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Winter Sports
January 22, 2024
Montage Mountain Ski Resort — Hit the Slopes in NEPA
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One Incredible Mountain

The towering Pocono Mountains, diverse terrain and slick slopes expertly groomed at Montage Mountain Ski Resort in Scranton makes this NEPA destination one of the premier ski spots in the region. Located in Lackawanna County only twenty minutes north of Wilkes-Barre, seasoned skiers, pro snowboarders, terrain park thrill-seekers and kids of all ages looking to test the chutes at the snow tubing park come from near and far to experience the mountain for themselves. This world-class ski resort boasts 27 ski and snowboarding trails ranging from beginner to expert, including the second steepest slope on the East coast, White Lightning, a terrain park and one of the longest snow tubing parks in Pennsylvania.


Action-Packed Mountain Activities


Winter means skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing and the action on Montage does not disappoint. With a peak elevation of 1,960 feet and a surprisingly steep vertical drop of 1,000 feet wide, riders can take on any of the 140 acres of skiable terrain morning, noon or night with 100% lit lanes. Montage Mountain features 26 trails, including 9 black diamond trails, 13 blue difficult trails and 4 green easier trails. If speed is your thing, look for Montage’s famous Northface slopes. That’s where you’ll find White Lightning along with several other black diamond and double black diamond trails.

Over at the freestyle terrain park, adrenaline junkies can jump, slide and jib until their heart’s content. The park’s design allows for continuous flow and lap after lap of toe-grabbing, rail sliding excitement. And with six lifts – 1 quad, 3 triple and 1 double chairlift, plus 2 conveyor lifts – you’ll get back to the summit and shredding quickly.


Snow Tubing


Zooming down the mountain in a tube is always a good idea. Enjoy some good old-fashion wintertime fun at one of NEPA’s most popular winter attractions. Load up the whole family and some friends and enjoy ten perfectly maintained lanes open seven days a week. Repeat the thrill again and again by letting the Magic Carpet do all the work for you. It’ll get you back to the top in no time.


Learn to Ski


Don’t let inexperience stop you from stepping into a pair of skis or strapping on a board. Whether you’re new to this popular winter sport or are just a little rusty, the pros at Montage Mountain Ski School can help teach you the basics and get you skiing or boarding quickly. Brush up on the basics. Refresh those long-dormant slope skills, or just regain a little necessary confidence. Private and group children’s lessons (starting at three-years-old) and private and group adult lessons are available daily.


Midland & Dining at Montage


Montage wouldn’t be a world-class resort without classic slopeside Aprés-Ski accommodations which are found at Midland. Craft foods and drinks, plenty of fire pits, public gathering spots and private tents make for the perfect gathering area when you need a break.

Then, when you’re ready to call it a day, there’s no better place to relax and refuel then at Slocum Hollow Bar & Restaurant. The modern ski lodge offers a warm, comfy atmosphere, a spacious dining room and a long, full-service bar. Sit down for delicious American fare like cheesesteaks, burgers and flatbreads. And grab a cold one from the bar’s impressive selection of local craft beers.

For those looking for a quick bite between runs, stop by the Montage Mountain Resorts Food Court. From fresh, hot pizza and burgers to ice cream and coffee, you’re guaranteed to find something to warm you up.


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