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!
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.
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 (1.3 meters) of snowfall a year.
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.
Big Boulder Difficulty Level
30.9out of 100
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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.Big Boulder is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 40% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 60%.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 60% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
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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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 Airport||EWR||New York, NJ||78 mi|
|Philadelphia International Airport||PHL||Philadelphia, PA||83 mi|
|LaGuardia Airport||LGA||New York, NY||92 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 Airport||AVP||Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA||21 mi|
|Lehigh Valley International Airport||ABE||Allentown, PA||29 mi|
|Reading Regional Airport (Carl A Spaatz Field)||RDG||Reading, PA||50 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.
|Jack Frost||White Haven, PA||2,000 ft||43%||5 mi|
|Bear Creek Mountain||Macungie, PA||1,110 ft||36%||12 mi|
|Camelback Mountain||Tannersville, PA||2,050 ft||39%||12 mi|
|Montage Mountain||Scranton, PA||1,960 ft||46%||21 mi|
|Shawnee Mountain||East Stroudsburg, PA||1,350 ft||37%||27 mi|
|Whitetail Mountain||Mercersburg, PA||1,800 ft||41%||28 mi|
|Mountain Creek||Hackettstown, NJ||1,480 ft||41%||43 mi|
|Elk Mountain||Union Dale, PA||2,693 ft||48%||46 mi|
|Winter4Kids (Youth Only)||Vernon Twp, NJ||1,435 ft||45%||47 mi|
|Roundtop||Unityville, PA||1,400 ft||43%||51 mi|
|Spring Mountain||Schwenksville, PA||528 ft||26%||54 mi|
|Holiday Mountain||Monticello, NY||1,300 ft||35%||64 mi|
|Mt. Peter||Greenwood Lake, NY||1,250 ft||36%||69 mi|
|Campgaw Mountain||Mahwah, NJ||720 ft||14%||72 mi|
|Tuxedo Ridge||Central Valley, NY||1,400 ft||30%||79 mi|
|Sawkill||Wallkill, NY||2,215 ft||13%||82 mi|
|Alpine Mountain||Wellsville, PA||1,150 ft||39%||96 mi|
|Plattekill Mountain||Roxbury, NY||3,500 ft||49%||97 mi|
Big Boulder Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,175 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,700 ft|
|Vertical Drop||475 ft|
(40% Beginner, 35% Intermediate, 25% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||50 inches|