Big Boulder

Big Boulder is a ski area located in the state of Pennsylvania in USA. The resort is in the town of Lake Harmony, PA.

We recently ranked all of Pennsylvania's ski resorts, so you can see where Big Boulder stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Season Passes

Big Boulder is a part of the Epic Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one season pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned and operated slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of types of Epic lift ticket passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at Big Boulder around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

Big Boulder Terrain Overview

Big Boulder has a total of 15 ski trails, which are serviced by 8 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Big Boulder is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 55 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 22 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.

Big Boulder's slopes see on average 50 inches (15 meters) of snowfall a year.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
55(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall
50"(1,524 cm)

Big Boulder Elevation

Big Boulder has a summit elevation of 2,175 feet, or 663 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,700 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 475 feet (145 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Big Boulder has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
2,175'(663 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
475'(145 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,700'(518 m)

Big Boulder Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
29.7out of 100
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Big Boulder is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 475 feet.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Big Boulder has 55 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Since Big Boulder is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 35% trails are rated as intermediate.
Green Circle
40%(22 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
35%(19 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
25%(14 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Big Boulder good for beginners?

Big Boulder is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner".

Big Boulder Location

Big Boulder is located in the state of Pennsylvania, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Lake Harmony, PA.

Lake Harmony, PA 18624 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
41.05000, -75.59000

Getting to Big Boulder

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Big Boulder), its coordinates of 41.05000, -75.59000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Lake Harmony, PA to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Big Boulder.

Newark Liberty International AirportEWRNew York, NJ78 mi
Philadelphia International AirportPHLPhiladelphia, PA83 mi
LaGuardia AirportLGANew York, NY92 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Big Boulder.

Wilkes Barre Scranton International AirportAVPWilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA21 mi
Lehigh Valley International AirportABEAllentown, PA29 mi
Reading Regional Airport (Carl A Spaatz Field)RDGReading, PA50 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Big Boulder, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Big Boulder.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Jack FrostWhite Haven, PA2,000 ft41%5 mi
Bear Creek MountainMacungie, PA1,110 ft35%12 mi
Camelback MountainTannersville, PA2,050 ft38%12 mi
Montage MountainScranton, PA1,960 ft44%21 mi
Shawnee MountainEast Stroudsburg, PA1,350 ft36%27 mi
Whitetail MountainMercersburg, PA1,800 ft39%28 mi
Mountain CreekHackettstown, NJ1,480 ft40%43 mi
Elk MountainUnion Dale, PA2,693 ft46%46 mi
Winter4Kids (Youth Only)Vernon Twp, NJ1,435 ft43%47 mi
RoundtopUnityville, PA1,400 ft41%51 mi
Spring MountainSchwenksville, PA528 ft25%54 mi
Holiday MountainMonticello, NY1,300 ft34%64 mi
Mt. PeterGreenwood Lake, NY1,250 ft35%69 mi
Campgaw MountainMahwah, NJ720 ft14%72 mi
Tuxedo RidgeCentral Valley, NY1,400 ft29%79 mi
SawkillWallkill, NY2,215 ft12%82 mi
Alpine MountainWellsville, PA1,150 ft38%96 mi
Plattekill MountainRoxbury, NY3,500 ft47%97 mi

Big Boulder Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation2,175 ft
Base Elevation1,700 ft
Vertical Drop475 ft
(40% Beginner,  35% Intermediate,  25% Expert)
Skiable Acres55
Avg. Annual Snowfall50 inches
Big Boulder Mountain Stats