big Boulder ski resort, a facility that caters to their need for terrain features to rip and shred. Situated near Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, the venue combines with Jack Frost to offer twice the winter fun.

Interstate traffic will use either I-80 or I-476 to get close to the resort, which sits east of where these two highways meet. Pennsylvania State Highway 903 will get motorists to the ski area between Blakeslee and Albrightsville. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport in Pittston Township, Pennsylvania. Several other New York and Pennsylvania airfields are around the same distance to the ski resort.

A Big Resort in the Poconos

Visitors coming to the Big Boulder will enjoy the combined facilities with the Jack Frost complex. The two-in-one winter venue makes it the biggest in the Poconos region. For starters, guest services offer locker/bag check and seasonal locker options for one-day stays or park rats looking to store. Five facilities sell drinks and food, including special dietary considerations like gluten-free and vegetarian.

Retail shopping is offered through three stores between the two resort areas, providing necessities and souvenirs. Split Rock Resort offers lodging between the two ski venues, with other overnight accommodations available in the surrounding area. Condos and townhomes might be available near the entrance also. Skiers and snowboarders can get their equipment tuned up or rent equipment if traveling light to Big Boulder.

A Ski & Ride School offers lessons for beginners on one or two planks in a one-on-one, private, or maximum six-member group setting. Professional instructors will get newbies on their skis and move about Big Boulder in no time or help experienced riders remember what they forgot (wink! wink!). Online reservations make it easy to get a session and make sure guests get the services they need.

Winter Fun Day and Night

Guests at the Big Boulder ski resort have access to the pow during the day and at night. The trail system is straight in design, so visitors nervous about tree skiing have plenty of room to carve down the slopes. A base elevation of 1,700 feet and a summit resting at 2,175 feet offers a 475-foot vertical drop. That helps to create potentials at Big Boulder, no matter what the rating of a particular run is.

There are 15 trails to ski or ride on at the winter venue, spread across about 50 acres of skiable terrain. Runs on Big Boulder split evenly between green-rated newbie trails or black diamond runs for advanced skill sets. The remainder of the mountain is rated blue for intermediates. Snow tubing is found on chutes at one end of the venue and uses carpets to shuttle guests to the top.

The Big Boulder ski resort is known for freestyle terrain, and it has several terrain parks for guests to rip and shred through. Nearly half of the venue promotes freestyle skiing and riding, more than most other ski areas offer. Ten lifts service the resort, with two of the three carpets serving the snow tubing area.

Big Boulder Snow forecast

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  • Wednesday
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Facts about Big Boulder

Number of slopes:8
Easiest Green slopes:3
Intermediate Blue slopes:2
Advanced Black slopes:3
Expert Only Double black diamond slopes:0

Lifts (Total: 8)
Chair lifts:7
Platter lift:1
Lift capacity:  11000 persons/hour

Vertical drop
Big Boulder Vertical drop
Highest Point: 2172 ft
Vertical drop: 472 ft
Base Point: 1699 ft

Country: USA
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