Elk Mountain Ski Resort, is a skier’s ski area. For 60 years, Elk has steadily, almost quietly, built a reputation for serious, high quality skiing. It’s long been the local’s choice but has also garnered a loyal following among ski enthusiasts throughout the East Coast. Hotel Anthracite is the closest full-service hotel to the slopes at Elk Mountain. Plan a winter getaway to go skiing in Northeast PA.
Above the Rest
Elk Mountain is distinguished as one of the first commercial ski resorts in the state. It also boasts the highest altitude slopes in Pennsylvania. Those who make the trek to the mountain in Susquehanna County will find 180 pristine acres to explore and a snow-covered playground that features 27 trails and two terrain parks.
Carve Your Own Path
Trails are designed to offer challenging opportunities and a fun experience for skiers and snowboarders of every ability. There are green, blue and black diamond runs with 25 percent of the terrain labeled for beginners, 35 percent for intermediate skiers and 40 percent at the expert level. Little Foot and Stompin’ Grounds are the terrain parks built for skiers and snowboarders. Fun and exciting features change frequently to keep things fresh for riders.
Elk Mountain Ski Resort is frequently recognized for its commitment to grooming and snow-making. While the area averages five feet of fresh powder per season, it is enhanced by round-the-clock snowmaking when conditions permit. The ski resort boasts state-of-the-art snowmaking technology. A complete snowmaking overhaul in 1999 has been followed by continual updates. In fact, the resort’s snowmaking investments now exceeds $10 million.
Make Some Noise
Visitors to Elk Mountain Ski Resort appreciate the serene, unspoiled experience. With so much space, skiers are able to spread out and enjoy trails that are uncrowded and scenic. Much of the mountain’s beauty is thanks to a robust tree planting program. Nearly 30,000 White and Norway Spruce have been planted since the program’s inception. Several publications have taken notice of Elk Mountain’s offerings. Accolades include Best Overall Mountain in the Mid-Atlantic Region as well as inclusion in Ski Magazine’s Top 10 Places to Ski in the East. Elk Mountain Ski Resort was also named one of Snow East Magazine’s favorite resorts. Ski Magazine also included Elk Mountain in its listing of “Six Unsung Heroes” a roundup of hidden gems in skiing.
Fuel Your Adventure
Equal care is taken to enhance the visitor experience indoors. Winter Garden Restaurant offers a sophisticated dining experience at the base of the mountain. Enjoy a meal of winter favorites in the dining room or cocktails at the cozy bar. The Mountain Cafeteria offers family-friendly dining featuring hearty snacks, sandwiches and treats. Stop in the Ski Shop to find the most popular brand of ski equipment, clothing and accessories.
Sharpen Your Skills
Ski school is taught by a staff of over 75 trained instructors. Programs and lessons are available for children and adults who want to fine tune their skills or may be new to skiing or snowboarding. Childcare is available for children two and over on weekends and holidays. Parents can hit the slopes while their little ones are supervised and entertained.
Take advantage of our Stay and Ski Package. Tailor a ski vacation to meet your needs and enjoy the ultimate in hospitality. The package includes lift tickets to Elk Mountain so you can spend your day on the slopes and return to Hotel Anthracite for an unforgettable meal at Kōl Steakhouse and guestrooms that surround you in luxury. Check availability and book your winter holiday today.