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Denton Hill State Park is a Pennsylvania state park in Ulysses Townshipmarker, Potter Countymarker, Pennsylvaniamarker, in the United States. The park is a downhill skiing resort. Denton Hill State Park is on U.S. Route 6 between Coudersportmarker and Galetonmarker. In 2000 the park became part of the Hills Creek State Parkmarker complex, an administrative grouping of eight state parks in Pottermarker and Tioga counties.


Denton Hill State Park was the first ski operation run by the Pennsylvania Department of Forests and Waters (a predecessor to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources). The park was established in 1951, opened in 1959, and the lodge and ski are were built between 1958 and 1967. The ski area was operated by the state until 1979, when it became a concession run by a private contractor ("Ski Denton" as of 2007).

The skiing ranges from easy, beginner slopes to some of the most dangerous, expert, black diamond slopes on the east coast of the United States. There are four ski lifts at the park, each of which stops at a different elevation on the slopes. Lift-accessed Snow tubing is also available at Denton Hill State Park, or Ski Denton.

There are five chalets on the grounds of Ski Denton. Each cabin has wall to wall carpeting and two bedrooms that sleep up to six individuals. There is a large living room with a cathedral ceiling in each cabin. The cabins also have a full kitchen, dining room, and bathroom. A hostel style bunkhouse sits atop the main lodge.

Mountain Biking

Ski Denton opens its slopes and trails for lift-serviced mountain bikers in the off season. There are over of maintained downhill and cross-country single track and trails available for riding. A mountain bike trail begins at Denton Hill State Park and is long, passing through Patterson State Parkmarker on its way to Cherry Springs State Parkmarker. Part of the Susquehannock Trail System, an loop hiking trail, forms the southern border of the park.

Nearby state parks

The following state parks are within of Denton Hill State Park:


The beginners slope at Denton Hill State Park
  1. Note: the eight parks in the Hills Creek State Park Complex are Cherry Springs, Colton Point, Denton Hill, Hills Creek, Leonard Harrison, Lyman Run, Patterson, and Prouty Place.
  2. Note: shows Denton Hill State Park

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