(file photo: Camelback Mountain Resort)

Pennsylvania Ski Areas’ $49 First-Time Program Returns

White Haven, PA – Eighteen ski resorts in Pennsylvania are offering first-timers the chance to try a new winter sport for $49, including a lift ticket, lesson and rentals.

(file photo: Camelback Mountain Resort)
(file photo: Camelback Mountain Resort)

Program amenities, such as a minimum age of participants and the lifts available, vary from resort to resort. While there are no blackout dates, the First-Time Ski/Snowboard Program is limited to five vouchers per purchaser, and quantities are limited for each resort. All participating resorts offer a choice of skiing or snowboarding.

Applications must be completed online at the Ski PA website. Participating resorts and applicable restrictions include:

Ski Area Minimum Age Restrictions
Bear Creek 8 Beginner Carpet Lift & E Lift Only
Big Boulder 9 None
Blue Knob 12 Under 12 must ride with adult
Blue Mountain 8 Vista, Valley East, Valley West & Carpets
Camelback 6 Learning Area Carpets, Sunbowl Lifts & Meadows Lift when available
Elk Mountain 8 Beginner’s lift only
Hidden Valley 8 Beginner carpet only
Jack Frost 9 None
Liberty Mountain 8 First Class Quad, Dipsy Quad, First Class Carpet only
Montage 6 Short Haul & Shuttle Lift
Mystic Mountain at Nemacolin Woodlands 4 None
Roundtop 4 – ski
6 – board
1 surface lift, 2 chairs
Seven Springs 8 Beginner lifts
Shawnee Mountain 6 – ski
7 – board
Beginner lifts and area only.
Ski Big Bear 7 Magic Carpet
Ski Sawmill 7 None
Tussey Mountain None Beginner slope & lift only
Whitetail 8 Lift Off, U-me, 1st Class Magic Carpet only


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