When do the Pennsylvania ski mountains open for the season?

PENNSYLVANIA, Pa. (WHTM) – The 2022-23 ski season is upon us, so get ready to hit the lifts at these popular Pennsylvania ski resorts.

Roundtop Mountain Resort

Roundtop Mountain will open for skiing and snowboarding on Friday, December 16, 2022. Roundtop hours of operation are:

  • Monday/Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m
  • Wednesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m
  • Saturday/Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m

Roundtop was purchased by Vail Resorts in 2019, so the mountain now uses the Epic Pass (daily pass or season pass). Epic Season Passes are on sale until December 4th.

Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Seven Springs, another mountain owned by Vail-Resorts, is currently set to open its ski and snowboard season on Friday, November 25, 2022. Seven Springs will be open during these times:

  • Monday to Friday from 9am to 9pm for skiing/snowboarding and from 1pm to 8pm for tubing
  • Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 9pm for skiing/snowboarding and from 9am to 8pm for tubing.

Jack Frost Big Boulder

Celebrate an Anniversary Season at Jack Frost Big Boulder (JFBB)! The start of this year’s season marks 50 years of operation for Jack Frost and 75 years for Big Boulder. Five new high-speed lifts (three at Jack Frost, two at Big Boulder) and four new trails have been added to honor this milestone. Jack Frost opens for the season on Friday, December 2, 2022 while Big Boulder opens on Friday, December 16, 2022.

Jack Frost’s business hours are:

  • Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m
  • Weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (holiday times may vary)

Big Boulder will operate from:

  • Monday to Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
  • Weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (holiday times may vary)

JFBB will also feature a schedule of live bands broadcast at both resorts throughout the season. Vail Resorts Epic Passes are also used at Jack Frost Big Boulder.

Liberty Mountain Resort

Liberty Mountain Resort opens its ski and snowboard season on Friday, December 16th. The Liberty is open:

  • Monday to Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m
  • Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m
  • Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m
  • Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m

Liberty Mountain Resort is owned by Vail Resorts and accepts Epic Day Passes and Epic Season Passes.

Whitetail ski area

Whitetail Ski Resort begins its ski and snowboard season on Friday, December 16th. The mountain is open:

  • Monday to Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
  • Thursday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m

Whitetail is owned and operated by Vail Resorts.

Tussey mountain

Tussey Mountain in Boalsburg began making snow on Monday, November 21st. An official opening day has not yet been announced, according to a post on the mountain’s Facebook page.

Blue Mountain Resort

As of November 21, 2022, Blue Mountain Resort has turned on its mountain lights and begun full snow production. According to a Facebook post, Blue Mountain Resort is expected to begin its season on Friday, November 25, 2022. The start date on November 25th is weather dependent. Both lodges will be operational on opening day.

Blue Mountain will also feature a new high-speed elevator called the Main Street Express, which will take riders from the base of the mountain to the top in less than five minutes and will be able to accommodate 3,000 people per hour. You can also enjoy “sonic tubing” after dark, with 46 lanes over 300 meters long, with music and disco lights.

Hidden Valley Resort

Hidden Valley is scheduled to start its ski/snowboard season on Friday December 23, 2022. Hidden Valley’s seasonal opening hours are:

  • Monday to Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
  • Thursday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (tubing on Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Tubing from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Tubing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Laurel Mountain Ski Area

Laurel Mountain Ski Resort, which features Pennsylvania’s steepest ski slope with a gradient of nearly 60%, will open its ski/snowboard season on Friday, December 23, 2022. Laurel Mountain’s operating hours are:

  • Closed on Mondays
  • Tuesday to Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
  • Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m
  • Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m
  • Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m

Laurel Mountain first opened in 1940 and boasts 761 feet of verticality.

Blue Knob All Seasons Resort

Blue Knob, billed as Pennsylvania’s highest driveable mountain, is scheduled to open on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Limited grounds will be open on November 23, the resort will close for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 24 and reopen on Friday, November 25 through Sunday, November 27 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm regular season hours for Blue Knob are:

  • Monday to Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m
  • Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m
  • Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m
  • Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m
  • Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m

Bear Creek Mountain Resort

Bear Creek Mountain Resort has not announced an official opening date for the ski/snowboard season beginning November 22, 2022. When the season starts, Bear Creek will be open daily from 9am to 9pm.

assembly mountain

Montage Mountain’s official opening day and hours of operation have not yet been announced as of November 22, 2022.

Mount Pleasant from Edinboro

According to the Mount Pleasant of Edinboro website, “We’re hard at work opening the season! We expect to open in mid-December!” As of November 22, 2022, no official opening hours have been published.

Camelback Resort

The Camelback Resort is scheduled to open “mid-December,” according to the resort’s Facebook page. As of November 22, 2022, no official operating times for the ski/snowboard season have been announced. Camelback Season Passes will be more expensive after December 15, 2022. Camelback is currently making snow.

The Camelback Resort replaced its Sullivan Express lift with a larger six-person lift called the Black Bear. Camelback’s Terrain Park has a new location with several new designs.

Adventures in the spring mountains

Spring Mountain Adventures in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania has not yet announced when they will open for skiing/snowboarding. However, once the mountain is operational, the opening hours are:

  • Monday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (doors open at 9:30 a.m., lifts from 10:00 a.m.)
  • Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (doors open at 3:30 p.m., lifts from 4 p.m.)
  • Saturday and Holidays (December 26 through January 1, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents Day) from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m., elevators from 9:00 a.m.)

moose mountain

Elk Mountain is scheduled to open on Wednesday, December 14 for the 2022-23 season. However, Thursday, December 22 is marked as the first official day of the season. Once open, Elk Mountain’s hours of operation are:

  • Thursday 22 December to Wednesday 28 December from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
  • After the first week(s) of the season:
    • Thursday to Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m
    • Sunday to Wednesday from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m

More places and mountains will be added as information becomes available

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