Ski Denton State Park
Ski Denton State Park is a ski area located in the state of Pennsylvania in USA. The resort is in the town of Ulysses, PA.
We recently ranked all of Pennsylvania's ski resorts, so you can see where Ski Denton State Park stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Ski Denton State Park 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 Ski Denton State Park. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Ski Denton State Park's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Ski Denton State Park around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Ski Denton State Park Terrain Overview
Ski Denton State Park has a total of 22 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Ski Denton State Park is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 75 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 30 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.3 square kilometers.
Ski Denton State Park's slopes see on average 100 inches (2.5 meters) of snowfall a year.
Ski Denton State Park Elevation
Ski Denton State Park has a summit elevation of 2,500 feet, or 762 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,850 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 650 feet (198 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Ski Denton State Park has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Ski Denton State Park Difficulty Level
36.3out 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
Ski Denton State Park has 75 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Ski Denton State Park is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 35% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 65%.
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 Ski Denton State Park good for beginners?
Ski Denton State Park 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 65% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Ski Denton State Park Location
Ski Denton State Park is located in the state of Pennsylvania, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Ulysses, PA.
Ulysses, PA 16948 USA
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Getting to Ski Denton State Park
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Ski Denton State Park), its coordinates of 41.19000, -77.21000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Ulysses, 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 Ski Denton State Park.
|Philadelphia International Airport||PHL||Philadelphia, PA||138 mi|
|Baltimore/Washington International Airport||BWI||Baltimore, MD||142 mi|
|Buffalo Niagara International Airport||BUF||Buffalo, NY||144 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 Ski Denton State Park.
|Williamsport Regional Airport||IPT||Williamsport, PA||15 mi|
|University Park Airport||SCE||State College, PA||41 mi|
|Elmira Corning Regional Airport||ELM||Elmira/Corning, NY||69 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Ski Denton State Park, 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 Ski Denton State Park.
|Ski Sawmill||Morris, PA||2,215 ft||37%||23 mi|
|Roundtop||Unityville, PA||1,400 ft||43%||38 mi|
|Whitetail Mountain||Mercersburg, PA||1,800 ft||41%||65 mi|
|Blue Mountain||Newburg, PA||1,600 ft||46%||72 mi|
|Alpine Mountain||Wellsville, PA||1,150 ft||39%||78 mi|
|Bear Creek Mountain||Macungie, PA||1,110 ft||36%||79 mi|
|Montage Mountain||Scranton, PA||1,960 ft||46%||80 mi|
|Jack Frost||White Haven, PA||2,000 ft||43%||81 mi|
|Big Boulder||Lake Harmony, PA||2,175 ft||31%||85 mi|
|Elk Mountain||Union Dale, PA||2,693 ft||48%||93 mi|
|Blue Knob||Claysburg, PA||3,172 ft||52%||94 mi|
|Eagle Rock||Fayetteville, PA||1,810 ft||28%||95 mi|
|Swain||Swain, NY||1,970 ft||38%||96 mi|
|Camelback Mountain||Tannersville, PA||2,050 ft||39%||97 mi|
|Liberty Mountain||Fairfield, PA||1,190 ft||36%||99 mi|
Ski Denton State Park Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,500 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,850 ft|
|Vertical Drop||650 ft|
(35% Beginner, 35% Intermediate, 30% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||100 inches|