Near Lackawaxen in the Pocono Mountains, the Ski Big Bear ski area at Masthope Mountain has 10 runs served by 3 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 400 feet.
To reach the snowboading at Ski Big Bear from 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.