Elk Mountain Ski Resort, Union Dale

4.3
#4 of 21 in Winter Sports in Pennsylvania
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  • Great mountain with great customers and employees. Just enough people at the mountain "the way EVERYONE likes it" The same people come back year after year after year! Must be a good reason!!! Plenty ...  more »
  • Simply stated, Elk Mountain is stuck in the 1970 and is plagued by an owner who is nothing less than a crumudgeon, This guy has been in a battle with the adjacent housing development that feeds his mo...  more »
  • Great mountain, well maintained very friendly and pleasant staff. They have everything you would need from ski's to food or a cold beer.  more »
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  • I've been hearing about this place for 20 years, but never made the trip. Finally took my kids there for their second ever day trip, and everyone loved it. The bunny hill is great, except they really need some cargo netting to stop runaway newbies like my daughter from taking out people waiting on the lift line. The rest of the mountain, or at least as much of it as I got a chance to ski, was very nice. Much better conditions than the more southern mountains in the state, and given it was President's Day weekend, we really couldn't complain about the crowds. I read a lot about slow lifts, and they are, but it's all part of the experience. Looking forward to heading back soon.
  • Elk is a lovely mountain with some great trails. Its actually one of my favorites in the area. Having said that, let me explain why I'm rating them with 1 star. When out comes to night skiing, elk does not do all that it could to make the skiing experience awesome. I work during the day, so i mainly ski elk at night. I get out of work early enough to get there just before four. However, elk will not sell a night ski pass even a minute before 4pm. So I'm sitting around waiting instead of skiing. Which brings me to my second point. Elk closes some of its best trails (in my opinion) at night. If you start right at four you can ski one or two of them at most before they close them. That makes sense in December when it's dark before five, but in March they could leave those trails open a little longer for their customer's enjoyment. So consider those two points together. I'm at the mountain 20 minutes early, but i can't buy a ticket yet. So i spend those twenty minutes fuming as i think about how my favorite trails are open but by the time i can start skiing they wont be, and the rest of the night i will be limited to just the few trails they have lit . Next time i will spend those twenty minutes driving the extra distance to greek peak.
  • Great place for beginners and vets alike. My wife learned how to snowboard here, the instructors are fantastic. The lodge offers a good selection of beers and the food is very good as well. Gets a little busy on weekends but the longest wait I experienced was 10 minutes. Also if you like to ski or ride at night this is the place to do it, they close at 10:30pm!
  • I always have a great time skiing here. Start early on very well groomed trails . Plenty of lifts to get you to the top and trails for everyone , even a snowboard park. Go inside the lodge to warm up and grab a bite to eat or even enjoy an adult beverage, if your of age that is. A cool store for that equipment you forgot to pack and affordable rentals. This is a must go to place
  • Good trails, grooming and snowmaking was good after several days of rain. Staff is friendly and you can get your skis tuned or repaired. Their cafeteria food is overpriced with $5.50 for a very small bowl of soup as an example. You can bring your own snacks as they have a picnic area. I recommend this mountain as one of the best places to ski in PA. They do have a very old double chair in front of the lodge. It's rough getting on the chair. The other side of the mountain has a quad chair which is not high speed but is comfortable. The old lifts are the detriment of skiing here. Lift attendants do a good job.
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