Montage Mountain is a ski area located in the state of Pennsylvania in USA. The resort is in the town of Scranton, PA.
We recently ranked all of Pennsylvania's ski resorts, so you can see where Montage Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Montage Mountain is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
There are numerous options to stay at Montage Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Montage Mountain Terrain Overview
Montage Mountain has a total of 26 ski trails, which are serviced by 7 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Montage Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 140 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 57 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.6 square kilometers.
Montage Mountain's slopes see on average 42 inches (1.1 meters) of snowfall a year.
Montage Mountain Elevation
Montage Mountain has a summit elevation of 1,960 feet, or 597 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 960 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.
Montage Mountain has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Montage Mountain Difficulty Level
46.1out 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
Montage Mountain has 140 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Montage Mountain is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 19% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 81%.
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 Montage Mountain good for beginners?
Montage 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 81% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Montage Mountain Location
Montage Mountain is located in the state of Pennsylvania, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Scranton, PA.
Scranton, PA 18505 USA
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Getting to Montage Mountain
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Montage Mountain), its coordinates of 41.35000, -75.68000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Scranton, 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 Montage Mountain.
|Newark Liberty International Airport||EWR||New York, NJ||91 mi|
|LaGuardia Airport||LGA||New York, NY||102 mi|
|Philadelphia International Airport||PHL||Philadelphia, PA||105 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 Montage Mountain.
|Wilkes Barre Scranton International Airport||AVP||Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA||2 mi|
|Lehigh Valley International Airport||ABE||Allentown, PA||50 mi|
|Greater Binghamton/Edwin A Link field||BGM||Binghamton, NY||61 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Montage 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 Montage Mountain.
|Bear Creek Mountain||Macungie, PA||1,110 ft||36%||10 mi|
|Whitetail Mountain||Mercersburg, PA||1,800 ft||41%||16 mi|
|Jack Frost||White Haven, PA||2,000 ft||43%||17 mi|
|Big Boulder||Lake Harmony, PA||2,175 ft||31%||21 mi|
|Elk Mountain||Union Dale, PA||2,693 ft||48%||26 mi|
|Camelback Mountain||Tannersville, PA||2,050 ft||39%||27 mi|
|Shawnee Mountain||East Stroudsburg, PA||1,350 ft||37%||39 mi|
|Roundtop||Unityville, PA||1,400 ft||43%||43 mi|
|Mountain Creek||Hackettstown, NJ||1,480 ft||42%||57 mi|
|Holiday Mountain||Monticello, NY||1,300 ft||35%||58 mi|
|Winter4Kids (Youth Only)||Vernon Twp, NJ||1,435 ft||45%||64 mi|
|Mt. Peter||Greenwood Lake, NY||1,250 ft||37%||73 mi|
|Spring Mountain||Schwenksville, PA||528 ft||26%||75 mi|
|Campgaw Mountain||Mahwah, NJ||720 ft||14%||79 mi|
|Sawkill||Wallkill, NY||2,215 ft||13%||79 mi|
|Plattekill Mountain||Roxbury, NY||3,500 ft||49%||83 mi|
|Hunter Mountain||Hunter, NY||3,200 ft||55%||94 mi|
|Labrador Mountain||Truxton, NY||1,825 ft||39%||98 mi|
|Windham Mountain||Windham, NY||3,100 ft||51%||100 mi|
Montage Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,960 ft|
|Base Elevation||960 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,000 ft|
(19% Beginner, 46% Intermediate, 35% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||42 inches|