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The sport that
brings most people to the Poconos is skiing / snowboarding). For
those who do not ski, but enjoy outdoor snow activities, there is
snow tubing. Camelback Mountain is the area's largest winter resort,
with Shawnee and Jack Frost tied for a close second. Blue Mountain
has the highest vertical and the longest run, but not as many slopes
as the others and is in a less convenient location. Accommodations
are scarce slopeside and most winter visitors stay in a nearby hotel
or inn. Below is an insider's guide to the ski resorts in the Poconos.
on Poconos Ski Resorts:
CamelBack Ski Resort -
Tannersville, PA has 33 slopes, 13 lifts,
and snow tubing park. The largest winter resort in the Poconos.
Voted the "Best Ski Resort in the Poconos" 2010. Check
out Matt and Drew's review for the reasons. (It has something
to do with the cheeseburgers). Well maintained slopes, lodge and
grounds. Quick and seasy parkign with shuttles to the slopes.
A snow tubing park accessible from the main lodge with a shuttle.
Friendly well trained staff. The most trails down the mountain
and in the snow tubing park. The most lifts and usually short
lift lines. (They close ticket sales when the lines get longer
than about 20 minutes. A bold move.) This resort is customer oriented
and works hard to make snow sports fun.
Shawnee Ski Resort
Shawnee-on-the-Delaware, PA - has 23 slopes, 9
lifts, snow tubing. Ya can't get closer to New Jersey and New York
than this. Only about 7 min from New Jersey. Trails vary from easy
to expert. 2 terrain parks for snowboarding, Base Lodge, Ski School,
Restaurants and Bar. Try to go mornings or on the off peak days
and hours for the best experience. For snowboarders there are two
newly excavated step down jumps at the beginning of the trail. These
jumps will add to the existing jump line and will also add to the
overall flow of the park. For beginners morning, afternoon and full
day programs are offered daily by Shawnee's specially trained staff.
Boulder Lake Harmony, PA has
14 slopes, 7 lifts, snow tubing. The Little Sister of Jack Frost.
But, the longest running ski resort in the Poconos and the First
to Open most years!. A great place to learn. The Home of snowmaking
in the Poconos. Good elevation so the snow is usually here earliest
in the season and latest in the spring. A great boarder mountain
(see the review). This was the first
commercial ski resort in Pennsylvania, and it was here that snowmaking
was first used successfully in a commercial application. Big Boulder
PARK has quickly shot to the top of the mid-Atlantic region and
for the 08/09 season, TransWorld Snowboarding has rated us a top
5 Terrain Park on the East Coast of Canada and the United States—no
small feat for a Pocono ski resort not used to playing on a national
stage. But nothing less will do for the cast and crew behind the
scenes at Boulder PARK.
Jack Frost Ski Resort Blakeslee,
PA has 21 slopes, 7 lifts, snow tubing. Widest
trails, lodge at top of mountain, sister of Big Boulder. Blakeslee.
Great Views of just empty mountains from most of the slopes. Feels
like you're truely in the woods. Good size and equipped lodge, up
to date rentals, well patrolled and over all a great skiing experience.
Jack Frost with it's wider trials tends to be the best cruising
mountain in the Poconos. Slightly less crowded than the others.
The new ONE Park will be a perfect extension of BBPark at Jack Frost,
with a run fine-tuned for beginners and intermediate-level participants
that will still hold value for experts. Translation: famous Boulder
Park fun for everyone, now open earlier. ONE Park will offer a much
longer trail, so you can bet that there will be some unique features
at ONE Park that we just can't pull off at Boulder PARK. Jack Frost
opens 9am midweek and 8am Saturday and Sunday, so bring your family
and friends 7 days a week to ONE Park and get your park on.
