Split Rock Snow Ski Resort

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Split Rock Snow Ski Resort
United States

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About the Ski Resort

Split Rock Resort, once a hunting and fishing retreat, is now a four season resort. Located in the western region of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, overlooking beautiful Lake Harmony, Split Rock maintains approximately 500 acres and encompasses a wide variety of accommodations and recreational amenities. It offers a wonderful escape for a relaxing weekend, a corporate meeting or a fun-filled family vacation. Approximately 500 million years ago there was an ocean here and 400 million years ago, this part of the earth was a mass of convulsions, earthquakes and tremors. Approximately 300 million years ago, three glaciers slowly and formidably crept over the same land that is now Lake Harmony and the Resort at Split Rock. It is believed that the actual split rock, a large outcrop of red sandstone, was the result of the last ice sheet, known as the Wisconsin glaciation, which occurred about 70,000 years ago. A little more than 170 years ago, the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company bought 45,000 acres in the Pocono Mountains to protect its headwater rights to the Lehigh River. The development and transfiguration of the land began in 1938 when Robert V. White took over the presidency of the company. Mr. White realized the potential of beautiful mouton terrain naturally stocked with fish and game. Within 10 years of its opening in 1941, the lodge was one of the East's finest year-round sports resorts. With the demise of the coal industry, Lehigh Coal and Navigation lost much of its interest in the lodge, and it was sold to Treadway Inn in July of 1967. Treadway operated Split Rock until shortly after a devastating fire destroyed the major portion of the lodge on Sunday, August 23, 1970. In 1971, a group of Split Rock cottage owners formed Pocono Recreation, Inc. and purchased the Split Rock property from Treadway in June of that year. Pocono Recreation, Inc. constructed 50 rooms at the lodge and operated the property throughout the 1970s. On April 2, 1981, the stock was purchased by Jack and Barbara Kalins and merged it into their company, Vacation Charters, Ltd. Since that time, the lodge turned into a resort and more than $35 million has been spent on new facilities to accommodate the growing number of guests. The Resort at Split Rock is only two miles from the Jack Frost and Big Boulder ski areas.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: No
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Cross country: 5 km
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  85 %

 More Difficult:  40 %

 Most Difficult:  14 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  1,701 ft
Summit elevation:  1,951 ft
Vertical drop:  250 ft
Skiable area:  0 acres
Annual snowfall:  70 in
Snowmaking:  100 %
Number of trails:  6
Number of lifts:  2
Types of lifts:  1 chair lifts,
 1 surface lifts

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  No
Adaptive skier:  No
Nearby lodging:  No
Ski lessons:  No
Snowboard lessons:  No
Ski rentals:  No
Snowboard rentals:  No

Ski Resort directions

The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Airport is located 23 miles away. From there, drive N for less than a mile on the airport access road to I-81, drive 2 miles S to the I-81/I-476 connector and continue S for 1 mile, get on the I-476 turnpike and drive W for 20 miles, look for the access road to Split Rock Resort and follow it going SW for less than a mile to the resort.