Skiing – Snowboarding – Snow Tubing
The Pocono Mountains have been home to commercial ski areas since welcoming the first one in Pennsylvania in 1948. The Poconos now offers perfectly groomed slopes for beginners and double black diamonds and rated terrain parks for those who are more experienced. There are seven major ski areas in the Poconos with most offering super fun and family friendly snow tubing – below you will find links from each mountain – Happy Skiing, boarding and tubing!
Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge – If you are a new skier and are looking for a less crowded slope, this is the place for you! Skytop has four wide gentle slopes with a vertical drop of 295 feet with beautiful views of the Pocono Mountains! All winter activities are weather dependent. Skytop offers Ski and Snowboarding School as well as lessons!
1 Skytop Lodge Road Skytop, PA 18357
Phone: (570) 257-2114
BIG BOULDER – was the first commercial ski area to open in Pennsylvania in 1946. Downhill skiing has evolved dramatically in the last 60 years and while the Pocono slopes haven’t become precipitous, the facilities now include high-speed lifts, grooming, snow making and terrain parks to keep up with the latest slope styles. Big Boulder has a summit elevation of 2175′ and a base elevation of 1700′ with a vertical drop of 600′. There are also a total of 20 trails and 12 lifts.
Big Boulder is also great for little kids. Its trails are well-manicured, the ski schools have experienced instructors and mascots (Snowball the Snow tiger, Blizzard Babies, etc.) are frequently spotted on the slopes pressing their furry flesh to make kids smile.
Lake Drive Lake Harmony, PA 18624
Phone: (570) 722-0100
BLUE MOUNTAIN –Home of Pennsylvania’s highest vertical, 39 trails served by 16 lifts, plus six terrain parks. To encourage young families to get started, Blue Mountain offers free childcare for ages 6 weeks to 5 years old midweek (non-holiday) and $10/hour on weekends and holidays.
1660 Blue Mountain Drive Palmerton, PA 18071
CAMELBACK MOUNTAIN RESORT – has defined snow sports in the Pocono Mountains for nearly 50 years. With an unrivaled combination of skiable acres, snow making horsepower, high-speed detachable lifts and legendary service. With a total of 37 trails which are all lighted for night skiing and 16 lifts, Camelback Mountain has been families’ first choice for generations. Camelback offers lessons, snow tubing, and the Appalachian Express Mountain Coaster.
1 CamelbackRoad Tannersville, PA 18372
Phone: (570) 629-1661
JACK FROST MOUNTAIN – Provides an inviting ski area with a summit elevation of 2000 feet, base elevation of 1400 feet and vertical drop of 600 feet. 20 different slopes to include: 4 easy, 6 more difficult, 8 most difficult and 2 Terrain Parks. There are 12 lifts: 1 quad, 2 triples, 6 doubles and 1 ski carpet and 2 surface tubing lifts.
Jack Frost Mountain Road Blakeslee, 18610
Phone: (570) 443-8425
SHAWNEE MOUNTIAN – With 125 skiable acres, 23 trails, high speed quad lift, two terrain parks, a snow tubing park and 100% snowmaking, Shawnee Mountain is your ticket to winter fun! A family friendly resort, Shawnee offers an excellent children’s program, unrivaled beginners’ packages and some great terrain for the advanced skiers. Shawnee also offers childcare 7 days a week. Service and hospitality are top priority here, making Shawnee Mountain the Poconos’ favorite ski resort.
Hollow Road Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356-0339
Phone: (570) 421-7231
SKI BIG BEAR at Masthope Mountain– Ski Big Bear offers 18 trails, 7 lifts including 2 Magic Carpets and 650′ of vertical. The mountain is covered annually with approximately 50 inches of snow. When Mother Nature isn’t sending snow our way, our snow makers make sure the trails are blanketed with as much snow as possible. Our trails offer something for every ability. Ski Big Bear also has snow tubing, offers lessons and has special programs.
192 Karl Hope Blvd. Lackawaxen, PA 18435
Phone: (570) 685-1400