Cross Country Skiing
Pocono resorts have cross-country skiing trails and
equipment rentals are readily available for those interested
in the sport. Cross-country skiing packages are occasionally
available with your accommodations (ask when booking
County is one of the least expensive of the snow sports
(except for the rentals). Many resorts allow guests
to cross-country ski for free on the resort property.
There are, however, other cross-country areas in state
parks and state forests.
few of the area Golf courses are available for this
sport. In Analomink, the Evergreen Golf Course, 421-7721,
which is part of the Penn Hills couples resort — 421-6464
has marked trails, for beginners and advanced skiers.
There is a trail fee, and rental and trail fee packages.
There is no snow making so these trails are open only
when weather permits.
Cross County Ski Trails
Land State Park -
Hwy. 390, Promised Land Village • 676-3428 There are
lots of hiking trails in Promised Land Sate Park that
crisscross between state park lands and the Delaware
Forest lands. These trails are often used in the winter
by cross-country skiers. (Go only when there is snow).
The park office in Promised Land is open Monday through
Friday during the winter from 8 AM to 4 PM. The nearest
town you can ski to is Promised Land Village, which
abuts state lands.
End Mauch Chunk Lake Park - 625 Lentz Tr., Jim Thorpe
• 325-3669 Here you can ski on the switchback rail line.
The trail was built on an old railroad bed so it has
a consistent incline, which means a tough ski up or
a very easy ski down the trail. We think you might want
to start at the top of the trail and ski down. Equipment
rentals are available at the local sports stores. There
is no fee to use the trail.
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area -
US Hwy. 209, Shawnee to Dingmans Ferry • 588-2451 There
are three trails for cross-country skiing.
in New Jersey at the Kittatinny center, (908)
The second at Slateford Farm, south of the town
of Delaware Water Gap. Take the first road to the right
after passing south through the gap. The Slateford Farm
trail is on a mountainside so there is a variety of
topography. There are some flat areas in fields and
more difficult trails through the woods. It's free to
use this area.
third trail is in Flatbrookville and requires
a serious commitment to get there. Go up the river road
on the NJ side of the river. Follow signs to Flatbrookville.
Look for the Blue Mountain Trail.