Roundtop Mountain Resort has been a mainstay in Central Pennsylvania for over 50 years. The reason for their continued success? Turning their traditionally winter-focused ski resort into an all-year-round experience for families. When most think of Roundtop Mountain Resort, skiing down the slopes probably comes to mind. Don't be mistaken, Roundtop offers great skiing and snowboarding options, but they want you to know that's not all they offer.
The great thing about Roundtop is that all the experiences actively engage each participant. Nothing at Roundtop is passive, allowing you and the whole family to get outside and enjoy the beauty and adventure only the outdoors can offer.
Play in the Snow
Roundtop opened for 2022/23 winter season on December 24. Even if Mother Nature does not cooperate, Roundtop's state-of-the-art snowmaking system ensures snowy slopes with the best snow conditions in the region.
Here are some mountain stats:
- Vertical - 600'
- Trails - 20
- Lifts - 5 chairs, 3 carpets (including tubing), 1 jbar
- Snowmaking - 100%
- Uphill Capacity - 11,000
- Top Elevation - 1,335'
Based on guest input, in 2023, Roundtop moved the Terrain Park from Susquehanna to Recruit and Fife and Drum! View the NEW trail maps to plan your perfect day on the slopes.
If you are an experienced skier or snowboarder, head straight for the mountain. Novices or those looking to hone their skills can sign up for small group or private lessons at their Ski & Snowboard School for both adults (ages 13+) and children (ages 3 to 12). World-class instructors provide 2-hour training sessions that will take you to the next level. (Children age 3 receive one-on-one one-hour lessons.) Please note a valid lift ticket or season pass is required for every lesson.
Roundtop also offers convenient online equipment rental bookings. The package includes either skis, boots, and poles or snowboards with SB boots. Helmets are included with each rental.
Lift tickets can be booked online but will be limited during popular holidays. Tickets can be booked 7+ days in advance to get the best savings.
For those who don't ski or snowboard, snow tubing at Roundtop is a fun activity that will give you and the family some outdoor time without needing a ski pass.
There are 10 large tubing lanes serviced by a covered Magic Carpet lift. The runs are 800' long and have a vertical drop of 80'. Guests must be 42" or taller to tube the main hill. A separate Kiddie Tubing area is designed for the smallest guests 41" or smaller. TIP: Tubing tickets sell out and aren't available to purchase on-site. Be sure to purchase online before your visit.
When you are ready to warm up or need to refuel, Roundtop has several dining options. The Main Lounge Food Court is open all day and provides grab-n-go or sip-and-savor options. Mountain View Lodge, located next to the tubing area, is an ideal spot to re-energize with a quick snack and hot cocoa. Fireside Lounge offers table-service dining and your favorite drinks from the bar in a warm, inviting atmosphere. The Smokehouse offers food selections smoked on-site & a unique selection of beers & drinks in a courtyard with outdoor seating & a fire pit to warm you up.
Soak Up the Sun
When the snow starts to melt, Roundtop doesn't slow down. They ramp up their spring and summer activities and mountain adventures. The warmer weather brings an adventure park, zip line canopy tour, paintball, day and residential camps for kids, and facilitated team-building at the ropes course. Mountain Adventures, open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, includes the OGO ball (Roundtop is one of only three locations in the United States where you can experience rolling down a hill inside this 11-foot inflatable ball), interconnected climbing features, a water slide, and the longest ziplines on Roundtop property. The Vertical Trek zipline canopy tour features 10 of Roundtop's zip lines, a Tarzan swing, bridges, cargo nets, and a boulder field. Adventure Camps are Roundtop's exciting summer camps for children, ranging from day camps to residential camps. Kids get to enjoy the outdoors while remaining physically active and forming lasting friendships. Lastly, facilitated team-building at the ropes course is perfect for any group seeking to better understand inter and intra-personal communication.
Roundtop also features one of the largest paintball operations in Central Pennsylvania, with 11 fields and a retail shop in a beautiful wooded setting. Groups ranging from children's birthday parties (ages 10+ for traditional paintball and 8+ for lower-impact paintball) to bachelor parties can take advantage of this exhilarating good time. A pavilion with a fire pit and grills is also available.