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Elk Mountain Ski Resort

344 Elk Mountain Rd, Union Dale, PA 18470-9552
+1 570-679-4400
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A great place for real skiers!

Finally a place not overwhelmed by snowboarders plopped all over the middle of trails ! Everyone is... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
via mobile
A hidden gem for avid skiers.

Elk is simply a great place to ski. The lifts are old and slow, the lodge is small and old and if... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Otto M
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One thousand feet of vertical challenge with 27 slopes and trails to challenge skiers and boarders of all ability levels.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good43%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“great skiing” (14 reviews)
“slow lifts” (8 reviews)
344 Elk Mountain Rd, Union Dale, PA 18470-9552
+1 570-679-4400
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Finally a place not overwhelmed by snowboarders plopped all over the middle of trails ! Everyone is friendly ( including the snowboarders ) the staff is great and food is actually really good. I do have to agree about the slow lifts but it's totally...More

Thank CaptainJV
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Elk is simply a great place to ski. The lifts are old and slow, the lodge is small and old and if you don't get to the upper lot early in the day, parking is a pain. None of the foregoing matter much because the...More

Thank Otto M
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

For ski families looking for a friendly mountain to ski without the crowds, Elk is your place in PA. Growing up in upstate NY, I have had the pleasure of skiing in the Berkshires, Southern VT and the Adirondacks. Pennsylvania doesn't really offer comparable ski...More

Thank imbjd1
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We went to Elk on Saturday March 4th after weeks of weird temps in February. I would have assumed Elk would be down to one trail and farming snow from the others just to stay open. To our surprise, Elk had many open trails and...More

Thank suzannealice
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This ain't Utah or Colorado, this is PA skiing, but now our favourite resort. The runs are longer than most PA resorts, the crowds are less but just don't expect powder or 2000+acres. I had a weekend here with my 9yo daughter - We came...More

1  Thank Mutiny
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is our favorite place to ski in PA because everyone is so friendly. From the very helpful and accommodating staff, to the other skiers. We didn't experience the usual pushy-line-jumpers or obnoxious speed-demons like at the other resorts in eastern PA. There's a laid-back,...More

Thank pauli B
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Elk is a little bit farther than Shawnee and Camelback, but it's definitely worth it to avoid the crowds. I like the different terrain and the conditions were very good when were there (after a 12"+ snowfall). There is also night skiing on some of...More

Thank talaba
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

They say it in their ads but it's true - best mountain in PA that I've been to. Something for everyone. Great bunny slope for learning (my toddler just went with us as well as a beginner snowboarder taking a lesson), good park, great views,...More

Thank Chad E
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Ski conditions are always good and after 12+ inches of new powder they were spectacular. Food at the bar was really good including the burgers, chili and cheesesteaks. Service was a little slow to start but after the rush they did a good job of...More

Thank JLMB1202
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We visited Elk on a Saturday afternoon and evening and found it a rare but delightful family friendly experience. The staff is super nice and the place and gem of a find. The lines weren't too bad the conditions were actually pretty good considering the...More

1  Thank Lisa L
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12 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.
2 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.
Joellie C
23 January 2015|
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Response from Susan P | Reviewed this property |
Outlets are few and far between. I could not find one to plug in my phone charger.