Northwest of New York City and East of Scranton in the Pocono Mountains, the Ski Big Bear ski area at Masthope Mountain has 7 runs served by 3 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 400 feet. For the freestyle snowboarders in your crew, there is one terrain park to session. The best Ski Big Bear snowboarding is usually found during the months from late-January to mid-February.
To reach the snowboading at Ski Big Bear from NYC, head west on US80 for 36 miles to Exit #34B. Head north on SR15. Follow Route 15 to 206 North to the bridge crossing the Delaware River. Bear Right onto 209 North straight through light where Route 6 Begins. Follow Route 6 West approx. 12 miles to the intersection of PA Route 434 at the Exxon Gas Station. At the fork in the road, bear left and take 590 West. Follow 590 to Lackawaxen. Turn right after crossing the first bridge (Lackawaxen River)onto Masthope Plank Rd. At "T" turn left and go one mile to top of hill. At 4-way stop, turn right onto Karl Hope Blvd. Ski Big Bear is at the end of Karl Hope Boulevard.
Overall, Ski Big Bear is the 12th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 17 snowboarding resorts in Pennsylvania.
Local Contacts: Ski Big Bear (570) 226-8565; PA Visitor Info. (800) VISIT-PA.
Best Season: Jan. - Feb.
Average Difficulty: Easy
Base Camp: Mountaintop Lodge, Pocono Pines (570) 646-6636
Luxury Loding: Crescent Lodge, Cresco (570) 595-7486
Reference Source: click here http://www.ski-bigbear.com/
PDF Map: click here
GPS: 41.523468, -75.024877
Date Published: 12/29/2015
Date Updated: 10/11/2019
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