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Denton Hill State Park Master Plan

After more than 50 years of operation, Denton Hill State Park ski operations were suspended following the termination of the ski concession agreement during late 2014.

DCNR contracted with a Pittsburgh firm to evaluate the feasibility of continued ski operations and infrastructure conditions at the park.

In January 2016, DCNR committed to move forward, using the results of the feasibility study to embark in a master planning process, expanding recreational opportunities across all four seasons. This process includes acquisition and allocation of funds to repair existing infrastructure and enhancing future park operations.

Public Process

DCNR has embarked in a master planning process at Denton Hill State Park. Through the development of this new master plan for Denton Hill State Park, DCNR will determine the magnitude of future infrastructure investment for year round operations; including, the return of downhill skiing and other seasonal recreational opportunities.

The master planning team is comprised of DCNR staff, external stakeholders, and community partners. The team began the process during mid-2016. Recommendations, originating from this team’s work, will be presented for public review and comment as this process moves forward.

Denton Hill Stake Holder Meeting Presentation June 2017 (PDF)

Denton Hill Feasibility Study for All-Season Operation (PDF)

DCNR to Share Information on Denton Hill State Park Study at Open House in January (PDF)

Denton Hill State Park Feasibility Study Nearing Completion (PDF)

Denton Hill State Park Master Plan Presentation May 2018 (PDF)