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Camelback Mountain Resort !
The Largest (and Best) Ski Resort in the Poconos. Is 3.5 miles off Exit 45 of I-80, in Tannersville, Pa. There is skiing and/or boarding on Camelback's 33 trails, including 26 for night skiing. There are 12 lifts, including two high-speed detachable quad lifts (fast and dependable); and a lighted terrain park and half-pipe exclusively for borders. Skiers will enjoy the mile long top-to-bottom advanced novice cruising trail called The Nile Mile. Served by the Stevenson Express high-speed quad chairlift, this run is one of the best in the Poconos.
The half-pipe is wide and be groomed with a Pipe Dragon. The Camelback snow tubing park has three tows, seven runs and giant "family tubing".
The rental shop has the latest equipment in good condition with both new and older snowboards with step in binding systems and plenty of the newer shape skis. There are two rentals shops (go to the sunbowl the lines are usually shorter).
Learn-To-Ski packages are reasonable when combined with rentals, lifts and lessons and are offered for all ages in the PSIA certified ski school.
There are four lodges and weekend entertainment in Camelback's Main Lounge that has a great view of the slopes. Don't miss Beach Party Weekend (the regulars wait all year for this)
Don't miss Camelbeach Waterpark in the summer!
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Matt and Drew's Review:
Best Thing: Size, amount of snow, fastest lifts.
Worst Thing: Windy, when we were there.
Reason To Go: Amount of space.
Food: Big Cheeseburgers, & we over heard from others the best entrees (whatever they are)
Lift Lines: Long, but not long enough to gripe about.
Best Trail: Nile mile for cruising, King Tut for challenge, Raceway for carving.
Worst Trail: None.
Conditions: Well groomed, if icy they warn you w/signs
Staff: Lots and very nice.
Half Pipe or Boarder Friendly: Great park and pipe.
Private Boarder Trails: All Access
Rating: 9.5 thumbs up (10 best)
Size: 33 trails (too many for one day)
Bargain: No bargains, but worth it because of the size. (They have a frequent rider pass, but we're traveling)
Boredom Level: Zilch, none, no boredom
Cleanliness: Very Clean
Comments: Loved the mountain. Lodge music was OK, but probably chosen by some old guy. Not enough jumps on regular trails. "We'll Be Back"