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- Category: Ski Area Press Releases
- Created on Thursday, 02 December 2010 13:00
Our expert snowmaking team made approximately 3 inches of fresh new snow last night to kick off the winter season. This photo is from 8 am today. The forecast calls for continued cold weather and we will make snow whenever the temperatures permit. Check out our live webcams to see the progress for yourself. Sign up for our e-mail newsletter at www.skiroundtop.com to stay up to date on snowmaking progress and opening information.
- Category: Ski Area Press Releases
- Created on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 06:45
Ski Big Bear is Family Friendly and Affordable!
Lackawaxen, PA, October 28, 2010. Frost will be hitting the pumpkins and parents will be looking for a winter activity that will get the kids out of the house, having fun and burning some energy. Skiing is a wonderful winter sport that is fun for the whole family and Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain in Lackawaxen is right in your backyard. Ski Big Bear has affordable, family friendly season pass and rental options that will make winter much more enjoyable for Mom and Dad.
Any Night Season Passes are valid from 4pm – 9pm any night Ski Big Bear is open beginning December 26. Single Night Season Passes are valid from 4pm – 9pm on Friday or Saturday Night beginning January 7 or 8. Unlimited Season Passes are valid anytime Ski Big Bear is open. Purchase passes by November 15 and save $50 off the regular unlimited season pass price. Season Passes range from $105 - $235 depending on the option that is right for your family (remember to purchase by November 15 to take advantage of the discounted prices on all the season pass options).
Season rentals are a great option for families. They save you time in the rental lines and are more economical than renting each time you ski/snowboard. If you have growing children, we can accommodate their growing feet throughout the season with no additional charge. As your skiing improves, you may want to increase the length of your skis and that is not a problem with our season rental program. Season ski/snowboard rentals range from $75 - $125 plus tax.
Ski Big Bear has events throughout the season that each member of the family will enjoy. Kids can show off their talents at Rail Jams on Friday nights. Mom can connect with other Mom’s by joining our Ski Mom’s program. Dad can test out his racing skills during the Sunday Race Program. Our annual Winter Carnival takes place on January 30 and is perfect for the entire family. Activities include ski/snowboard races, scavenger hunt, lunch tray races, toboggan rides and more. Ski Big Bear is the great place for families to stay connected during the winter season.
Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain is open for skiing, snow tubing and snowboarding December 18 (weather permitting) until mid-March. Visit www.ski-bigbear.com and check out our live web cam, conditions, hours, news/events and more. Season passes and season rentals are on sale now and additional information is available at http://www.ski-bigbear.com or by calling 570-685-1400. The Mountain Top Village, all built over the last 5 years, includes a country store, skier services building and beautiful 25,000 square foot lodge that is home to a great variety of food and beverage services.
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Ski Big Bear
HC1-1A353/Karl Hope Boulevard
Lackawaxen, PA 18435
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- Category: Ski Area Press Releases
- Created on Friday, 22 October 2010 18:12
HIDDEN VALLEY LOOKING FORWARD TO WINTER SEASON
Resort continues improvements and prepares for the upcoming winter.
Hidden Valley, PA – After the incredible snowfall last year, Hidden Valley Resort is excited to welcome the arrival of winter – which is coming quickly! The resort has made improvements and added services to further enhance their guests’ experience.
An addition that will significantly improve the first time skiers’ experience is a new secluded beginner’s teaching area. This new development is located at the base of the slopes, adjacent to the Ski Lodge, where the former maintenance building once stood. Serviced by a new conveyor lift, this area will be contoured with a 7-8% grade which is ideal for teaching beginner skiers. Along with the new teaching area, Wintersports U, the Hidden Valley Ski and Snowboard School, will be introducing Smart Start, a new three step program designed to help shorten the learning curve for people skiing for the first time. This graduated learning process is designed to take guests from their first trip through the rental shop, to on the snow in the new teaching area, to their first chair lift ride ending with making turns and exploring the entire mountain. “Many people take their first ski trip and opt not to take lessons,” commented Robert Duppstadt, resort spokesperson. “The Smart Start program and similar lessons will significantly improve anyone’s first experience on the ski slopes by providing innovative options to those just starting their skier lifestyle.”
Hidden Valley has also added new children’s Dalbello ski boots and Elan skis to the rental fleet. This will help accommodate the increasing number of families who have been experiencing the resort’s comfortable environment.
Another change for the 2010-2011 season to allow more flexibility for guests is affordable all-day pricing for ski/snowboarding tickets. The resort will offer tickets for two sessions daily. The day session ticket will be valid from open to close, and a night session ticket will be valid from 4 p.m. until close. “In the past, days were divided into three different sessions. Families were often scrambling to get everything together and to the mountain by a certain time in order to maximize fun for their dollar,” said Duppstadt. This year people can purchase a ticket that allows them to ski from open to close for roughly the same price as the day or twilight session of the past. “This should eliminate any inconvenience involved in trying to be at the lodge at one specific time and free up families to enjoy the mountain at their own pace.”
To help accommodate the growing popularity of snow tubing, additional chutes will be added to the snow tubing hill, and the vehicle parking area has been doubled in size. The additional parking will serve as an added convenience to the guests of Falling Leaf Restaurant and the Black Diamond Pub.
The many fans of Glacier’s Pub are going to be very excited when they experience the new and improved version of their favorite hangout. The popular lounge has been relocated to the Plaza level, allowing for additional seating and space to enjoy the incredible view of the slopes from inside the warm and cozy pub.
The resort continues to improve the overnight guests’ experience. This year new key lock and security system doors and complimentary wireless internet service were installed in all units of the Four Seasons Lodges. Guests also now have the opportunity to make lodging reservations on-line through the resort’s web site.
A new seasonal locker room and more preferred parking spots have been added. The locker room offers the luxury and security of stowing your ski and snowboard equipment close to the slopes between visits, and the preferred parking ensures a short walk to the slopes all winter long.
About Hidden Valley Resort
Located in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, Hidden Valley Resort is a year-round destination surrounded by beautiful state forests and parklands with activities for all ages. The family resort offers a host of recreational amenities including skiing, snowboarding, a snow tubing park, a championship golf course, a sports club, retail, spa facilities and 20 miles of hiking and biking trails. The resort is also home to 1,200 homes, condominiums and townhomes. For information or to sign up for E-newsletters from Hidden Valley, please visit www.hiddenvalleyresort.com