This resort is the largest ski area in the Poconos Mountains. The resort boasts 35 different slopes of varying lengths and difficulties. Skiing is the most popular activity on the slopes, but Camelback Mountain has a range of slopes for snowboarders, and the biggest snowtubing park in the USA. Slopes are floodlit for skiing after dark, and the fun doesn't stop in the summer either – there's also a huge waterpark with slides, rides and attractions. If you're planning on visiting Camelback Mountain several times over the winter look into getting a season pass which can considerably cut the cost of getting on the slopes.
If you're new to snowsports, Jack Frost Ski Resort is the ideal location for you. Most of the marked trails on the slopes are graded as beginner or intermediate, with nothing too much of a challenge. There are dedicated areas for tubing, freestyle skiing and snowboarding. In the lodge at the foot of the slopes you'll find restaurants, retail outlets, equipment hire and lockers. Jack Frost resort has invested heavily in snowmaking technology, guaranteeing top skiing conditions right through the winter ski season. The neighboring ski resort of Big Boulder is owned by the same company as Jack Frost, and combination passes are available which allow skiing across all the slopes which the two resorts have to offer.
The Shawnee Mountain resort usually opens at the beginning of December for guests to enjoy the 23 different slopes and trails. 75% of slopes are suitable for beginner or improving skiers, with tuition available for anyone wanting to brush up their technique. Snowmaking facilities on the slope guarantee skiing throughout the winter months, irrespective of what the weather's doing.