Skiing in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Skiing in Pennsylvania, the Keystone State

Some of the east coast's best skiing is available in Pennsylvania, within easy reach of the major urban centers of Philadelphia or New York. The state's most famous ski area is in the Pocono Mountains north of Allentown. Ski resorts open around Thanksgiving weekend and stay open until April, depending on snowfall.

The Best Ski Resorts in Pennsylvania

Ski enthusiasts have been flocking to the Pennsylvania slopes since the 1940s when the first resorts opened in the Pocono Mountains. Most resorts offer a wide range of skiing for all abilities, with a vibrant après-ski scene, equipment hire and tuition available. January is the best month for snowfall, but slopes and lifts are open through to Easter or even beyond.

Best Places to Stay for Skiing in Pennsylvania

House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Tafton, Palmyra Township, Pennsylvania
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3.8
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House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Champion, Donegal Township, Pennsylvania
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4.8
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House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Lake Harmony, Carbon County, Pennsylvania
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4.5
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Family Friendly Ski Resorts in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is one of the best areas in the eastern US for a family vacation on the slopes. Nearly all the big resorts offer ski schools to teach the kids the basics, and incorporate other family-friendly activities along with skiing. Skiing in Pennsylvania is within easy reach of the biggest cities in the state, so if the kids get bitten by the skiing bug, it's possible to drive to the slopes in just a couple of hours from Philadelphia or New York.

Recommended Accommodations for Skiing in Pennsylvania

House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Sheraden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4.3
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House ∙ 12 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms
Albrightsville, Penn Forest Township, Pennsylvania
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Private room ∙ 3 guests
West Mount Airy, Morton, Pennsylvania
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Average Nightly Rental Prices in Pennsylvania

Vacation Rental Availability in Pennsylvania

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