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“THE place to ski in the Poconos”

Blue Mountain Resort
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Palmerton
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Year round Family Friendly Outdoor Adventure. Nestled in the Pocono Mountains, Blue Mountain Resort is just a short day trip from several major cities including New York City and Philadelphia. Come check out all the fun!
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Our family LOVES Blue Mountain! We have been skiing at Blue over the past 7 years and have enjoyed every minute. Our kids learned to ski at their wonderful ski school. Over the 7 years, Blue Mt has made significant improvements to its facilities. The high speed lifts do a great job moving folks to the top of the mountain. They re-vamped the inside and outside of Summit Lodge and have added more seating (indoor and outdoor) at their Valley Lodge (including more food vendors). No charge for ski/board-check. Very friendly staff. Buy your tickets on-line before you come to save $$. Check-out their updated web-site and web-cams!

Thank ChristineOB
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

What a beautiful place to visit. It was my first time tubing in the snow. The staff was excellent and friendly. The family tubes should take you to the very top where it is flat and easy to get out of. I found it very difficult to hurriedly climb out on the steep slope and slid trying to get to the top. I will try the single tubes next visit.

1  Thank Nance A
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Reviewed 25 December 2013

Blue Mountain Ski is not the highest ski area in the Poconos.I've hangglided here several times and use topographical maps to check terrain and elevation. I also ski and snowboarded here.
The summit elevation above sea level is 1408' versus base elevation of 500'. Do the math 1408' minus 500' is 908' This is considering the slopes goes all the way to the lowest part of mountain which would be near the creek or highway.

The highest ski area in the Poconos is Elk Mountain with a summit elevation of 2693' above sea level and a base elevation of 1693'. Do the math 2693 minus 1963'=1,000'.
This not the only major difference the much higher elevation above sea level means much better ski conditions less ice and less granular. The truth of the matter is Blue Mt Ski Area is not in the snow belt where as Elk Mt is!!

Blue Mt has done a great job renovating and adding new slopes.However whenever the weather goes from cold to warm and or rain and back to cold again there is a vast deterioration in the ski conditions which is very prevalent at Blue Mt due to it's low summit elevation above sea level.This situation effects all ski areas however ski areas with the higher summit elevation are less effected by this and have a much better recovery rate.

Whenever you hear the Radio ads that Elk Mt is like Killington, this is true,except Killington is much higher with much longer runs and some Double Diamond slopes such as Outer Limits,Devils Fiddle and Ovation!!!
These slopes should be triple diamond when compared to the Elk or Blue Mt and very dangerous if you are not an advanced skiier/snowboarded.

2  Thank DjrayBaucum
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

They are making snow and will likely have multiple trails open their first day!
We live close by and our daughter gets a season pass every year. Good food at competitive prices (not gouged), services and amenities are good. They are continuously making improvements to the mountain, trails and lodges.
Be smart and use the lockers and free ski check they have available it's a

Thank Judy H
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Side Slope, the new addition to the top of the mountain looks better from the bottom. The outdoor restaurant features outdoor fire pits for that warming budweiser. Basic bar menu, nothing special, bland and filling. Local sausage from Castle Grill is becoming a massed produced hot dog, not that exquisite fine packing found in some local butcher shops. There is a nice restaurant inside that has spectacular views, but was closed for a private party. Take a ride down the mountain towards Palmerton, stop at one of the bars, you will have better food and much more entertainment.

Thank jrmod
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