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Ski the Best in Northeastern Pennsylvania
It’s never too cold for a little winter fun.
In NEPA, when it’s cold, we make the most of it. On any given winter weekend, you’ll find people on the slopes, on the trails, in the shops or reclaiming their childhood with a trusty sled on their favorite, local snow-covered hill. We love being outside. We don’t let a little winter stop us.
But when it comes to the most perfect day of winter fun, you just can’t beat Montage Mountain Resort. Located in the far south end of Scranton and only twenty minutes north of Wilkes-Barre, this popular ski resort has become one of the region’s most celebrated cold weather destinations.
There’s something for everyone at Montage Mountain.
From seasoned pros to fun-seeking families, Montage Mountain Resort offers a little something for everyone. Experience long, spacious runs over fresh powder. Grab your board and defy gravity at the terrain park. And glide down some of the longest snow tubing lanes in Pennsylvania. Montage features 26 pristine trails and over 140 acres of winter fun for everyone.
It’s a skier’s paradise.
There’s plenty of mountain for everyone. And if speed is your thing, look for Montage’s famous Northface slopes. That’s where you’ll find White Lightning – the 2nd steepest trail in the East, along with several other black diamond and double black diamond trails. For the less daring skiers, there are also 17 intermediate and beginner trails.
You can also learn from the pros at Montage Mountain’s popular Ski School. New skiers, rusty skiers or even the tiniest skiers are welcome. Brush up on the basics. Refresh those long-dormant slope skills, or just regain a little necessary confidence. The instructors at Montage will have you shredding down that mountain in no time.
Shred in style.
Add a little toe-grabbing and rail sliding excitement to your day on the slopes. Whether you ski or board, you have to hit up the terrain park. With a wide variety of ramps, rails, lips, and natural features, there’s no shortage of high-flying fun. The park’s design allows for continuous flow and lap after lap of jumps, grinds and sick slides.
Or just be a kid again.
Reclaim your childhood in the gigantic snow tubing park. It’s just like sledding on the neighborhood hill – just multiplied by a thousand. Snow tubing at Montage is one of NEPA’s most popular winter attractions.
Bring the whole family and enjoy 10 perfectly maintained lanes. And don’t worry about all that trudging back up the hill. Relax and let the magic carpet conveyor get you back on top in no time. All trails are lighted for cool, night time fun. And don’t forget to warm up at multiple, cozy fire pits.
Fuel up. Warm up. And catch up.
Put up the skis and meet back up with friends and family at Montage’s Slocum Hollow Bar & Restaurant. The modern ski lodge offers a warm, comfy atmosphere, a spacious dining room and a long, full-service bar. Sit down for delicious American fare like cheesesteaks, burgers and flatbreads. And grab a cold one form the bar’s impressive selection of local craft beers.
For quicker eats, stop by the Montage Mountain Resorts Food Court. From fresh, hot pizza and burgers to ice cream and coffee, you’re guaranteed to find something to warm you up.
Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!
Winter Kid's Carnival
Saturday, January 18
Enjoy live entertainment, carnival games, character appearances, Montage giveaways and so much more. Grab a youth lift ticket and stick around for a few hours of snowy fun.
4th Annual Splashin' With Compassion Polar Plunge
Saturday, January 25
Be brave. Take a dip in Montage Mountain’s icy cold pool for a good cause. This annual event raises funds for local individuals battling cancer. It’s free to watch and $35 to join in the chilly fun.
College Discount Day
Most Sundays and Thursdays — All Season
Just about every Sunday night and all-day on Thursdays, college students can enjoy the slopes for an unbelievable price. Just show your college ID and get a lift pass and rentals for only $25.
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Adult Race League
Thursdays – All Season
Every Thursday, between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m., teams of up to 15 skiers will battle for the best time on Switch Trail. Teams will be honored with an awards night and dinner at the end of the season.
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Carve 4 Cancer
Saturday, February 8
This all-day festival calls on skiers, snowboarders and supporters to help raise funds for the fight against blood cancers. The event will feature tons of winter fun and great local music.
Fireworks & Torch Light Parade
Saturday, February 15
Make your way to Montage for this spectacular night of live entertainment, giveaways and a lighted ski parade down Main Line. The evening will be capped off with a stunning, musical fireworks display.
Montage Mountain Open - Youth
Skiers aged 6-20 are welcomed to participate in this open-style race on the Switch Trail. Each racer will offer up their best of two timed runs. Sponsored prizes will be awarded in the lodge following the event.
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Montage Mountain Open -- Adult
Sunday, February 23
Grown-ups get their chance on the Switch Trail in this exciting race. Adults aged 21 and over compete for the best time on the iconic trail. Sponsored prizes will be awarded in the lodge following the event.
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Sometimes after a long day of shredding down the trails and over the rails, a long drive home is just enough to spoil your mood. Luckily, you’ll find these fine local hotels are merely minutes from the slopes.