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NEPA Ski History

NEPA and the Pocono Mountain region have been home to many ski resorts which haven't been able to stand the test of time. Check this out...

Alpine Mountain Skiing

NEPA ski resort Alpine MountainAlpine Mountain was a family-friendly ski area located in Analomink nestled in the heart of the Pocono mountains.

It was a casual ski area and a great place to learn to ski and board. Their trail map depicted a total of 21 trails for your skiing pleasure.

You can't help but have fun on a mountain with trails appropriately named Power Line, Downfall, and Dipsey Doo.

Alpine Mountain Ski Area closed their slopes permanently at the end of the 2015 ski season. unfortunately, the property has been sold with the plans of re-purposing.

Opened: 19?? Closed: 2015/2016?.

Sno Mountain

NEPA ski resort Snow MountainSno Mountain is under new ownership and renamed Montage Mountain. it is located just a few minutes from Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, Montage Mountain features a good mix of beginner and expert trails.

Montage Mountain took the reigns from Sno Mountain and underwent major renovation to provide good, solid skiing for Northeastern PA.

Tanglwood Skiing

NEPA ski resort TanglwoodTanglwood Ski Area Closed Tanglwood Ski Area is closed and definitive information on the future of this property is still unavailable. All signage indicating the presence of the ski area has been removed.

An auction took place on the property which is a clear indication that this site will no longer operate as a winter ski destination in the Pocono region.

Even though it is officially closed, we thought we'd give it a shout out as a tribute to what was once a great ski destination in the area. (Read more... ). Tanglwood Ski Area is located near Lake Wallenpaupack in Tafton, PA.

Pocono Manor Ski Resort

Pocono Manor Ski ResortPocono Manor

The entrance to the Pocono manor ski resort was from Route 940 and 314 in pocono Manor, PA.

Their advertised vertical drop was 250 feet. As for lifts, they had a rope tow and 1 t-bar. The old maps only show two trails, one beginner and one trail called the Minausin Run.

As for amenities, they featured the ski lodge with a rental shop, a ski school, and an artificial ice skating rink. They also featured skating on Lake Minausin, as well as a 1000 foot tobaggan chute and some sledding slopes.

Opened: 19?? Closed: 19??.

Buck Hill Ski Resort

Buck Hill Ski Resort PoconoBuck Hill Ski Resort

The entrance to the Buck Hill ski area was from Route 191 just north of Stroudsburg in Buck Hill Falls, PA.

The ski slopes were service by two Poma lifts. As for the amenities, they featured both ski instruction and a rental shop. They also had a skating rink listed as being 22,000 sq feet. They had both a ski club house with a snack bar and a ski lodge.

Buck Hill was one of the few ski areas to offer snowmobiling also.

Opened: 19?? Closed: 19??.

Hickory Ridge Ski Area

Hickory Ridge Pocono Ski AreaHickory Ridge

The entrance to Hickory Ridge Ski Area was from Route 191 about 7 miles south of Honesdale, PA.

They advertised a vertical drop of 365 feet. This ski area was seviced by two lifts, a double rope tow, and a Poma t-bar lift.

As for amenities, they advertised a ski school, a ski rental shop, and offered night skiing.

The trail names were: Chipmunk's Challenge, Nutcracker, Bucktooth Slope, Jake's Trail, Squirrel Slide, and Super Squirrel.

Opened: 19?? Closed: 19??.

Poco North Ski Area

Poco North Pocono Ski AreaPoco North

The entrance to Poco North was on Route 590, just west of Hawley, PA.

This ski area listed its vertical drop at 416 feet. They featured three lifts to service the slopes, a double chairlift, a t-bar, and a double rope tow.

As for amenities, they offered ski instruction, ski rentals, and a ski lodge with lounge and restaurant.

Opened: 19?? Closed: 19??.

Sno Hill Ski Area

Sno Hill Ski Area lake Como NEPASno Hill

The entrance to Sno Hill was from Route 191 or Route 247 in Lake Como, PA.

This ski area had a vertical drop of 450 feet. They service the slopes with 3 lifts, a t-bar, a double chairlift, and a double rope tow.

As for amenities, they listed ski instruction, a ski rental shop, chalet and ski dorm for sleeping, a lake lodge, lake skating, three food shops, and a tobaggon run.

The slope names were: Rifle Drive, Sunset Ridge, Hemlock Ledge, and Water Run. They also advertised a new north slope with ten trails for all levels of skiing.

Sno-Hill changed names at some point to Mount Tone and operated until about 2004.

Opened: 19?? Closed: 2004?.

Timber Hill Ski Area

Timber Hill Pocono Ski AreaTimber Hill

Located on Route 447, 10 miles north of Stroudsburg in Canadensis, PA. Timber Hill Ski Area had a vetical drop of 400 feet.

Skiing was limited to just a few trails, the ride to the top was provided by 2 t-bars and 1 Poma lift. They did have a typical ski school but they listed their school as an international ski school since they taught bith American skiing and Natur-Teknik.

As for amenties, they had a base lodge with cafeteria, a rental shop and a ski shop. They were the only pocono ski area at the time who were featuring homesites for sale on the property.

Opened: 19?? Closed: 19??.

Wolf Hollow Ski Area

Wolf Hollow Ski Area PoconoWolf Hollow

This ski area has its entrance listed as right off Route 80 in Delaware Water Gap, PA.

Wolf Hollow's vertical drop was listed at 350 feet and they serviced these slopes with a double chair lift and an 1100 foot t-bar.

As for amenities, they listed the "Top of the Mountain Chalet Base Lodge and Cafeteria" as well as a certified ski school, ski rental shop, tobagganing, sledding and ice skating.

Opened: 19?? Closed: 19??.

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