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Jack Frost Mountain

 

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Trail Map
Trail Map
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Conditions
 

Transportation
Transportation
AIR TRANSPORTATION
Philadelphia International Airport
Airlines operating from Philadelphia include Air Jamaica, Air Canada, AirTran Airways, American Eagle, American Airlines, British Airways, Charter, Continental, Continental Express, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, Frontier, Lufthansa, United Express, US Airways, US Airways (Int’l), US Airways Express, USA 3000, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.
 
Newark Liberty International Airport
Airlines operating from Newark include Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Alaska Airlines, Alitalia, American, American Eagle, British Airways, Comair, Continental, Continental Express, Delta, Delta Express, El Al, EVA Airways, Express Jet - Continental, Frontier Airlines,Jet Airways, Jet Blue, Iceland Express, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, L'Avion, Lot Polish, Lufthansa, Malaysia, Miami Air (Charter), Midwest, Open Skies, Porter Airlines, Qantas, SAS, Singapore Airlines, Swiss, TAP Portugal, United, United Express, US Airways, US Airways Express, Virgin Atlantic and WestJet. 
John F. Kennedy International Airport
Airlines operating from JFK include Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, AeroGal, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aero Mexico, AeroSvit Ukrainian Airlines, Air Europa, Air Berlin, Air China, Aires, Air France, Air India, Air Jamaica, Alitalia, American, American Eagle, ANA (All Nippon), Arik Air, Asiana, Austrian Airlines, Avianca, Biman Bangladesh, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Caribbean, Cathay Pacific, Cayman Airways, China Airlines, China Eastern, Copa Airlines, Delta, Delta Connection, Egyptair, El Al, Emirates, Etihad, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, JetBlue, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, Lacsa, Lan Chile, Lan Ecuador, Lan Peru, LOT, Lufthansa, Meridiana Fly, Miami Air (charter), North American, Pakistan International Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Sun Country, Swiss International Air Lines, TACA International, TAM, Turkish, United Airlines, US Airways, Uzbekistan, Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic and XL Airways.

Baltimore/Washington International Airport
Airlines operating from Baltimore include Air Canada, Air Mobility Command, AirTran Airways, American Airlines, British Airways, Cape Air, Continental, Delta, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and US Airways Express.
 
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Airlines operating from Washington National include Air Canada, AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Continental, Delta Airlines, Frontier, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and  US Airways Express.
 
Dulles International Airport
Airlines operating from Dulles include Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Air Canada, Air France, AirTran Airways, ANA, American Airlines, American Connection, Austrian, Avianca,  British Airways, Continental, Copa, Delta, Ethiopian, Iberia, Jet Blue, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Open Skies, Qatar Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines, South African Airlines, Southwest Airlines, SAS, Sun Country Airlines, Grupo Taca, United, United Express, US Airways, US Airways Express, Virgin America and Virgin Atlantic.

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
  

From I-476 (PA Turnpike) Exit 95:
Take Route 940 East and follow signs 4 miles to ski area entrance on left.

 

From I-80 Exit 284:
Take Route 115 North, then turn left on Route 940 West and follow the signs to Jack Frost Mountain entrance on the right.

 

Lodging
Lodging
 
Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

 

Split Rock Resort & Golf Club

 

Offers a variety of room types.  Amenities include indoor pool, fitness center, sauna, spa, hair salon and restaurant 

Extra person charges may apply $135 and up

Mount Airy Casino Resort

 

Resort has 200 rooms with 25 suites. indoor pool, lake, nature trails, exercise and wellness center.

 

Extra person charges may apply

 

$99 and up

 

The Inn at Jim Thorpe 

 

 Built in 1849 and situated in the heart of Jim Thorpe’s National Register Historic District, the Inn .at Jim Thorpe combines old world charm with modern conveniences.  45 rooms and suites, some with microwave and refrigerator, free Wi-Fi, pub and restaurant on site.

Extra person charges may apply

 

 $85 and up

 

Holiday Inn & Suites Express

 

Convenient location, complimentary daily breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi and HBO, indoor pool and whirlpool 

 

Extra person charges may apply

 

$82 and up

 

       

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Dining

 

Harmony Vegetarian Chinese Restaurant

 

Piggy's

East Side Inn - located at 3224 State St.,White Haven, PA 18661
  • Many chain and family owned restaurants can be found in the Poconos area.

 

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2010 - 2011 Rental Equipment Rates
 

2010 - 2011 Lessons

 

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Jack Frost Mountain
Description:

With more diverse terrain than its sister mountain, Big Boulder, Jack Frost Mountain offers skiing and snowboarding for all abilities, as well as snow tubing, and snowmobiling. Lift tickets are reciprocal with Big Boulder Ski Area so you can ski two mountains for the price of one. Group rates are available.

