Yes, winter is coming. Winter is the perfect season which brings out the best in everybody. In the words of John Steinbeck, “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness”, it emphasizes on the fact that every season orchestrated by our Almighty plays different roles for different people. Winters are the perfect occasion to fulfill long-held desires without having to fear what the outcome would be, because of the calming atmosphere that prevails. Now, what is the thing that we most often associate with the winters? Skiing! That is right! Out comes all the equipment and gear to enrich your skiing experience as you get to enjoy the breath of fresh air cascading down the slope of snow-covered mountains. The beauty of the sun shining above the mountains while you standing there to witness God’s awe-inspiring is inexpressible.
Base Elevation: 600 feet
Summit Elevation: 1250 feet
Vertical Drop: 650 feet
The approaching winters are the perfect indication to take a vacation. Work and responsibilities leave you disgruntled with life, but a short break with loads of fun is a sure remedy to cheer you up. Now, if you are all up for the frenzy, just make your way to the Ski Big Bear, skiing and snowboarding resort, which guarantees unlimited fun and adventure during your stay. It is located in 192 Karl Hope Blvd. Lackawaxen, PA 18435 and is owned by the property owners of the Masthope Mountain Community while being managed by Recreation Management Corporation. Members of the Masthope Mountain Community are rewarded with complimentary skiing passes by signing a waiver of liability at the beginning of each season. In other words, it is just the place for you and your family to explore the wilderness and serene of nature while engaging in fun-filled snow sports and exciting activities.
Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain offers several ski and stay packages in order to provide a complete experience for the visitors. The package includes a two-night stay at one of the spacious queen rooms, continental breakfasts for each morning and two-day lift tickets. The packages price is stated at $359 for weekends and holidays and $299 for weekdays. There are several other packages which help you to choose one suiting to your benefit. Regarding the exact details and about the other packages, you can refer to the official website of Ski Big Bear Resort. You can also relish some lip-smacking delicacies at the various eateries here at the resort, with your family and friends.
Irrespective of whether you are a pro or a beginner, everyone needs some extra practice before you start flaunting your skills. Ski Big Bear offers extensive ski lessons for you to brush up on your skills while you embark on your thrilling experience and before you know it, you will find yourself sliding down the Pocono Mountains! Along with the lodging details mentioned above, the package includes two-day lift tickets, two-day equipment rentals (including helmet) and two one-hour private lessons. The price is settled at $675 for weekends and $605 for weekdays.
Tubing does not need any introduction but for the first-timers out there- It is a form of recreational activity which involves a person riding on the inner side of a tube and gliding down the mountains and since its winters, tubing is performed on snow. The resort offers tubing tickets at $25 and is sold in two-hour sessions. The prerequisite for these tubing sessions is that every individual must be at least 42” tall and is required to sign a waiver. All the information regarding the hours and sessions as well as the purchase of tickets is available online.
All guests and visitors are expected to have lift tickets to explore the mountains. People availing lessons are also required to possess lift tickets. Any child who is five years old or younger is not required to purchase a lift ticket as they would be provided with a complimentary lift ticket. Regular morning tickets cost $37 on weekdays and $47 on weekends. Regular full day tickets are priced at $45 for weekdays and $59 for weekends. All other forms of tickets are available on the website for your better understanding.
Rental equipment is a must-have for all you ski-freaks, and in fact, it is one of the essential elements to proper and safe skiing. They are available on first come, first, serve basis and are distributed at the ticket counter while the equipment must be collected from the rental shop. A full day rental package costs $35 and a full night rental package costs $28. An additional $12 is purchased for helmets. It is extremely imperative that all skiing equipment must be fit according to the accurate height, weight and age and skier type for better adjustment of bindings which is a foremost safety measure for all the people purchasing the rental packages.
Unlimited season passes are valid throughout the time Ski Big Bear remains open. The regular price of an unlimited season pass is $325. A child no more than five years of age is awarded a complimentary season pass if a parent purchases such a ticket. Night passes are valid from 4 pm until 9 pm and the regular price of night passes is stated at $200 with an additional complimentary day of skiing on Sunday, 8th January 2017. Rental packages are also available for $20 every individual who has availed season passes so as to save money on rental equipment.
So now that you have gathered all the information, start making plans on all the fun ways to enjoy your holidays along with your family and friends. Even if you are not inclined on experimenting with these activities and may just want to laze around all day during your vacation, just relax and breathe and immerse yourself in the spectacular beauty of the surrounding mountains here at Ski Big Bear. Go ahead, visit Masthope Mountain with your family and friends and make the most of this winter season. With so much on offer, you cannot afford to miss out on visiting this place!
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