|Vertical drop:||475 feet|
|Base elevation:||1,700 feet|
|Peak elevation:||2,175 feet|
|Longest run:||2,900 feet|
Snow guns began firing at Big Boulder in the early 1940’s, before any other resort in the U.S. Although snowmaking has advanced considerably since that date, the rudimentary snowmaking system in place at the time (based on a garden hose and sprinkler) allowed Big Boulder to survive less than perfect winters.
Today, Big Boulder leverages snowmaking power in an effort to be the first ski resort in Pennsylvania to open each winter. Just down the road is Big Boulder’s sibling mountain, Jack Frost, which first opened in 1972.
Both mountains offer their own snow tubing runs, terrain parks, and half-pipes. Big Boulder lays claim to the largest terrain park in the Poconos, devoting nearly 50% of its overall terrain to park features.
Big Boulder and Jack Frost are now part of the Vail Resorts family after a 2019 purchase. Its new ownership means you can purchase a single Epic pass and ski at Whitetail, Liberty, Roundtop, Jack Frost, Big Boulder, and dozens of resorts across North America. Fans of Big Boulder have been hoping that Vail Resorts will inject some cash into capital improvements at Big Boulder and Jack Frost, as some facilities at the areas are starting to get long in the tooth. During the summer of 2022, Vail Resorts plans to replace the Edelweiss triple at Big Boulder with a new fixed-grip quad.
Lodging options include townhomes and condominiums.
Photo provided by Jack Frost Big Boulder.
|Resort Name:||Big Boulder|
|Vertical Drop:||475 feet|
|Base Altitude:||1,700 feet|
|Peak Altitude:||2,175 feet|
|Longest Run:||2,900 feet|
|Lifts:||10 (2 triples, 5 doubles, 1 carpet, 2 carpet tubing)|
|Terrain Park:||Five terrain parks - over 50% of terrain is devoted to parks|
|Tubing Park:||12 chutes consisting of single, double, and family.|
|Address:||375 Big Boulder Drive
Lake Harmony, PA 18624
|Webcams:||View resort webcams|
|Directions:||Via Google Maps|
|Estimated Distances from Major Cities|
|Baltimore, MD||3 hours, 15 minutes||195 miles|
|Washington, DC||4 hours||237 miles|
|Arlington, VA||4 hours||236 miles|
|Richmond, VA||5 hours, 40 minutes||335 miles|
|Pittsburgh, PA||4 hours, 50 minutes||275 miles|
|Harrisburg, PA||1 hour, 55 minutes||115 miles|
|Philadelphia, PA||1 hour, 50 minutes||107 miles|
|Charleston, WV||7 hours, 25 minutes||477 miles|
|Raleigh, NC||8 hours, 20 minutes||511 miles|
|Charlotte, NC||9 hours, 20 minutes||590 miles|
|Wind Speed:||6 mph||Sunrise:||7:09 a.m.|
|Barometer:||29.92 in||Sunset:||4:35 p.m.|
Weather supplied by the National Weather Service. Errors or reporting delays may be possible.