Elk Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Pennsylvania in USA. The resort is in the town of Union Dale, PA.
We recently ranked all of Pennsylvania's ski resorts, so you can see where Elk Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Elk Mountain is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Elk Mountain Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Elk Mountain's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Elk Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Elk Mountain Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Elk Mountain has a total of 27 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Elk Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 180 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 73 hectares, 0.3 square miles, or 0.7 square kilometers.
Elk Mountain's slopes see on average 60 inches (1.5 meters) of snowfall a year.
Elk Mountain Ski Resort Elevation
Elk Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 2,693 feet, or 821 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,693 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,000 feet (305 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Elk Mountain's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.
Elk Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
48out 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
Elk Mountain has 180 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Elk Mountain is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 22% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 78%.
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 Elk Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?
Elk 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 78% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Elk Mountain Ski Resort Location
Elk Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of Pennsylvania, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Union Dale, PA.
Union Dale, PA 18470 USA
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Getting to Elk Mountain Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Elk Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 41.72000, -75.55000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Union Dale, 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 Elk Mountain Ski Resort.
|Syracuse Hancock International Airport||SYR||Syracuse, NY||100 mi|
|Newark Liberty International Airport||EWR||New York, NJ||101 mi|
|LaGuardia Airport||LGA||New York, NY||109 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 Elk Mountain.
|Wilkes Barre Scranton International Airport||AVP||Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA||28 mi|
|Greater Binghamton/Edwin A Link field||BGM||Binghamton, NY||40 mi|
|Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport||ITH||Ithaca, NY||71 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Elk 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 Elk Mountain Ski Resort.
|Montage Mountain||Scranton, PA||1,960 ft||46%||26 mi|
|Whitetail Mountain||Mercersburg, PA||1,800 ft||41%||35 mi|
|Bear Creek Mountain||Macungie, PA||1,110 ft||36%||36 mi|
|Jack Frost||White Haven, PA||2,000 ft||43%||43 mi|
|Big Boulder||Lake Harmony, PA||2,175 ft||31%||46 mi|
|Camelback Mountain||Tannersville, PA||2,050 ft||39%||47 mi|
|Holiday Mountain||Monticello, NY||1,300 ft||35%||48 mi|
|Shawnee Mountain||East Stroudsburg, PA||1,350 ft||37%||54 mi|
|Roundtop||Unityville, PA||1,400 ft||43%||56 mi|
|Plattekill Mountain||Roxbury, NY||3,500 ft||49%||60 mi|
|Sawkill||Wallkill, NY||2,215 ft||13%||71 mi|
|Mountain Creek||Hackettstown, NJ||1,480 ft||42%||72 mi|
|Mt. Peter||Greenwood Lake, NY||1,250 ft||37%||73 mi|
|Hunter Mountain||Hunter, NY||3,200 ft||55%||74 mi|
|Labrador Mountain||Truxton, NY||1,825 ft||39%||75 mi|
|Snow Ridge||Turin, NY||2,000 ft||38%||78 mi|
|Windham Mountain||Windham, NY||3,100 ft||51%||78 mi|
|Tuxedo Ridge||Central Valley, NY||1,400 ft||30%||79 mi|
|Toggenburg||Fabius, NY||1,780 ft||39%||79 mi|
|Song Mountain||Tully, NY||1,940 ft||23%||80 mi|
|Winter4Kids (Youth Only)||Vernon Twp, NJ||1,435 ft||45%||82 mi|
|Campgaw Mountain||Mahwah, NJ||720 ft||14%||83 mi|
|Dry Hill||Waterton, NY||950 ft||34%||89 mi|
|Spring Mountain||Schwenksville, PA||528 ft||26%||100 mi|
Elk Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,693 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,693 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,000 ft|
(22% Beginner, 37% Intermediate, 41% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||60 inches|