The first glimpse of snow and our hearts with filled with joy. Winter months have become synonymous to vacations, Christmas, treats, and fun to all of us living in the city. We often like to spend days thinking about where to head this season of winter.
This winter, instead of sulking while suffering from cabin fever, go for a skiing trip. There is nothing better and more fun way to surprise your family and to make their faces beam this winter? A skiing trip is for the whole family and is sure to get all energy out of your loved ones.
Base Elevation: 1400 feet
Summit Elevation: 2000 feet
Vertical Drop: 600 feet
If you are a family person, and looking for a ski resort perfect for beginners and children, Jack Frost Ski Resort is the place for you. Established in 1972, Jack Frost Ski Resort is operated by Peak Resorts. Resort has been termed as the ‘Skiers Mountain’ by the snowboarders and skiers due to its easily accessible terrains and slopes. Since its inception, the Jack Frost Ski Resort has been offering a whole range of fun activities for its visitors.
Let’s take a look at what makes Jack Frost Ski Resort for an amazing experience and what all the Resort has to offer to you:-
Located in Kidder Township, Carbon County, near White Haven, Jack Frost is a Ski Resort based in Pennsylvania. Quite near to many prominent cities, they are just minutes away from many major highways. The Resort is located at a distance of 37 miles from Hazleton, Kinston, Nanti Coke, Back Mountain, Berwick, Scranton, Dunmore, Northampton, East Stroudsburg, Fullerton, Pottsville, Bloomsburg, and Bethlehem, thus connecting it to many major towns and highway stretches and quick to locate and reach. Its proximity to major towns and cities makes it one of the most easily accessible ski areas in the region; attracting tourists in large numbers every winter week.
The resort lays claim to a lift-served vertical drop of 600 feet. The base elevation at Holiday Valley Ski Area is 1400 feet high above sea level with the summit elevation at the height of 2000 feet. The resort experiences an annual snowfall of about 12 feet. Jack Frost Ski Area also features two terrain parks. Jack Frost is home to 30 ski slopes, making it at par with other big ski areas. Visitors can enjoy a whole range of snow activities in Jack Frost and have the best time ever.
The Jack Frost ski resort has a total skiable area of around 100 acres. The resort features a total of 20 runs. Out of these 20 runs, four runs are classified as being the easier ones; six runs come under the category of intermediate while eight runs score as the most difficult ones. The remaining two runs constitute the terrain parks. The longest run in the resort spans an area of 1 mile.
With total uphill skier capacity of 6000 persons per hour.
The mountains of Jack Frost Ski Resort and Big Boulder complement each other well and offer the visitors a Reciprocal Lift Ticket. For $ 20, you can avail the lift services of Big Boulder that features eight tubing chutes and only at a distance of just 6 miles from Jack Resort. With a Reciprocal Lift Ticket, you can also get two discounts on the same lift tickets.
At Jack Frost Ski Resort, you can book your lift tickets online. Not only you’ll end up saving your precious time as the online process is quite easy and quicker, but you also get attractive discounts as compared to when purchasing the regular tickets. When the lift tickets are purchased with the lodging package, they are offered by the Resort at the lowest pricing.
Jack Frost Ski Resort offers Season Passes to all its current and new members. The Season Snow Pass offers significant savings over purchasing daily lift tickets and relieves them of the inconvenience of standing in long queues. The members have the freedom to enjoy the mountains when their mood strikes at any time the resort is open.
To add icing to your skiing experience and to make it more pleasant and lovelier, Jack Frost Ski Resort offers the facility of renting equipment at the resort. The Rental and Repair shop at Song Mountain sets you up fully for a day on the hill with all kinds of rental equipment you need. Rent anything you need for skiing – be it skis, boots or poles at reasonable prices. The equipment rental cost for day skiing is $35 for all age groups and comes down to $27 if you opt for night skiing. If you are planning a ski trip in advance, and know that you’ll need to rent the ski equipment, you can reserve and pay for your rentals in advance to avail attractive discounts.
Afraid to ski as you’ve never done it before? Don’t miss out on all the fun and adventure just because of this. Jack Frost Ski Resort offers both winter and summer training, private lessons, group lessons, lift lessons, adult lessons and lessons for children.
Jack Frost Ski Resort has two inbuilt lodges for its guests.
The main lodge, which is located at the bottom of the Jack Frost Mountain. And the Lower Lodge which is located just at the lower part of Big Boulder. The base lodge holds a ski school, large rental shop, an adaptive learning center for disabled skiers, ski shop and a wide range of pub stops and eateries for visitors.
Other accommodations include:
Split Rock Lodge, is located just 3 miles from the mountain. Split Rock Resort also has an indoor waterpark, arcade, movie theater with state-of-the-art sound system, 8-lane bowling alley, and new releases. The Resort also features three different restaurants with a wide variety of options for eats and sweets. Room for two at this lodge comes around the price range of $150.
The Woodlands is another classic Inn nearby Pocono Mountains. The resort offers comfortable hotel rooms, a modern spa, and a pair of restaurants, which includes awesome Shogun sushi as well as hibachi room, and is located quite close to the Mohegan Sun casino at Pocono Downs. Let a day of skiing be followed by the casino in the evening for a full fun experience. Room for two at this lodge comes around the price range of $160.
Kalahari Resorts- Located near the Pocono Mountains, the Kalahari Resorts are the latest and newest resorts in the area. Get here to experience authentic African-themed cuisine and lodgings. The Resort also features a waterpark.
You can either opt for on-mountain dining or go to the nearby located restaurants and bars. Options for on-mountain dining include Café Frost, Jack’s Burrito Bar, Java Jacks and Jack’s Pizza. Nick’s Lake House on Lake Harmony, Boulder View Tavern, Robert Christians, Terra Cottage, Piggy’s, Murphy’s Loft, Papa Santos, Shenanigans and Bear Creek Inn are the local establishments near the resort where you can hang out in your spare time. These eateries offer top-notch cuisines that you can relish with your family and friends at the end of a thrill-filled day.
The resort pricing comes about $ 50- $ 80 depending on the activities you opt for, the number of lifts you go for. In this regard, Jack Frost Ski Resort counts as one of the cheapest ski resorts in north –eastern New York. For an adult, all-day lift tickets cost $50 at the weekends and $44 on the weekdays.
Apart from skiing, the 20 runs, two terrain parks and 12 lifts, Jack Frost Ski Resort also offers tubing, snowmaking, night skiing to the guests.
A skiing trip will not only get your adrenaline rushing to your blood and bones but will also rejuvenate to the core. The serenity and bliss you’ll experience while on the top of the mountain can’t be expressed just by words. You don’t return home with just some snaps on your camera but with memories for a lifetime and a huge generous smile on your face.
Go ahead, put on your warmest coats, pack your bags and come here for a beautiful and serene rendezvous among the hills.
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