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Jack Frost
Blakeslee, Pennsylvania
Vertical drop:600 feet
Base elevation:1,400 feet
Peak elevation:2,000 feet
Skiable acres:100
Longest run:3,200 feet

Jack Frost is the sibling resort to Big Boulder, which is located six miles away. While Big Boulder focuses on terrain parks (50% of its overall terrain is devoted to parks), Jack Frost provides a more balanced experience, with terrain suitable for all audiences. Jack Frost has 600-foot vertical and 20 trails serviced by 12 chairlifts. Jack Frost first opened in 1972.

In addition to downhill skiing and snowboarding, Jack Frost has a tubing hill.

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 Jack Frost are 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.

Nearby lodging options include townhomes and condominiums.

For the 2020-2021 winter season, Big Boulder will be following the COVID protocols of its parent company, Vail Resorts. Face coverings will be required at the resort, and on-mountain access will be managed via reservations, limiting how many visitors can visit per day. All transactions across the resort will be cashless this winter.

Photo provided by Jack Frost/Big Boulder.

Key Statistics

Resort Name: Jack Frost
Vertical Drop: 600 feet
Base Altitude: 1,400 feet
Peak Altitude: 2,000 feet
Trails: 20 Trails:
  • 4 beginner
  • 14 intermediate
  • 2 expert
Skiable Acres: 100
Longest Run: 3,200 feet
Lifts: 12 (1 quad, 2 triples, 6 doubles, 1 ski carpet, 2 tubing surface lifts)
Night Skiing: No; night skiing is available at nearby Big Boulder
Terrain Park: Two freestyle terrain parks
Tubing Park: 8 chutes, consisting of single and double
Address: 434 Jack Frost Mountain Road
White Haven, PA 18661
Phone: (570) 443-8425
Social Media: Facebook link Twitter link Instagram link
Webcams: View resort webcams
Web Site:
Directions: Via Google Maps

COVID-19 Information

The following information summarizes COVID-19 protocols in effect at Jack Frost as of Oct 12, 2020. Please note that this information is subject to change at any time; contact Jack Frost directly before making a trip to verify current COVID-19 operating protocols. This information is provided by SnoCountry.

Masks Required:
Social Distancing Required:
Sanitization Stations Available:
Pass Protection:
Reservations Required:
Pre-Purchase Day Lift Tickets Recommended:
Resort COVID-19 web page:
Resort COVID-19 pass protection page:
Resort COVID-19 reservations web page:

Trail Map

Trail Map

Getting to Jack Frost

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Weather near Jack Frost

6:53 pm on July 23 / Mount Pocono, Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport
72° F
Humidity:52% Visibility:10.00
Wind Speed:7 mph wind_NW Sunrise:5:49 a.m.
Barometer:30.15 in Sunset:8:29 p.m.
Dewpoint:53 °F
Way too warm for snowmaking. No snowmaking
Low: 53°
Clear then Patchy Fog
Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, clear, with a low around 53. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
High: 79°
Mostly Sunny
Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Low: 62°
Chance of Showers
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
High: 80°
Chance of Showers then Showers Likely
A chance of showers before 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Weather supplied by the National Weather Service. Errors or reporting delays may be possible.

Snow conditions at Jack Frost

Jack Frost
Jan 16, 2021 at 9 am

Snow conditions supplied by SnoCountry, and may be inaccurate or delayed at times. Please check directly with Jack Frost for the most up-to-date snow and operating conditions.

News about Jack Frost

Interview Series: Vail’s Jeff Lifgren
Article thumbnail October 2, 2020 - The DCSki Interview Series continues with Jeff Lifgren, who is in charge of Pennsylvania resorts Liberty, Whitetail, Roundtop, Big Boulder, and Jack Frost. Jeff touches on lots of topics in this in-depth interview conducted by DCSki’s John Sherwood.
Your Questions Answered: Mid-A Vail Resorts Properties
Article thumbnail September 15, 2020 - The deadline to purchase an Epic Pass for the 2020-2021 winter season is September 17, 2020, and many Mid-Atlantic skiers still have some questions about how skiing will work this winter at Vail Resorts properties, including Pennsylvania’s Liberty Mountain, Roundtop Mountain, Whitetail, Big Boulder, and Jack Frost. Jamie Storrs, Senior Manager of Communications for Vail Resorts, Eastern Region recently fielded questions from DCSki readers.
Vail Resorts Charts Out Upcoming Winter Season
Article thumbnail August 28, 2020 - Things are going to work a little bit differently at Vail Resorts properties this winter, as the company recalibrates its operations to adjust to the continuing reality of the COVID pandemic.
Rain Tries to Crash Party, but More Resorts Slated to Open
Article thumbnail December 20, 2018 - Early-season cold temperatures enabled many Mid-Atlantic resorts to fire up the snowguns, but the cold gave way to some bouts of milder temps and heavy rain, which has delayed the start of the season for some resorts. Although pre-Christmas rain is still adding to the challenge, several additional resorts plan to open in the coming days.
The Mid-Atlantic Ski Season Kicks Off
Article thumbnail December 14, 2017 - The past week saw the arrival of cold temperatures, and the dip in Mercury allowed ski areas to fire up their snowguns. Although lifts have already started running at several resorts, by the end of the December 16-17 weekend nearly every ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic will have kicked off its 2017-2018 winter season. DCSki has the latest opening information here.
Snowpass Program Provides Free Skiing for Fourth and Fifth Graders in Pennsylvania
Article thumbnail November 5, 2017 - For the fourteenth year, the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (PSAA) is offering a Snowpass program that allows fourth and fifth graders to his the slopes free, up to three times each at each participating Pennsylvania resort, with some limitations.
Mid-Atlantic Ski Season Gains Momentum
December 27, 2012 - A shot of cold air and some natural snow has helped launch the 2012-2013 winter season in a big way. Find out the status of Mid-Atlantic ski areas.
The Weekly Altitude
November 18, 2012 - The Weekly Altitude provides a look at what’s happening in the Mid-Atlantic ski and snowboard scene. In this week’s issue: Wisp Resort to change hands; Wintergreen’s “Snow License Program” offers free skiing to 5th and 6th graders; Thanksgiving Eve Pub Crawl at Bear Creek; and Whitetail pledges $10,000 to the MPMC Project.
What’s New for 2010: Big Boulder and Jack Frost
October 26, 2010 - Sister areas Jack Frost and Big Boulder have received a number of upgrades over the summer, including a new glade riding area for beginners, snowmaking improvements, and other terrain enhancements.
Who’s Open? A Detailed Look at Mid-Atlantic Ski Areas
March 17, 2008 - Spring is a mixed blessing: Mid-Atlantic resorts begin to close one by one, but the weather is nice and the rates can’t be beat. DCSki provides a detailed look at the current operating status of Mid-Atlantic ski areas.

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