Elk Mountain Skiing




Established in 1959, Elk Mountain is one of Pennsylvania's first commercial ski areas. For many, Elk Mountain skiing is among the finest in the state and ranks high among east coast ski resorts. Diverse terrain and long runs make this a favorite mountain for experienced skiers. Those just learning to ski can also enjoy Elk Mountain since 25% of the trails here are specifically for beginners.

In addition to long runs and challenging terrain, many skiers enjoy Elk Mountain skiing because the crowds are usually manageable and the trails are almost always well-groomed. On the downside, the lodge is a bit dated and tends to get crowded during peak lunch times. Also, because no snowtubing is offered, there is not much to do for non-skiers and they will likely be bored here

Elk Mountain Skiing Details

Trails27Alpine SkiingYes
TerrainB 25%, I 30%, E/A 45% Cross CountryNo
Longest Run1.75 milesLessonsYes
Base Elevation1693 ft.Childrens ProgramYes
Summit Elevation2693 ft.SnowboardingYes
Vertical Drop1,000 ft.Night SkiingYes
SnowmakingYes Terrain ParkYes
Lifts1Q, 5DHalf PipeNo
Equipment RentalYesSnow TubingNo


elk mountain skiing Insider Tip: If you're bringing the kids to ski, be aware that all children's learn-to-ski programs are on a first come, first served basis. Registration opens at 8:30am.

Babysitting services are offered on weekends and holidays on an hourly basis. Reservations are limited and must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Children must be fully potty trained and at least 2 years old.

Elk Mountain - New for 2010/2011

Probably the most noteworthy improvement at Elk Mountain for the 2010/2011 season is the addition of 16 new tower type snow guns to further enhance the snowmaking effort. There have also been some minor improvements made to the picnic lodge and other buildings. About 1200 Norway and White Spruce trees have been planted on the mountain.

Lodging Near Elk Mountain

Elk Mountain does not offer any onsite or slope-side lodging, however, there are several excellent rental properties located nearby. Several of the properties listed here are only five miles from the mountain and many offer amenities such as fireplaces, hot tubs, decks with spectacular views of Elk Mountain, wifi and complete linen services. You'll be surprised at the affordability of these ski home rentals. Just click on the pictures below for more information.



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Elk Mountain Ski Resort features and policies subject to change. Please verify features directly with the ski area.