Liberty Mountain Resort is a popular ski resort located in Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania, only an hour from Washington, DC and Baltimore. The resort offers almost two dozen trails suitable for all levels of skiers and boarders, 4 terrain parks, and 14 snow tubing lanes and a beginner area with two moving carpet lifts for learning to ski and snowboard. There are also four Terrain Parks designed for different skill levels.
The resort has invested heavily in automated snowmaking and offers slopeside lodging and ski and stay packages. The resort is family-friendly, with special programs for children and a Children's Play Care center for toddlers. McKee's Tavern offers sit-down dining and live entertainment.
Like most resorts in the area, the mountain is lit for night skiing, and is covered by 100% snowmaking.
We recently ranked all of Pennsylvania's ski resorts, so you can see where Liberty Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Liberty Mountain 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 Liberty Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Liberty Mountain Terrain Overview
Liberty Mountain has a total of 21 ski trails, which are serviced by 7 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Liberty Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 100 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 40 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.4 square kilometers.
Liberty Mountain's slopes see on average 40 inches (1.0 meters) of snowfall a year.
Liberty Mountain Elevation
Liberty Mountain has a summit elevation of 1,190 feet, or 363 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 570 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 620 feet (189 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Liberty Mountain has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Liberty Mountain Difficulty Level
36.1out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
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
Liberty Mountain has 100 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Liberty Mountain is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 33% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 67%.
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 Liberty Mountain good for beginners?
Liberty 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 67% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Liberty Mountain Location
Liberty Mountain is located in the state of Pennsylvania, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Fairfield, PA.
Fairfield, PA 17320 USA
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Getting to Liberty Mountain
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Liberty Mountain), its coordinates of 39.76400, -77.37700 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Fairfield, 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 Liberty Mountain.
|Baltimore/Washington International Airport||BWI||Baltimore, MD||55 mi|
|Washington Dulles International Airport||IAD||Washington, DC||57 mi|
|Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport||DCA||Washington, DC||66 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 Liberty Mountain.
|Harrisburg International Airport||MDT||Harrisburg, PA||44 mi|
|Altoona Blair County Airport||AOO||Altoona, PA||62 mi|
|Lancaster Airport||LNS||Lancaster, PA||62 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Liberty Mountain, 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 Liberty Mountain.
|Eagle Rock||Fayetteville, PA||1,810 ft||28%||9 mi|
|Blue Mountain||Newburg, PA||1,600 ft||46%||32 mi|
|Alpine Mountain||Wellsville, PA||1,150 ft||39%||33 mi|
|Wisp||McHenry, MD||3,115 ft||39%||56 mi|
|Tussey Mountain||Boalsburg, PA||1,810 ft||34%||62 mi|
|Blue Knob||Claysburg, PA||3,172 ft||52%||72 mi|
|Bryce Resort||Mount Jackson, VA||1,750 ft||26%||98 mi|
|Laurel Mountain||Boswell, PA||2,766 ft||26%||99 mi|
|Ski Denton State Park||Ulysses, PA||2,500 ft||36%||99 mi|
Liberty Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,190 ft|
|Base Elevation||570 ft|
|Vertical Drop||620 ft|
(33% Beginner, 38% Intermediate, 29% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||40 inches|