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.
There are numerous options to stay at Blue Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Blue Mountain Mountain 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, 0.3 square miles, or 0.7 square kilometers.
Blue Mountain's slopes see on average 30 inches (0.9 meters) of snowfall a year.
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.
Blue Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
44.4out 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
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%.
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 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 nearest the town of Newburg, PA.
Newburg, PA 17240 USA
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Getting to Blue Mountain Mountain 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 Airport||BWI||Baltimore, MD||86 mi|
|Washington Dulles International Airport||IAD||Washington, DC||86 mi|
|Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport||DCA||Washington, DC||97 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 Airport||AOO||Altoona, PA||38 mi|
|Harrisburg International Airport||MDT||Harrisburg, PA||45 mi|
|University Park Airport||SCE||State College, PA||47 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.
|Eagle Rock||Fayetteville, PA||1,810 ft||27%||25 mi|
|Liberty Mountain||Fairfield, PA||1,190 ft||35%||32 mi|
|Alpine Mountain||Wellsville, PA||1,150 ft||38%||38 mi|
|Blue Knob||Claysburg, PA||3,172 ft||50%||50 mi|
|Tussey Mountain||Boalsburg, PA||1,810 ft||33%||57 mi|
|Ski Denton State Park||Ulysses, PA||2,500 ft||35%||72 mi|
|Laurel Mountain||Boswell, PA||2,766 ft||25%||82 mi|
|Wisp||McHenry, MD||3,115 ft||38%||87 mi|
|Hidden Valley||Somerset, PA||2,875 ft||32%||88 mi|
|Seven Springs||Champion, PA||2,994 ft||32%||89 mi|
|Ski Sawmill||Morris, PA||2,215 ft||35%||93 mi|
|Roundtop||Unityville, PA||1,400 ft||41%||98 mi|
Blue Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,600 ft|
|Base Elevation||460 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,140 ft|
(40% Beginner, 15% Intermediate, 45% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||30 inches|