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 offer perfectly groomed slopes for beginners up to double black diamonds and rated terrain parks. There are six 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!
ALPINE MOUNTAIN SKI & SNOW TUBING CENTER –Offers a very family-friendly Penguin Play Park for the littlest tykes. Alpine has 21 trails with a 550-foot vertical drop, features a terrain park and half pipe plus a tubing hill open day and night.
Route 447 Analomink, PA 18320
Phone: (570) 595-2150
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
Toll free: (800) 233-8100
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
Toll free: (800) 233-4218
SKI BIG BEAR – 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 snowmakers 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 and offers lessons.
192 Karl Hope Blvd. Lackawaxen, PA 18435
Phone: (570) 685-1400