then, you have decided to come the Poconos to ski (snowboard
or tube). We're going to guide you through the process of
deciding which Poconos hotel or resort is right for your
getaway. First decide on which ski resort is right for your
Camelback - The Poconos Largest Ski Resort. 33 Trails,
three ski lodges, cafateria and sit down restaurants, pleanty
of parking, centered in the Poconos but only 2 hours from
New York City or Philadelphia. The Ski resort with the most
activities including a very active apre ski lounge. The
best food. (A little expensive, but you are on vacation,
right?)The largest rental operation and it runs pretty well
so getting in and out of the rental shops is usually quick.
Snowboarding terrain and, for those who do not ski or ride,
a large snowtubing park. Hotel suggestions: The Chateau,
The Days Inn Tannersville, Meadowbrook Inn, Howard Johnsons
in Bartonsville, and USA Realty Townhome rentals At Camelback.
Frost - The Philly crowd likes this resort 'cause you
just get on the Turnpike in KOP and get off only a couple
miles from J Frost at the White Haven Exit. A good selection
of trails, well groomed, an unusual Lodge at the top of
the mountain. A real Skier's experience. (Don't expect Luxury).
Jack's trails are generally wider and longer than Camelback,
giving the novice plenty of room to turn and the experienced
a pretty much boring time. Not many places to stay: Try
Split Rock for villas, The Blakeslee Inn and Restaurant
(motel style rooms that are clean and cute AND a great restaurant)
- What Shawnee has going for it is its location. It is the
closest ski resort to New Jersey and New York. They work
hard at snowmaking and do a pretty good job of keeping the
slopes covered. The Lodge is rustic with a large fireplace
in the center. (Nice to look at, hard to get a seat by).
Beware of the school groups weekday nights. It can seem
as though you're still in grade school. Don't come for the
food, but there is a lounge in the lodge that CAN at times
be active and fun. Stay at the Shownee Villas, The Value
Inn, Fernwood Resort, the Poconos Downtown Inn, the Budget
Inn and Suites or the Delaware WaterGap Inn.
Mountain - The Poconos Southernmost Ski resort. No place
to stay near the Mountain, whichn is used mostly for day
trippers from Philly or the Lehigh Valley. Consider this
area for a side trip if you are staying near one of the
other resorts. The Closest Places to Stay: The Inn at
Jim Thorpe, The Country Inn and Suites in Lehighton.