HOURS AWAY, WORLDS APART: WHERE TO SKI JUST OUTSIDE PHILLY

Bear-creek

Living in Philadelphia? Hoping to get away for a day or five? Looking for fresh powder?

Now’s the time to plan a trip to a nearby ski resort. And whether you’re taking the whole crew for an easy-going family adventure or traveling with friends in need of a serious athletic challenge, there are plenty of places to choose from.

And now’s the time to do it.

So book your 10- or 15-passenger Ford van, make some reservations and get ready for the time of your life.


SPRING MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES
SPRING MOUNT, PA

33.5 miles outside Philly, minutes from the Lansdale Exit off the Turnpike, Spring Mountain Adventures awaits—with skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, and zipline canopy tours for the whole family.

With eight slopes for beginners and four for pros, there’s a little something for everyone. Meanwhile, after-school programs for the little ones and discount days for the not-so-little ones help you get more bang for your buck.

 


 

BEAR CREEK MOUNTAIN RESORT
LEHIGH VALLEY, PA

58 miles outside Philly, the Bear Creek Mountain Resort offers 86 acres of slopes, trails and terrain parks. From skiing and snowboarding to spa getaways and fine dining, the resort prides itself on premium experiences that run the full gamut.

Whether you’re hitting the slopes or the spa, you’ll find everything you need and want at this four-season gem—including indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, an outdoor food trailer that serves hot food throughout the ski season and jaw-dropping views of scenic Berks County, Pennsylvania.

 


 

BLUE MOUNTAIN RESORT
PALMERTON, PA

78 miles outside Philly, you’ll find Blue Mountain Resort—with plenty of skiing for beginners and intermediate skiers and a 1,082-foot vertical drop (the highest of any ski resort in PA) for the pros.

The resort offers 40 ski trails, five terrain parks, 34 tubing lanes and 16 lifts that span 164 acres of land alongside the Pocono Mountains. And with one of the largest snowmaking systems on the East Coast, it’s more than ready to accommodate all your skiing needs.

You don’t have to travel far outside Philly to find fun on the slopes. You do, however, need to plan ahead. Reserve your 10- or 15-passenger Ford van today—and prepare to make some memories.

 


No matter where in New England you travel, you’re in for a treat. The views, the fresh air—it’s only a van trip away.