New Running Camp, Bike Park, Summit Adventure Park and Camping/Glamping
PALMERTON, Penn. – Exciting and much anticipated news for outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers, families and campers is that Blue Mountain Resort, located in the foothills of Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, has set dates for spring openings of its world-class downhill mountain bike park and Summit Adventure Park for mid-May. New this year is Blue Mountain’s inaugural Trail Running Camp for runners of all skill levels, taking place from Friday, April 29, through Sunday, May 1. The resort’s camping and glamping facilities will open to the public Sunday, May 1.
Blue Mountain Resort’s Inaugural Trail Running Camp
Friday, April 29, through Sunday, May 1
The resort’s inaugural Trail Running Camp will kick off the season on Blue Mountain. It’s a three-day event with limited space created for all skill level enthusiasts led by a knowledgeable coaching staff trained to analyze running form and recommend nutrition tips for proper fueling and sustainable training. Participants “live” at the resort’s basic campsite with amenities. Group activities such as “Get to Know Camp Crew Campfire,” group runs, sunset trail hike and yoga are enjoyed. Lunches, dinners and a sustainable sponsor pack are provided.
Registration ends April 14 and is $475. To reserve a spot, purchase online at https://www.shopskibluemt.com/trail-running-camp.
Blue Mountain Bike Park
Opening to season passholders on Saturday, May 14, and to general public on Saturday, May 21. Open through October.
Boasting Pennsylvania’s largest downhill mountain park with the highest vertical located in the Poconos, mountain bikers – from beginners to experts – navigate Blue Mountain Bike Park’s 28 trails. The trip up the hill is provided by the high-speed Comet Quad Lift. For beginners, Shakedown Street is a wide three-mile-long trail with a gentle grade and easy turns. For intermediate bikers, El Camino is the trail to conquer berms and go to the Ewok Village for practice on smaller hops. Advanced mountain bikers can expect challenges on Upper Empire and The Swartz, combining large tabletop jumps and drops. Beginner downhill lessons are offered, and the glorious scenic views are enjoyed by all.
Open on Saturdays and Sundays only; will expand hours on June 16 to open Thursday through Sunday. All riders must wear a certified bike helmet and sign a release form; riders 17 and under must have signed permission from a guardian. Full suspension bikes are recommended. Bike rentals are available on a first come first-served basis. Season pass is $379 and can be purchased online at https://www.shopskibluemt.com/2022-mtb-season-pass. One-day tickets range from $38 to $48, and must be purchased online at https://www.shopskibluemt.com/. For more information, mountain bikers can visit https://skibluemt.com/outdoor/mountain-biking/.
Blue Mountain Summit Adventure Park
Opening on Saturday, May 14
The Summit Adventure Park is a go-to for family and friends who are seeking plenty of outdoor fun in the mountains. For terrific views, the ropes course challenges with four levels of tree-top difficulty. Adventure Tower is the ultimate adventure combination included with the aerial park ticket purchase – free fall or zip line from the Tower. Rock climbing for all skill levels is always thrilling on the Summit’s rock-climbing wall. Outdoor laser tag is a challenging high-tech team sport. There’s even nighttime zip lining and climbing under the stars with laser lights and glow sticks, held every Friday night through the season.
Open on Saturdays and Sundays only; will expand hours on June 16 to open Thursday through Sunday.
Seasonal Camping and Glamping at Blue Mountain Resort
Opening on Sunday, May 1 through October
Blue Mountain offers both camping and glamping scenarios. Outdoor mountain lovers and camping enthusiasts can bring their own gear and “rough it” a little bit at the resort’s basic glamping sites located in the valley portion of the mountain where they park their car nearby or at the site depending on which site they choose – woody shady site or sunny prairie site. Basic glamping includes 10 x 12-foot canvas tent, bunk beds with full-sized mattresses, a solar light, wooden deck with Adirondack chairs, picnic table, Coleman cooler and more. Deluxe glamping sites provide the comforts of home while glampers reconnect with nature at the Summit portion of the mountain at a site that delivers big mountain views or seclusion in the woods. Very special amenities include queen-sized bunk beds, a charging station, solar shower, fire ring with a grate and more, and food packages can be ordered and delivered from Slopeside Pub & Grill. Perfect for families and pets.
Basic glamping sites start at $169 per night and deluxe glamping sites start at $229 per night.