Blue Mountain Ski Resort is located in Pennsylvania in the Pocono Mountains. They are 17 miles from Allentown, 20 from Bethlehem, 75 from Philadelphia and 75 from Trenton.
Blue has 34 runs serviced by nine lifts. It has 100% snowmaking and 100% lighting for night skiing. The runs are 30% beginner, 35% intermediate, 17% advanced and 18% expert. The vertical drop is 1,082 feet. The runs offer something for every one of all skill levels with plenty of lazy, easygoing runs to nonstop runs over a mile long.
If you have not been to Blue Mountain in a while you will want to head straight for "Nightmare", a 900 foot long double diamond run with steeps and turns designed to thrill. Another feature of the resort in the Big Air Bag. Are you a rider or skier working on your jumps, now you can do it in the safety of an air suit, designed to cushion all those awful landings.
Blue Mountain Slopes.
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Snowboarders are allowed on all the runs or they can use any of the 5 terrain parks at Blue. The premier park is Sidewinder Park with features like tabletops, multiple 70 jumps, a street stair set, a down flat down s, 35 foot 180 degree C box and a 40 foot down flat down. Central Park has 2 custom built stair steps and Snowcross Trail is home to the large cement mixer jib. Come Around Park is an intermediate park and Terrain Run Park is for the beginning boarders.
The tubing park at Blue Mountain has 21 slides and 3 lifts. When summer comes around it brings warmer weather activities like mountain biking and disc golf. The fun never stops at Blue Mountain Resort.
Rentals and lessons are available at Blue. Your kids would enjoy the Explorers, a program for ages 4-12 and boarders from ages 7-12.
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There are two lodges at Blue Mountain Ski Resort able to take care of all your dining needs. At Summit Lodge visit the Summit Cafe, Vista Bistro, Last Run Lounge or Slopeside Pub and Grill. The Valley Lodge has the Valley Cafe and the Valley Courtyard. At the Adventure Center you will find the Tubing Cafe and the Brew House. Out on the slopes is Ray's Grill on Skis.
If those aren't enough places to eat, you can venture down the road a ways and find offerings like the Blue Mountain Pub, only eight minutes away. Other options are the Hi-Way Family Restaurant, One Ten Tavern, the Pennsville Tavern or Pizza Como North Italian Restaurant.
There is no lodging at the slopes but there is as near as one mile away. Plenty of options fall within the 15 mile range. In the Blue Mountain area choose from The Inn At Jim Thorpe, StayBridge Suites, Springhill Suites by Marriot, Scottish Inns and Suites, Red Carpet, Mahoning Inn, Hotel Jonas, Hotel Suites Hilton, Hampton Inn Lehighton, Fairfield Inn and Suites along with many others.
Blue Mountain Ski Resort Village.
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There are several other ski areas within a thirty mile drive from Blue Mountain. These resorts are Alpine Mountain, Bear Mountain, Big Boulder, Camelback, Jack Frost, Bear Creek and Shawnee Mountain.
The resort at Blue Mountain is open at 8:30 am and closes at 10 pm Monday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday is 8 am to 10 pm. The season runs from early December to late March. The address is Blue Mountain, 1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Danielsville, PA 18071. Their phone number is 1-610-826-7700.
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