the 10 best skiing/snowboarding/tubing mountains near Bucks County & Philadelphia

Snowsports enthusiasts wait all year long for the winter to come. Hidden right under our noses in Bucks County & Philadelphia are a number of exceptional winter sports mountains! These mountains and resorts are guaranteed to entertain you and your families with everything from skiing trails, tubing, water parks, indoor and outdoor dining, and overnight resorts. Here’s our list of the best skiing, snowboarding, and tubing mountains within driving distance from Bucks County and Philadelphia.

Here are the 10 best skiing, snowboarding, and tubing mountains near Bucks County & Philadelphia

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(Lehigh Valley)

Bear Creek Mountain Resort is a four-season destination resort located within a short drive from Philadelphia, New York, Washington D.C., and Baltimore.  Bear Creek offers a premium experience that includes skiing, snowboarding, tubing, spa getaways, hotel stays, dining, or special events.  



Blue Mountain Resort is home to PA’s highest vertical at 1,082 feet, the most varied terrain, and some of the longest runs in PA! With 40 trails including 14 beginner, 6 intermediate, 11 expert, 4 expert, and 5 terrain parks, there’s something for every level of skier and rider.


(Spring Mount, PA)

Experience skiing, snowboarding & ice skating all in one location. Spring Mountain Adventures, located in Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, is just minutes from the Lansdale Exit (#31) of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.



Eagle Rock mountain has 12 lighted slopes ranging from beginner to most difficult, which offer picturesque views of the Blue Mountain terrain. The professionally certified ski instructors can assist in private or group lessons, as well as expert snowboard instruction.



With over 27 different trail options, Montage Mountain Resorts satisfies all skiers and snowboarders, from beginners to experts. The mountain offers over 140 skiable acres, full mountain night skiing, and perfect valley views. Season memberships along with daily passes are available in person and online.



Nestled in the Pocono Mountains just a few hours from New York City and only an hour or so from Philly, the mountains of Jack Frost and Big Boulder complement one another nicely. Jack Frost and Big Boulder have long been considered the best winter sports mountains. Located in the Poconos, both mountains combined have a total of 35 trails of all skill levels serviced by 22 ski lifts. With a plethora of skiing and snowboarding trails along with cozy lodging, Jack Frost Big Boulder is the ultimate winter trip.



The 2,133-foot high Camelback Mountain is part of the Big Pocono State Park in the Pocono Mountains, about 15 miles from the Delaware Water Gap. It is the highest mountain in the Poconos. The mountain is best known for the ski resort and waterpark on its northern slopes. Camelback Mountain is the place if you’re looking for a winter getaway. Boasting 39 skiing trails, a top-level resort, tubing lanes, an indoor waterpark, and a plethora of dining options, Camelback is all you could ask for in mountain resort. 



Roundtop Mountain Resort offers 16 trails for patrons’ enjoyment that are serviced by 9 chairlifts. The longest run at Roundtop is an impressive 4,100 feet. On top of the trails that Roundtop offers, there are plenty of other activities offered including tubing and paintball in the warmer seasons. 


(East Stroudsburg)

Located in East Stroudsburg, PA, The Shawnee Mountain Ski Resort provides trails and snow tubing for the enjoyment of all, including families. With rentals and lessons available, the Shawnee Mountain Ski Resort is the perfect place for both those new to snowsports and enthusiasts.