White Haven, PA – November 2017 – Want to escape the hustle and bustle of the season and start a new family tradition? Celebrate the holidays on the slopes at one of Pennsylvania’s nineteen Ski Area Resorts. What could be a better way to reconnect with loved ones, then spending quality time together and creating life-long treasured memories. Ski resorts provide a magical holiday getaway with almost guaranteed snow, picturesque scenery and bountiful winter recreational offerings from skiing and snowboarding, to tubing and ice skating.

This holiday, the Pennsylvania Ski Area Resorts (SkiPA) are ringing in the season with a variety of jubilant events designed to cater to every age and interest. Visitors can look forward to dazzling holiday lights, gingerbread house workshops, torchlight parades, New Year’s tubing and ski parties, holiday buffets and even a chance to see Santa on the slopes.

Following are highlights of some of the 2017 Holiday Schedule:



  • Bear Creek Mountain Resort, Lehigh Valley

Sunday, December 3, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa

Santa will make an appearance at Bear Creek Mountain Resort again this year on December 3. The popular Breakfast with Santa event takes place in the rustic lodge. Families can enjoy a breakfast buffet including waffles with a variety of toppings, bacon and sausage and beverage, visit with Santa and the sights and sounds of the season. Adults: $9.50. Children: $7.50 For more information, visit, http://www.bcmountainresort.com .

  • Montage Mountain Resort, Scranton

Wednesday, December 6, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Annual Winter Holiday

Celebrate the start of Montage Mountain’s 2017-2018 Winter Season with a special annual winter holiday evening. Enjoy complimentary food and drinks until 7 p.m., and live entertainment until 10 p.m. The event is free to attend. Resort is accepting unwrapped toys to donate to Toys for Tots. For more information, visit, www.montagemountainresorts.com .

  • Blue Mountain Resort, Palmerton

Saturday, December 9, 8 p.m. - 12 p.m.

Ugly Sweater Party

Grab your friends and break out your best ugly seater for a festive evening of live music, food and drink specials and prizes at the Slopeside Pub & Grill. Anyone who dresses for the occasion will be entered to win lift tickets, swag bags, gift cards and more. Prizes, will be awarded for the ugliest sweater and most festive outfit. Free admission. Adults 21 and older only. For more information, visit,


  • Blue Mountain Resort, Palmerton

Sunday, December 10, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

2nd Annual Gingerbread House Workshop & Photos with Santa

Blue Mountain Resort is offering families a chance to dust off their creative juices and enjoy a fun afternoon of Gingerbread house making in the Vista Ballroom at the Summit Lodge. Guests can enjoy live acoustic Christmas music and even meet Santa Clause, too. Children 12 and under will receive a special gift from Santa. The resort staff will take photos, but families should bring their own cameras and phones as the staff does not have the capability to print or mail pictures. Cost to attend: $3 per person includes one hot chocolate bar visit per person, meet and greet with Santa and special gift and entertainment. Cost per gingerbread house: $20 for a complete Gingerbread making kit and above. Example: If a family of six wants to attend, the cost would be $18 to attend, plus $20 per house to decorate. For more information, visit,


  • Montage Mountain Resort, Scranton

Sunday, December 17, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa

Montage Mountain is hosting its 4th annual “Breakfast with Santa.” Round up the kids for breakfast, crafts, a photo opportunity with Santa and a chance to go snow tubing, weather permitted. *If the tubing park is open, each guest will receive one snow tubing voucher. Ages 12 and up: $20. Ages 3-12: $10. Ages 2 and under are free. For more information, visit,

www.montageresorts.com/events .

  • Big Boulder, Blakeslee

Sunday, December 31, 8:30 p.m.

NYE Celebration

Kick off the New Year at Big Boulder for a night to remember. Enjoy a torchlight parade starting at 8:30 p.m. followed by fireworks. Tube under the stars and fireworks. The first 200 people to purchase a nighttime snow tubing pass will get free s’mores. For more information, visit, https://www.jfbb.com/event/new-event-114/

  • Blue Mountain Resort, Palmerton

Sunday, December 31, 8 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

New Year’s Eve Tubing Party

Families looking for a fun way to ring in the New Year are in for a night of thrills with a special New Year’s Eve Tubing Party at Blue Mountain. Party incudes unlimited tubing, music with DJ, dinner, dessert and a champagne toast for guests 21 and up. Adults (21 & Up) $55 per person. Youth (20 & Under) $35 per person. Limited tickets available, so purchase early. For more information, visit,


  • Blue Mountain Resort, Palmerton

Sunday, December 31

Slopeside New Year’s Eve Celebration

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Blue Mountain’s Slopeside Pub & Grill. Couples can enjoy two package offers. Package One: Includes a five-course meal at Slopeside Pub & Grill featuring a special New Year’s Eve Menu and two cocktails: beer, wine or selected specialty drink. Dinner reservations only between 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. After dinner, the party continues in the Alpine Ballroom with dancing and a DJ. There will be a balloon drop, hats and noisemakers. Champagne toast at midnight (cash bar open at Last Run lounge) and Continental Breakfast after midnight. Cost: $75 per person. Package Two: Dance into 2018 at the Alpine Ballroom featuring a DJ, balloon drop, hats and noisemakers. Cash bar open at Last Run Lounge, Champagne toast at midnight. Continental Breakfast after midnight. Cost: $20 per person. For more information,



  • Roundtop Mountain Resort, Lewisberry

Saturday, December 9, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.


Roundtop is kicking off their Second Annual ULLR Fest in partnership with Troegs Independent Brewing and WPMT Fox 43. There will be a huge bonfire to appease ULLR, the Norse God of Winter. Enjoy a great selection of Troegs winter seasonal beers and food specials. Doors open at 6 p.m. Fire lighting at 7 p.m. For more information, visit,


  • Liberty Mountain Resort, Carroll Valley

Sunday, December 24, 5 p.m.

