Blue Mountain Ski Resort

Blue Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Pennsylvania in USA. The resort is in the town of Newburg, PA. We recently ranked all of Pennsylvania's ski resorts, so you can see where Blue Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Blue Mountain is a part of the Ikon Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all or most of the Ikon-sponsored slopes with it throughout the year, depending on the type of pass you bought.

Blue Mountain Lodging:

Blue Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Blue Mountain has a total of 40 ski trails, which are serviced by 13 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Blue Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 171 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 69 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
171(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Blue Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Blue Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 1,600 feet, or 488 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 460 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,140 feet (347 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

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

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,600'(488 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,140'(347 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
460'(140 m)

Blue Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
44.4out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Blue Mountain can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. 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 ski level.


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.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Blue Mountain has 171 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Blue Mountain is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 40% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 60%.
40%(68 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
15%(26 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
45%(77 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 Blue Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Blue Mountain 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.

Blue Mountain Ski Resort Location

Blue Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of Pennsylvania, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Newburg, PA.

Newburg, PA 17240 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
40.19000, -77.61000

Getting to Blue Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Blue Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 40.19000, -77.61000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Newburg, 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 Blue Mountain Ski Resort.

Baltimore/Washington International AirportBWIBaltimore, MD86 mi
Washington Dulles International AirportIADWashington, DC86 mi
Ronald Reagan Washington National AirportDCAWashington, DC97 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 Blue Mountain.

Altoona Blair County AirportAOOAltoona, PA38 mi
Harrisburg International AirportMDTHarrisburg, PA45 mi
University Park AirportSCEState College, PA47 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Blue Mountain Ski Resort, 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 Blue Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Eagle RockFayetteville, PA1,810 ft27%25 mi
Liberty MountainFairfield, PA1,190 ft35%32 mi
Alpine MountainWellsville, PA1,150 ft38%38 mi
Blue KnobClaysburg, PA3,172 ft50%50 mi
Tussey MountainBoalsburg, PA1,810 ft33%57 mi
Ski Denton State ParkUlysses, PA2,500 ft35%72 mi
Laurel MountainBoswell, PA2,766 ft25%82 mi
WispHanover, MD3,115 ft38%87 mi
Hidden ValleySomerset, PA2,875 ft32%88 mi
Seven SpringsChampion, PA2,994 ft32%89 mi
Ski SawmillMorris, PA2,215 ft35%93 mi
RoundtopUnityville, PA1,400 ft41%98 mi

Blue Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,600 ft
Base Elevation460 ft
Vertical Drop1,140 ft
(40% Beginner,  15% Intermediate,  45% Expert)
Skiable Acres171
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Blue Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats