Laurel Mountain

Laurel Mountain is a ski area located in the state of Pennsylvania in USA. The resort is in the town of Boswell, PA.

We recently ranked all of Pennsylvania's ski resorts, so you can see where Laurel Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Season Passes

Laurel 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.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at Laurel Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

Laurel Mountain Terrain Overview

Laurel Mountain has a total of 20 ski trails, which are serviced by 2 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Laurel Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 70 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 28 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.3 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
70(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Laurel Mountain Elevation

Laurel Mountain has a summit elevation of 2,766 feet, or 843 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 2,005 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 761 feet (232 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Laurel 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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
2,766'(843 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
761'(232 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
2,005'(611 m)

Laurel Mountain Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
24.8out of 100
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Laurel Mountain is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 55% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 761 feet.


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

Laurel Mountain has 70 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Since Laurel Mountain is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 55% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 30% trails are rated as intermediate.
Green Circle
55%(39 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
30%(21 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
15%(11 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 Laurel Mountain good for beginners?

Laurel Mountain is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 55% of its trails are rated as "beginner".

Laurel Mountain Location

Laurel Mountain is located in the state of Pennsylvania, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Boswell, PA.

Boswell, PA 15531 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
40.16400, -79.16600

Getting to Laurel Mountain

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Laurel Mountain), its coordinates of 40.16400, -79.16600 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Boswell, 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 Laurel Mountain.

Pittsburgh International AirportPITPittsburgh, PA61 mi
Washington Dulles International AirportIADWashington, DC124 mi
Ronald Reagan Washington National AirportDCAWashington, DC145 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 Laurel Mountain.

Arnold Palmer Regional AirportLBELatrobe, PA15 mi
John Murtha Johnstown Cambria County AirportJSTJohnstown, PA20 mi
Altoona Blair County AirportAOOAltoona, PA46 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Laurel 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 Laurel Mountain.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Hidden ValleySomerset, PA2,875 ft32%9 mi
Seven SpringsChampion, PA2,994 ft32%12 mi
Mystic Mountain at NemacolinFarmington, PA2,030 ft29%31 mi
Blue KnobClaysburg, PA3,172 ft50%33 mi
Boyce ParkPittsburgh, PA1,232 ft7%37 mi
Tussey MountainBoalsburg, PA1,810 ft33%41 mi
Canaan ValleyDavis, WV4,280 ft47%73 mi
Timberline Four SeasonsDavis, WV4,268 ft35%78 mi
Blue MountainNewburg, PA1,600 ft44%82 mi
Eagle RockFayetteville, PA1,810 ft27%90 mi

Laurel Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation2,766 ft
Base Elevation2,005 ft
Vertical Drop761 ft
(55% Beginner,  30% Intermediate,  15% Expert)
Skiable Acres70
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Laurel Mountain Stats