Christmas Eve Dinner

Celebrate Christmas Eve with the family at Liberty Mountain Resort in Ike's Chophouse. Enjoy the full regular menu in addition to a special Chef's holiday appetizer, entree and dessert. For reservations call (717) 642-8282. For more information, visit, http://www.libertymountainresort.com/liberty-mountain-resort/enjoy/event-calendar/christmas-eve-dinner-0

  • Liberty Mountain Resort, Carroll Valley

Monday, December 25, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Christmas Day Buffet

Make a new family tradition by celebrating Christmas Day at Liberty Mountain with a spectacular Christmas Day Buffet served at Ike's Chophouse in the Highland Lodge. The buffet menu features a large variety of courses. Reservations are recommended. Call, (717) 642-8282 to reserve a table. For more information, visit, http://www.libertymountainresort.com/liberty-mountain-resort/enjoy/event-calendar/christmas-day-buffet-0

  • Liberty Mountain Resort, Carroll Valley

Sunday, December 31, 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.

New Year’s Eve on the Slopes

Liberty Mountain is ringing in the New Year with late-night skiing and snowboarding until 1 a.m., fireworks at midnight and a variety of special events happening around the resort. Special Lift Tickets will be available from 5 p.m. – 1 a.m. and 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Adults: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m. lift ticket: $48. Adults: 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. lift ticket: $27. Kids (ages 6-12): 5 p.m. – 1 a.m. lift ticket: $43 and 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. ticket: $23. Children under five are free.For more information, visit,

www.libertymountainresort.com .

  • Liberty Mountain Resort, Carroll Valley

Sunday, December 31, 10 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Late-Night Snow Tubing Bash at Boulder Ridge

Tube in the New Year with a fun night of snow tubing complete with an all you can eat late night buffet, DJ, photo booth and fireworks. For more information, visit, www.libertymountainresort.com .

  • Whitetail Resort, Mercersburg

Sunday, December 31, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.

New Year’s Tubing Celebration

Ring in the New Year Adventure Snow Tubing Style. Round up your friends and family and celebrate at Whitetail. This year’s event will include a buffet style variety of pizza, chips, soda, hot chocolate and cookies. The party starts at 10 p.m. and runs until 1 a.m. Tickets include three hours of snow tubing and unlimited pizza buffet. Space is limited and reservations are required. Price is $44.08 per person for buffet and tubing, $19.08 per person for buffet only and $8 for buffet and kiddie tubing for ages two to four. For more information, visit,

www.skiwhitetail.com .


  • Seven Springs Resort, Seven Springs

Friday, December 1 through Sunday, December 3

Friday, December 8 through Sunday, December 10

Friday, December 15 through Sunday, December 17

Friday, December 22 through Saturday, December 23

Holidays in the Highlands

Holidays in the Highlands at Seven Springs has become a popular winter tradition. Guests enter through the tree-lined resort entrance where more than one-million lights brighten the night, then hop aboard the Santa Express Holiday Train to take a ride through the Holiday Village. Santa Clause is available for photos with the whole family and there is a craft zone to make special holiday creations. Grownups can find the perfect gifts for everyone on the list from more than 30 local craft vendors and listen as carolers fill the room with holiday cheer. After experiencing the lights, visitors can check out the special holiday concert line-up. The magical Holiday Village is open Fridays, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturdays, from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Holiday Light display is open from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., Friday through Sunday, November 24 through December 23. Admission to the Highlands is free. There is an admission fee for holiday concerts. Minimal fees apply for Santa Express Train and activities inside the Holiday Village. For more information, visit,


  • Mystic Mountain at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington

Saturday, December 3

Winterfest Weekend

Nemacolin’s Annual WinterFest Weekend is the Laurel Highland region’s premier winter adventure event. Take a jump into the snowmaking pond during the “Polar Bear Plunge” or watch the Torchlight Parade from the Apex deck. WinterFest has something for everyone and includes a full day of adventure sports, family fun activities, live entertainment, kids’ snow activities and more. For more information, visit, www.nemacolin.com/events.

  • Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Seven Springs

Monday, December 25, 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Christmas Day Buffet at Slopeside

Gather the family and leave the cooking to the talented chefs at Seven Springs this Christmas. Enjoy a traditional holiday dinner designed to please everyone’s tastes from traditional favorites and carving stations to tempting desserts. Reservation are recommended. Call (814) 352-7777, ext. 6000. For more information, visit, http://www.7springs.com/events/christmas-day-buffet/

  • Hidden Valley Resort, Hidden Valley

Sunday, December 31, 8 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Family New Year’s Eve Party

Enjoy a family-friendly New Year’s Eve Party at Hidden Valley. The Southbridge Room is the perfect place to ring in the New Year with fun for kids and teens of all ages. DJ Pat Flaherty will be spinning today’s hits. Admission to the party includes, party favors, balloon animals, face painting, assorted refreshments, chips and pretzels and confetti launch at midnight. Cost: $15 per person. Limited tickets are available. Order by phone at (888) 718-4253 or visit,



  • Hidden Valley Resort, Hidden Valley

Sunday, December 31, 9 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Hidden Valley New Year’s Eve Party

Ring in the New Year and dance the night away at Hidden Valley Resort as DJ Hank keeps the party rocking’ into 2018. Admission includes Hors d’oeuvres, two drink tickets, confetti launch at midnight and party favors. Cost: $35 per person. Limited tickets are available. Order by phone at (888) 718-4253 or visit,

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