Montage Mountain

1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton , PA (Driving Directions to Montage Mountain)
Last Updated: 8/23/2016 10:07 PM

Montage Mountain Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

Montage Mountain, located close to Scranton, Pennsylvania, is a ski resort with 7 ski lifts servicing 26 trails on 204 acres of skiable terrain. Montage Mountain has an interesting layout. Below the main lodge are the hardest runs, while terrain parks/halfpipes and easier runs are right above the resort. Montage Mountain hosts a number of amenities, including grooming, snowmaking, night ... skiing, ski and snowboard lessons and equipment rental.

Please note for Summer products:
(i) Montage does not own the water park; (ii) if Montage does not close on the purchase of the waterpark, they will refund all monies received from the sale of the 2013 water park passes; (iii) Montage is solely responsible for all obligations under the 2013 water park passes sold including the refund of the monies paid if the services are not provided.
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Montage Mountain Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Montage Mountain Operations

Status

Open for Events/Activities

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 7

Weekday Hours

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Trails Open/Total

0 of 26

Weekend Hours

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Montage Mountain Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

1,000 ft

24-hr Snowfall

0"

Vertical Drop

1,020 ft

Avg Base Depth

0"

Peak Elevation

1,960 ft

Montage Mountain Ski Pictures and Photos

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Montage Mountain Trail Map

Montage Mountain Reviews & Tips (25)

This was my 3rd trip to Montage. For a relatively small resort, they have very varied terrain that meets the need for all levels of skiers. The best part is warming up on green runs, moving over to blue runs for more speed and challenge, then heading down the hill for the blacks. It's a lot of variety in a small place. The lodge is lovely, the staff are pleasant and helpful, and it's never been remotely crowded anytime we went. I have gone both with and without my young children and it's great place for families. The stairs from parking lot to lodge suck, and the distance from the lodge to the lifts is also a pain, but otherwise, it's a nice place to enjoy a day of skiing.
Montage Mountain review written Mar 01 2016 - 07:53 AM
 
Audrey Intermediate Skier
It was a really nice experience. The view is spectacular. I love the learning trail. It feels very safe for the beginners. Staff is very friendly!!! I need to say, though, that this is more an expert mountain resort. The nice long slopes are diamond ones. So, if you are not a learning skier or an expert, this might not be for you. Overall, it was really cool!
Montage Mountain review written Feb 11 2016 - 10:31 AM
 
Carlos Rodriguez Beginner Skier
First time to Montage and really liked it. Nice runs on top for beginners and intermediates. Really nice blacks and double blacks on the bottom for more advanced. We are a mix of skiers and boarders and probably fall towards the advanced end of intermediate range. If your not real confident in your abilities the double blacks are probably not for you. Nice lodge - the best I've seen outside of Bear Creek resort in PA. Got a good deal on lift tix thru Liftopia. You should check Montage out. We'll be back.
Montage Mountain review written Feb 08 2016 - 11:19 AM
 
Jim, Luke & Tanner Intermediate Skier
We drove 3 hours to go here for the day since we have been here before and like it very much. The price was great for rental and lift tickets. Way less expensive than the ski areas near us. I like the beginner trails a lot since it has variety to it when there is sufficient snow for the trails that run off to the side.
Montage Mountain review written Jan 30 2016 - 02:43 PM
 
J.A. Beginner Skier
I had a nice day at Montage Thursday 1/21, considering the slow start to Winter here in the east. Very light attendance and I had the Northface almost to myself all morning. They were blowing snow and all but one of the advanced runs were open. The gun powder was smooth as silk on Smoke and Boomer. Two suggestions: 1) The lifts are slow and long term management should consider replacement with high speed lifts, 2) The lift attendants clearly weren't busy, but failed to clean the snow off the chairs, which would have been a plus. All in all, not a bad day.
Montage Mountain review written Jan 25 2016 - 10:05 AM
 
Powder Monkey Advanced Skier
Typical small town local (except newer) hill(1984)1st timer at the mountain Tues $19.84-$10 coupon $9.84 total for lift tix 9-5. Good challenging lower terrain. Slow lifts lower the value considerably. Great place to just ride the rails all day daydreaming your life away. Glade trail needs orange circles warnings for last drop back to trail. However made fresh tracks days after last snowfall. Brought lunch which is frowned upon with signage. I don't think they have an area for brown baggers, I'm a rebel so I ate anyway and no one seemed concerned on a tues. Beginners and even Intermediates stay away from ALL double diamonds no matter what your friends say or do, think for yourself. I've got 30 years and these are STEEP and probably more often slick/icy with harden bumps than they are soft/turnable. Always wear a helmet. Bar is very nice with many good diff beers. Great sunset down road out down mountain on way out. Overlooking where "The Office" was based is added bonus!
Montage Mountain review written Mar 12 2015 - 02:30 PM
 
