Blue Mountain is actually the home of the state’s highest vertical as well as the most varied terrain. So by the looks of it, you’re staring at one of the craziest adventures you’ll ever experience in here. The great about this recreation center located in Palmerton, PA is that it is close to major cities. It is only about ninety minutes away from Philadelphia and New York. Therefore, you don’t have to travel days just to enjoy the thrill of this wonderful place.
Where Is It?
Blue Mountain is located along the Kittatinny Ridge, which in turn is part of the far-reaching Appalachian Mountains. Basically, it is a close neighbour of the world famous Applachian Trail, giving quick and convenient access to hikers in the process. One of the best things about Blue Mountain is that you get a breath-taking and amazing backdrop of the entire Pocono Mountains.
This place was originally named as the Little Gap Ski Area when it was opened in 1977. The name “Blue Mountain” was eventually coined in 1989 to provide a better identification and symbolism for the enormous mountain highlighting the entire area. Today, it has 39 ski trails intended to provide utmost challenges even to those experienced ones. There are also 16 lifts to get back up.
Blue Mountain is famous for a lot of things, including skiing, boarding, and tubing during the winter months. But unlike most mountain ski resorts, they also have several non-winter adventures and activities. The list includes disc golf, outdoor laser tag, downhill mountain biking, high and low ropes challenge courses, adventure camp, zip lines, climbing walls, adventure parties, team building, weddings, corporate meetings, and many other special events all throughout the year. The place is literally the best place for a first-time wanting some unique adventure or for a family or group looking to promote bonding using adventures and challenges.
In Blue Mountain, your next adventure always comes as a surprise. That’s because there is way too many mountain adventures to choose from that you will keep yourself guessing all the time. You can kick start your day by biking down the mountain and then followed by conquering the climbing walls. You can try the zip lines, toss some discs, and blast your fellow adventurers with lasers.
Dining and Lodging
The kind of hospitality in Blue Mountain is unsurpassed. They provide not just high quality service but also delicious food. There are twelve winter dining locations with local lodging partners providing Ski and Stay Packages.