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Jack Frost Mountain Reviews

xjjon

Great mountain to bring the family

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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.
Knucklehead

Nice Mountain, Good trails for PA

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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...
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guitar73

Nice Little Mtn

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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.
handhdad

Jack Frost

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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.
c1er

Friendly small resort with challenging terrain

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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...
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