It’s almost that time of year again! Skis, snowboards, and snow tubes are coming out of hiding and once again making their rounds on America’s snow-covered terrain. During your visit to the Poconos, don’t miss your chance to conquer Ski Big Bear, one of the region’s most exciting ski resorts. This family-friendly mountain features over 18 trails and many other winter activities to keep you active and entertained. It’s the perfect destination to add to your list of to-dos during your winter break!
Ski Big Bear is just the beginning! Find out what else awaits you this season with our list of the best winter experiences.
What to Expect at Ski Big Bear
Located on Masthope Mountain, Ski Big Bear Resort offers many ways for you and your family to have fun together. Whether you are experienced skiers or fumbling beginners, there is a trail that caters to your skill level.Their activities also go beyond skiing and snowboarding! Other popular activities include tubing and dining in the resort restaurant!
If you are new to skis, there is no better place to learn than Ski Big Bear. Gentle slopes and knowledgeable instructors are provided for people of all ages. These lessons are completely affordable and will have you racing down the mountain like a professional in no time!
Check out these valuable first-timer tips from the instructors at Ski Big Bear!
Tickets and Rental Packages
If you’re ready to tame the mountain, take a look at the resort’s ticket selections and find the one that is best for you and your family! Military discounts are offered and children under 5 will receive a free lift ticket with a paying adult.
- Junior/Senior Morning Ticket (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.): $32 on Weekdays/$40 on Holidays and Weekends
- Regular Morning Ticket (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.): $37 on Weekdays/$40 on Holidays and Weekends
- Junior/Senior Full Day Ticket (Open-Close): $36 on Weekdays/$47 on Holidays and Weekends
- Regular Full Day Ticket (Open-Close): $45 on Weekdays/$47 on Holidays and Weekends
- Night Ticket: $35 on Weekdays, Holidays, and Weekends
Rental equipment is available to guests on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may purchase any of the following gear from the ticket office upon your arrival. Please be sure to rent a helmet!
- Full Day Rental: $35
- Night Rental: $28
- Helmets: $12
Best Resorts Near Ski Big Bear
Need a place to stay near the resort? Hawley has many ideal options for the perfect winter vacation. Here is just a couple you may love!
Silver Birches Resort: This vintage lakeside resort celebrates the joys of togetherness and family. The property is comprised of 13 historic structures, all beautifully renovated and ready to accommodate you. Whether you are on a family vacation or enjoying a romantic getaway, you’ll hardly find a better place to stay.
The Settlers Inn: If you love historic inns with bed and breakfast charm, The Settlers Inn is perfect for you. This 1920’s Arts and Crafts Lodge sits on six lush acres right beside the Lackawaxen River. Featuring 23 highly appointed guestrooms and a renowned farm-to-table restaurant, the inn has become one of the most sought-after accommodations in Hawley.
Don’t Forget to Stop By Hawley Silk Mill This Winter
Nearly 150 years ago, we were serving the community as a full-service silk mill. Today, we continue to benefit Hawley as a fully repurposed lifestyle center. Experience our one-of-a-kind destination that will leave you wanting to come back again and again! Find the perfect gift or souvenir from our boutique shops, enjoy a rejuvenating cup of joe from the cozy Cocoon Coffee House, or revel in live entertainment during Harmony Presents! There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy at our vibrant center. Discover our mill and what other activities you’ll find inside our doors!