Details:
DetailValue
Snow making percent100%
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma1
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double7
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Gondola
Lifts-Tram
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Funicular
Lifts-Other
Lifts-Total number of lifts11
Lifts-Total lift capacity
Trails-1-Beginner
Trails-2-Intermediate
Trails-3-Advanced
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park
Trails-6-Half pipe
Trails-Total21
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run2700'
General-Base elevation1400'
General-Vertical drop600'
General-OwnerPeak Resorts
General-Mountain rangePoconos
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds100 acres
General-Snow making coverage100 acres
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Posted

Pros: No lines, family friendly, well maintained, great staff

Cons: Older / Slow Lifts

Been coming to JFBB for many years now and it's always been a great time. Never really any lift lines even on weekends. (Maybe some on holiday weekends).

 

Lifts are a bit slow but the runs aren't long so it's not too bad. Good variety of trails and well groomed.

 

Has a good variety of easy runs so be sure to bring friends/family who are new to the sport to learn here. Classes are also well run and instructors are helpful.

 

Been coming for a long time and hope to continue to go in the future.

Posted

Pros: Top to bottom runs are an interesting switch, well groomed, friendly workers, reasonable price that includes night skiing at Big Boulder

Cons: Lifts a bit slow with odd unloading - too high.

First time at Jack Frost.  I would definitely go again.

 

Parking lot (we were early) gave good access to lodge by short walk.  $50 lift tickets on weekend is a good price for PA.  From my PA experience, Jack Frost is 3rd in PA for terrain (#1 Blue, #2 Camelback, #4 Elk, but I haven't skied everything in PA) but far less crowded and less expensive than #1 and #2.  Blue and Camelback can become real circuses with the crowds.  The top to bottom layout is a nice switch (something different).  They have free bag check so you can haul your stuff in rather than changing in the parking lot.

 

The trails were fun, well groomed.  It is early in the season so the steeps over on the East Mountain were a bit "half-piped" and icy.  I would expect that to be groomed out later in the season with more snow.  I expected a larger crowd given we had a snowstorm the day before but it was VERY cold so perhaps that kept some people home.  The beginners terrain is off mostly to itself which keeps the more interesting trails more open for the more advanced skiers.  I like that but by 2PM or so the beginners were getting braver and wandering to the east and the yard sale activity was picking up.  By then, as with most mountains, especially eastern ones, the runs were getting pretty peeled by boarders and were getting icy.

 

The lifts are slow, good loading (no long lines, 6 or 7 minutes tops toward the end of the day) but the unloading areas were odd in my experience - the chairs are very low against the snow.  You really need to be ready and leave your seat pronto upon arrival.   

 

The lodge restaurant was small but OK and reasonably priced by ski area standards.  They seem to allow people to brown bag and still sit in the restaurant area.  I like when hills allow you you pack in your lunch and use tables in the lodge but paying customers should be able to find seating in the restaurant rather than watching others haul out their loaves of bread and cold cuts and make sandwiches.  JMO.

 

All in all a good experience and I will go again when the opportunity arises.  

Posted

Pros: Good Snow, Trail Layout, Ski the Whole Mtn, Easy Access, No Crowds

Cons: Slow Lifts, Small Vertical, No Nite Skiing

Overall, Jack Frost Mtn skis like a mini Elk Mountain.  It has a skier's mountain vibe, which I totally dig.  The expert terrain on the west side of the hill is pretty good.  Lots of huge bumps and some steep pitches.  Also, they make some great snow there.  I just wish it was alitte bigger and that they had nite skiing.

Posted

Pros: The lifts are slow

Cons: The lifts are slow

All the local mountains that have new fancy lifts have big crowds to pay for the expensive fast lifts.  I rarely wait more than 5 minutes, with the exception of holiday weekends and when I arrive at the lift when the race team does.  Beat the crowds to east mountain in the AM.

Posted

Pros: Open ski terrain policy, top to bottom runs, manageable crowds

Cons: No high speed lifts, short (600') vertical

A small resort that caters more to weekenders than to day trippers.  Beginner runs are on the west side, with more challenging terrain as you move east, so you don't get a mix of beginners and bombers.  Runs are generally wide and top to bottom, without merges and 'upper' and 'lower' trails.  Open terrain policy (ski anywhere there is snow), the only resort like it I know of in PA.  Have some small but fun glades (with man made snow blow in them), and some steep but short head walls.  Snow making quality and grooming is the best in PA.  Lodge is good, but can get very crowded on holiday weekends. Crowds are manageable, with the ability to move to another lift if one gets crowded.  On non-holiday weekends there are frequently no lift lines on the east half of the mountain.  Boarders tend to go over to Big Boulder (passes are shared) where there are more terrain parks.

 

Drawbacks are that the runs are very short, the head walls get icy by late morning, and did I mention the runs are very short?  No high speed lifts, but with the shortness of the runs, they aren't really necessary.