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 pass 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 with with Ski Denton State Park.

Ski Denton State Park Lodging:

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 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Trails
Total Runs
22
Ski Lift
Lifts
4
Skier
Skiable Acres
75(0 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
N/A

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
2,500'(762 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
650'(198 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,850'(564 m)

Ski Denton State Park Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
34.9out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Ski Denton State Park can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. 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 level.

 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.

Skiiable Area 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 mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 35% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 65%.
Beginner
35%(26 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
Intermediate
35%(26 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
Expert
30%(23 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 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 nearby the town of Ulysses, PA.

Address:
Ulysses, PA 16948 USA
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Website:
dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/Dento

GPS Coordinates:
41.19000, -77.21000

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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Philadelphia International AirportPHLPhiladelphia, PA138 mi
Baltimore/Washington International AirportBWIBaltimore, MD142 mi
Buffalo Niagara International AirportBUFBuffalo, NY144 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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Williamsport Regional AirportIPTWilliamsport, PA15 mi
University Park AirportSCEState College, PA41 mi
Elmira Corning Regional AirportELMElmira/Corning, NY69 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Ski SawmillMorris, PA2,215 ft35%23 mi
RoundtopUnityville, PA1,400 ft41%38 mi
Whitetail MountainMercersburg, PA1,800 ft39%65 mi
Blue MountainNewburg, PA1,600 ft44%72 mi
Alpine MountainWellsville, PA1,150 ft38%78 mi
Bear Creek MountainMacungie, PA1,110 ft35%79 mi
Montage MountainScranton, PA1,960 ft44%80 mi
Jack FrostWhite Haven, PA2,000 ft41%81 mi
Big BoulderLake Harmony, PA2,175 ft30%85 mi
Elk MountainUnion Dale, PA2,693 ft46%93 mi
Blue KnobClaysburg, PA3,172 ft50%94 mi
Eagle RockFayetteville, PA1,810 ft27%95 mi
SwainSwain, NY1,970 ft37%96 mi
Camelback MountainTannersville, PA2,050 ft38%97 mi
Liberty MountainFairfield, PA1,190 ft35%99 mi

Ski Denton State Park Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation2,500 ft
Base Elevation1,850 ft
Vertical Drop650 ft
Trails22
(35% Beginner,  35% Intermediate,  30% Expert)
Lifts4
Skiable Acres75
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Ski Denton State Park Mountain Stats