GG Advanced Skier
Montage can be fun, but it can also be frustrating. In order to get to the blue and black slopes, you have to ride the very slow lift that goes to the beginner slopes and traverse across to the blue or black. If you have someone without their own equipment, be prepared to walk a long distance to get to the lift. We had a great day on Monday. Weather was great! Sun was warm and it wasn't busy so there were no lines which is good because ALL of the lifts are slow even the one that services the black trails. Our daughter is an early intermediate skier so it was great for her. Lodge is very nice with decent food although selection is limited if the restaurant isn't open.
Montage Mountain review written Mar 11 2015 - 05:47 PM
 
Stephanie A Intermediate Skier
Decent day considering it was 3 degress with -15 wind chill. Just have to stay covered. They definitely need high speed lifts. I spend more time on the lifts than i do on the hill.
Montage Mountain review written Feb 18 2015 - 05:35 AM
 
Ryan Intermediate Snowboarder
One of few eastern Pennsylvania places left who still offers NASTAR gate racing open to public, not to mention at great rates. Beware of outdated and slow lifts which may be done intentionally to discourage tourist overflow. There are no high speed ones here so cold days feel colder when you're getting to the top. Very clean lodge with the best bar out of all area competitors as far as decor, selection, and service.
Montage Mountain review written Feb 03 2015 - 03:26 PM
 
Stan Advanced Skier
Not the world's safest place to ski. Steep terrain, narrow and winding, and bad design in many ways, like a black diamond narrowing into a cat track that shoots you out sideways onto a double black diamond. We had one person go to the ER, which had 2 people from Elk and 13 from Montage, which is much smaller than Elk. That being said, the advanced/expert terrain is a lot of fun and much more varied than many places. Lots of talented ski patrol folks too. No water fountain at all and no water available till cafeteria opens. The endless supply of folks who start down a double diamond and then freeze when they hit the steep part provides endless entertainment on the lift - the terrain here is STEEP and if you head down the double diamonds you'd better be prepared, particularly if you stay to your left. The middle double diamond seems the easiest and had the best snow the days I went. If you walk from the parking lot to the lift and want easier terrain, go right as you face the top of the lift, go to the next lift on the right and take it up. You can get to the greens or blues from the top if you want. Didn't see airboarding but it sounds interesting.
Montage Mountain review written Jan 21 2015 - 04:17 PM
 
John Advanced Skier
It was over 20 years ago that I was last at Montage. My wife and the 2 kids went and we had a great time. Good terrain for all of us. Only downside was the 48 plus steps with all our gear and the kids from the parking lot. Next time we will probably park over by the lift by the parking lot and have the kids ski down to the lift and I will walk down to the ticket booth and meet them at the lift and when we are done take the lift back to the parking lot.
Montage Mountain review written Jan 08 2015 - 06:31 PM
 
Dan Advanced Skier
Avoid snowboarding/skiing when they make snow. The snow blast on the face resulted in low visibility (safety issue) and numbness of the face even with the goggles and face shield. Purchase the adult meal plan rather than lift only - the pirce is about the same.
Montage Mountain review written Jan 05 2015 - 11:23 AM
 
Mimi Intermediate Skier
I'm alway concerned for my little guy's safety no matter where we go. Their easiest greens are a little tough for the little guys. It's a big jump from there bunny hill that's my only complaint. Many considerate and able skiers around so I worried very little for any collisions skiing the greens and the blues with him. Good savings through liftopia. The food in the lodge was a bit pricey but expected. The lodge during lunch time was a little chaotic. The ski lift workers were friendly and helpful. The staff did a impressive job with their snow making. Overall one of the better places to go.
Montage Mountain review written Jan 04 2015 - 04:11 PM
 
