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Simply the best

If you’re skiing in PA, Elk is the best. No other area even close. Best snow, best terrain, best... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The best in Pa and Central NY

Very well groomed, DOwn to earth and laid back, Great lodge and social scene. Great trails for all... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Kathleen T
Lake Idlewild, Clifford Twp, PA
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One thousand feet of vertical challenge with 27 slopes and trails to challenge skiers and boarders of all ability levels.
344 Elk Mountain Rd, Union Dale, PA 18470-9552
+1 570-679-4400
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re skiing in PA, Elk is the best. No other area even close. Best snow, best terrain, best people, best vibe. The end.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Elk246
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Because helmets are so very important to safety, why would you show a skier without a helmet on your cover?

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Scenic599104
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Very well groomed, DOwn to earth and laid back, Great lodge and social scene. Great trails for all levels of skiers/boarders.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Kathleen T
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Visited on our way down to New Jersey from Western New York. My sister lives near Elk Mountain and thought it would be a nice afternoon at the Fall Festival. We arrived around 3 pm and my brother in law and I went into the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank travwmyfamily
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

The slopes are well maintained and lift lines not bad. Worth the extra drive if your coming from the Philly area. Lunch at the lodge restaraunt/bar is always my secret favorite part of the day! But really, the skiing is pretty good too!

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank kristyn5798
Reviewed 3 April 2018

When skiing in Pa. Elk Mountain is my first choice due to a number of reasons. It's a bit out of the way from the Bethlehem area but the one plus hour drive is worth it. After skiing Vermont and New Hampshire extensively when we...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 860Vetman
Reviewed 20 March 2018

It was a very good snow conditions for the late in the season skiing. I would call most of the "black" runs real good "blues" though. Weather was really good and the skiing was a pleasure. Even it was a St. Patrick day, it wasn't...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jux2013
Reviewed 8 March 2018

I was amazed at how good the snow was this past Monday. Considering the warm weather spurts, all the rain, lack of snowfall the trails were impressive. With today's snow I would give it a final shot before they close for the season.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank RichC250
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I have been to Elk for a weekend on 2 occasions and each time was a thoroughly enjoyable experience from start to finish. The mountain has a steep, consistent pitch without flat runouts. All of the pine trees that have been planted over the years...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank disugi
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Elk could be so much better. Its stuck in a 1970's ear facility. The owner needs to step down and get some new blood in this resort.. it could be so much better. Dont make it bigger - make it better! Also we used to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank James D
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25 October 2017|
Response from Terribletfs |
Is this a good resort for beginners
13 November 2015|
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Response from skrenn | Reviewed this property |
Highly recommend Wiffy Bog B & B - close to the mountain; Gas station/grocery store/pizza shop two blocks from the B&B; clean, comfortable and affordable rooms which include a full breakfast each morning.
3 March 2015|
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Response from Dee B | Reviewed this property |
No there is not. There is also not a lot of good snow between the trees right now. Montage has glade skiing.