Ski Resort -
Lake Wallenpaupack, PA - has
9 slopes, 5 lifts, plus snow tubing. Tanglwood ski area has provided
great family skiing for forty years. A modern snowmaking system,
and high elevation Pocono Mountains location with its colder temperatures,
provides the opportunity to make snow when other areas cannot. When
night falls the lights go on illuminating all the trails. SKIwees
Saturdays, Sundays and the Christmas Holiday. First-time skier and
group-lesson packages are available and for those who wish to build
on their existing skills, private lessons for all levels of skiing
Skytop Mountain Lodge and Resort -
Skytop, PA any of the
four seasons and they will give you a lifetime of memories.
(List of Activities) Skiing
included in the price of the room (rentals extra), tobogganing,
ice skating, snowshoeing, swimming, sledding. And this is just
the beginning. Pick your favorite season, stay for a long weekend
or a week and you still won't have time for everything. This is
a Great ski area for families, 4 lift serviced trails, brand new
snow making, cozy new lodge, 300' of elevated fun. (longer trails)
Skytop has the feel of a high end Colorado Resort. Well, except
for the 300' drop. Cross Country skiing,
Mountain Ski Area Near Jim Thorpe, PA
- has 1,082-foot vertical, plenty of trails for ALL abilities plus
a half-pipe and two terrain parks. Blue Mountain has 30 slopes,
8 lifts - including a high-speed detachable quad. Snowtubing is
a great alternative for the family or group of friends just wanting
some wintertime excitement. And there are two lodges one at the
base and one at the summit. The highest vertical in Pennsylvania (1,082
feet), Four terrain parks and a snowcross trail,
34 trails for all abilities on 158 skiable acres, Longest run is
6,400 feet, A huge snow tubing park with 21 slides, Intensive
snowmaking & grooming for perfect conditions on every slope,
9 lifts, including the only detachable high-speed six-pack
lift in the area, 100% lit trails for evening snow sports fun.
Big Bear at Masthope Mountain
Big Bear at Masthope Mountain - HC1
BOX 1A 353 Lackawaxen, PA 18435 is a great place to learn to
ski or snowboard. They have patient and fun instructors who work
hard to help you succeed. They also have a variety of terrain, allowing
you to gradually progress but also allowing your friends and family
who may not be beginners to ski or snowboard more challenging terrain.
First time skiers and snowboarders are usually excited to try but
also a little nervous about trying something new. 18 Trails.
Mountain Rt 447, Analomink, PA has 20
slopes, 3 lifts, 900 ft tubing run Analomink 570 595-2150 Alpine
is the best beginner area in the Poconos.Good for both Beginning
skiers, families and Boarders. the mountain is not intimidating
and usually has good snow (they make it) and there is a tubing park
for the non skiers. The lodge is spartan and rustic but you'll feel
as if you were learning to ski or ride in the 1960's (not a bad
thing). Lodge has cafeteria, pizza parlor, ski shop, rental and
repair shops, and Certified Ski School. Alpine Mountain will not
be offering beer or liquor for sale but you may bring your
own. Please drink responsibly!!! The experienced ski school is a
member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA), and
the instructors are trained to help you succeed.
Manor Resort has - Cross-country skiing and
ice skating. (no downhill, but near Camelback) A real treasure
of an inn. Old time family fun. Pocono Manor Classic cross country
trails with a balance of flat, downhill and uphill. Some views and
you'll not get lost if you go slightly out of bounds. A great family
retreat with things to do for the kids while mom and dad go x-country.
Mountain Scranton, PA -
has 21 trails, 6 lifts, 1000' drop, lodge, night skiig till
10 PM 7 nights, Terrain Park, snow tubing area 10 chutes, variety
of terrain, ice skating park - 1 mile and just close enough
to still be in the Poconos. Cafeteria, Lounge, Fireplaces, Lockers,
Ski Check, Accessory Shop, ATM, Ski Rental Center, Snowboard
Rental Center, Repair Shop, Ski and Snowboard School, Group
Sales Office, Guest Services and Ski Patrol. Scranton PA Exit
Your Pocono Ski Vacation Lodging Online Here!
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out the Ski and Stay page for where to stay
for each resort.
and Drew's Reviews of the Resorts and Details of Their Snowboard Tour
and Matt at Camelback