Dad Skiing with 7 year old son Advanced Skier
Dec 30 was my first trip to Montage and I was delighted by what I found there. As a Marylander who lives much closer to Whitetail, Liberty, and Roundtop, Montage was twice as far as those other resorts but that was about the only downside to this trip. For starters, the value that I got from the Liftopia tickets was outstanding. The mountain is open from 8:30 am - 10:00 pm and the ticket is good for the entire day (not an 8-hour flex or separate ticket for night skiing like some other places). The staff there are very friendly and quite helpful. They even offer a free quick wax at the rental shop! My only complaint is that the parking needs some work and for those who need handicap access, I didn't see any way to drive down to the base. You have to walk from a gravel lot down several flights of stairs to get to the slopes. If there was another way to do it, it wasn't evident. Since snow is a rare commodity in the mid-atlantic these days, Montage was blowing snow 24/7 which made it rather challenging at night since my goggles kept icing over. There was decent coverage that afforded us a number of runs open with various degrees of difficulty. My teenaged boys enjoyed Montage and we left feeling quite pleased with the whole experience. One very nice feature about Montage is that it is surrounded by a number of mid-grade hotels (Hampton Inn, TownPlace, Staybridge, etc.) and a large outdoor mall with some great restaurants so it is very easy to go off the mountain midday, grab a bite or a nap or even a movie since they have a monster Cineplex there, and then return for several more hours of skiing. I don't know what Montage is like when it's busy but we had virtually no wait on the lifts and the slopes were not crowded at all. At night, it felt like we had the mountain to ourselves! I look forward to coming back with my children again.
Montage Mountain review written Jan 01 2015 - 09:23 PM
 
Greg Intermediate Skier
I have been skiing for 50 years and always enjoy Montage Mountain. With mountain divided into an upper easier half and a lower expert half with its own high speed quad lift we were able to get 6 runs an hour on very nice man made powder. We only had a couple of open runs, being the start of the season, but still were able to ski almost 24,000 vertical feet in the seven hours we were there. We had a great family time! The slopes were not crowded and the longest lift line was four people in front of us, so we had to wait about 30 to 60 seconds one time. We had a great time flying down the slopes and getting a quick ride back up.
Montage Mountain review written Dec 24 2014 - 03:12 PM
 
Gary Advanced Skier
First visit here for snowboarding. Loved the trails, especially the black diamond and double black diamond. As stated by others though, a little disorganized on the lifts and in the parking lot. Was able to get a seat right away in the bar area but was reprimanded for bringing food in. There were no signs that said otherwise. As far as the lodge goes, it was crowded but they all are when the kids are off from school. Its definitely worth another trip. Loved the discount from Liftopia, however, they couldn't find our reservation when we got there. Again, I chalk it up to disorganized staff.
Montage Mountain review written Feb 24 2014 - 02:37 PM
 
tyler Intermediate Snowboarder
no lines, great runs, awesome conditions, amazing fun
Montage Mountain review written Feb 21 2014 - 02:07 PM
 
george Beginner Skier
Great snow, good runs, great skipatrol. Disappointing: staff, overall organization of parking, traffic, lift lines, lodge, lockers I would consider this a day trip only
Montage Mountain review written Feb 19 2014 - 08:17 AM
 
Lynette Intermediate Skier
Mountain empty until lunch time on MLK weekend, no lift lines!! Fair conditions and grooming. Good mix of terrain for a PA mountain. I'd recommend for a day trip but not much more.
Montage Mountain review written Jan 20 2014 - 02:14 PM
 
Joe Advanced Skier
Liftopia says they have 50 inch base depth, meanwhile they have about a 2 inch base depth with mud and grass shining through all the trails. place was a mess.
Montage Mountain review written Feb 25 2013 - 10:58 AM
 
Kayti Intermediate Skier
THE INSTRUCTORS WERE VERY FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL. WE WENT SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING, AND PEOPLE IN OUR GROUP WERE AT ALL DIFFERENT LEVELS, BUT THEY HAD TRAILS FOR ALL OF US! WE WENT ON A TUESDAY, THE PRICE WAS INCREDIBLY LOW! IT WAS REALLY GREAT! ONLY PROBLEM: THERE WERE A FEW ICY PATCHES NOT ROPED OFF. HAD A FEW FALLS BEFORE WE REALIZED WHERE THEY WERE.
Montage Mountain review written Jan 21 2013 - 08:13 PM
 
KIM Beginner Skier
fun waterpark
Montage Mountain review written Mar 07 2012 - 06:41 PM
 
Collin Advanced Skier
Public Wi-Fi Access is not available, even for a fee.
Montage Mountain review written Jan 09 2012 - 06:50 AM
 
Karissa Beginner Skier
Sno Mountain has the least amount of coupons &/or discounts for adults beginner skier. It would be nice to see more offers on the web.
Montage Mountain review written Jan 24 2011 - 12:57 PM
 
Denise Beginner Skier
great snow conditions-----no one here on weekdays-- pack a lunch, food prices out of control
Montage Mountain review written Dec 21 2010 - 11:31 AM
 
john Advanced Skier

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