Kids, Ski & Spa

Elk Mountain Ski Resort Fun for the Entire Family

November 4, 2012 by

Elk Mountain Ski Resort

Make Elk Mountain a family skiing adventure.

Elk Mountain Ski Resort is tucked away at the north edge of the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. ¬†Elk Mountain’s summit is 2,693 feet, the highest in eastern Pennsylvania, and the vertical drop is 1,000 feet.

This popular vacation ski resort started back in 1959, and since then has grown. Today it offers almost 140 acres and a terrain park that features elements ideal for both snowboarding and traditional skiing.

Elk Mountain Classes for Kids

Kids gain skiing confidence through kids programs.

Elk Mountain Ski School

Whether you’ve never skied before, or you have experience under your belt, the Elk Mountain Ski School can help you develop and polish your skills. Lessons are also available for those ready to experience the thrill of snowboarding.

In all, the school has more than 75 trained instructors on staff, but class sizes are limited to ensure individual attention and a quality learning experience, so be sure to plan ahead.

Elk Mountain Ski Lifts

Children must be tall enough to ride the chair lift.

Bring the Kids to Elk Mountain Ski Resort

The Elk Mountain staff extends their expertise to kids, too. After all, the perfect time to learn a new skill is when you’re young, and that goes for skiing. Elk Mountain programs are designed to help children develop confidence as they learn to ski. As a bonus for parents, it affords them a little free time to enjoy themselves without the kids.

Programs for the kids are separated into groups by age, starting with the 3-5 age group, with private lessons that last an hour. Classes for 6-7 year olds (Scouts) and 8-12 year olds (Rangers) learn how to ski with an emphasis on fun. For the 6-12 year olds, children must be tall enough to ride the chair lift.

If you’re interested, it is important to register and show up on time, because the kids’ programs are filled on a first come/first served basis.

Elk Mountain

Racing Programs

If you’ve ever watched skiers competing and thought you’d like to give it a try, Elk Mountain is equipped to stretch your skills with racing programs, mogul clinics, and other seasonal programs.

To find out what programs are being offered, you can call the Elk Mountain Main Office (570-679-4400).

Babysitting Services

Elk Mountain Ski Resort offers babysitting services on the weekends and for holidays on an hourly basis for children two and older who are potty trained. Make arrangements at least 24 hours in advance.

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