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.

Roundtop-83Play in the Snow

Roundtop opened for the 2023/24 winter season on December 22. 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 - 21
  • Lifts - 5 chairs, 3 carpets (including tubing), 1 jbar
  • Snowmaking - 100%
  • Uphill Capacity - 11,000
  • Top Elevation - 1,335'

View the 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 slick runs are 800' long and have a vertical drop of 80'. Guests must be 42" or taller to tube the main hill. TIP: Tubing tickets sell out and aren't available to purchase on-site. Be sure to purchase online before your visit. Be sure to check the snow tubing hours of operation.

Winter Coffee UnsplashDining

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 sit-and-savor options. The lower level of the Main Lodge also features a coffee shop for a quick snack and jolt of caffeine to re-energize you. 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. 

Roundtop Mountain ResortSoak Up the Sun

When the snow starts to melt, Roundtop doesn't slow down. They ramp up for a full season of summer camps for kids ages 8 to 15. Campers experience some of these activities during their adventures:

  • High Ropes Challenge Course: Features several 35-foot towers and numerous features that are designed to build camper’s self-confidence to new levels.
  • Low Ropes Course: Through challenging tasks and scenarios, low ropes focus on the process of problem-solving and working together in a group on communication, trust, and cooperation.
  • Climbing Walls
  • Cedar Maze: Find checkpoints and exits while racing against the clock through a 4,800-square-foot maze.
  • Kayaking: Campers will kayak around the lake, playing team-building games and activities with on-the-water instruction. 
  • Canoeing: With a partner, campers will learn the skills to work together to boat around on the water.
  • Photography: Receive instructions on taking good photos. Camper will use their photography skills to take action shots or nature shots in Roundtable's scenic setting.
  • Challenge Based Field Games
  • Canopy Crawl: A two-story fun challenge structure with a rickety bridge, cargo net crawl, swinging bridges, and swinging log.
  • Alpine Traverse: A towering passageway featuring an incline maze wall, suspension bridge, worm hole, and incline bridge.

There are plenty of other activities planned that help campers learn to tackle the great outdoors and make friends.

  • Fishing
  • Orienteering
  • Archery
  • Paintball
  • Scenic Chair Lift Ride to the top of the mountain.
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Capture the Flag


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. The fields are open from early April through mid-November.