When planning what to do during your Poconos winter getaway, skiing is probably one of the first things that come to mind. The majestic mountains present dramatic backdrops, and when they are covered with snow, their beauty is awe-inspiring. See below for our suggestions on how to have the best day skiing in the Poconos! And if you’re curious about what other winter activities there are here, download our complimentary Vacation Guide.
Morning: Get Ready!
If you brought gear with you, great! If not, you’ll need to decide where to pick some up. Thankfully, there are plenty of places to pick up equipment rentals, or you can simply rent some at whichever ski park you visit.
Before you head out, begin your day right with a hearty breakfast at our lodge. Start off with a warm pastry and a cup of fresh, locally roasted coffee. Then, have your choice of a nutritious breakfast, whether savory or sweet. These change throughout the year, so breakfast will always be a delicious surprise!
Afternoon: Skiing in the Pocono Mountains
Big Boulder Park
Big Boulder Park is one of the top ski resorts in the Pocono Mountains. It encompasses two mountains, Jack Frost and Big Boulder. This offers you two different experiences for the price of one lift ticket! This park also boasts the distinction of being the first ski area to open in the state each year. Check the snow report for information on when the mountains are open and snowy.
Blue Mountain Resort
Zoom down 39 different trails, drop down the state’s highest vertical (1,082 feet!), or explore the varied terrain parks in the ski areas at Blue Mountain Resort. Never been skiing before? Take a ski lesson before you hit the slopes and you’ll be gliding down the runs with confidence in no time. If you work up an appetite from carving up the snow, stop in for a bite at the onsite restaurant, Slopeside Pub & Grill. Discover why Blue Mountain Resort wins consistent awards when you visit these beautiful slopes.
With over 166 acres of skiable acreage and a terrain park that spans five trails, you’re sure to have a blast at Camelback Mountain. During the season, the park stays open until 9 p.m., so you can send snow spraying under the twinkling stars. Check the conditions before you go to make sure to get the most out of your experience. There are also several dining options to choose from here, from pizza to pub-style to piping-hot waffles.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
Shawnee Mountain features an even balance of trail difficulty, with 25% beginner, 50% intermediate, and 25% expert. There are two terrain parks here with varying levels of challenge. The Country Club Park offers a space for new skiers to hone their jibbing skills before going into the Delaware Park. This park features multi-jumps, tabletops, a full-scale rail and jib garden, and more! Choose from 23 slopes and trails, with the longest at 5,100 feet. Be sure to check Shawnee Mountain’s snow report before you make your way over. You can ski Shawnee Mountain by day or night!
Evening: Relax at Mountaintop Lodge
Come back from a satisfying day of skiing the Pocono Mountains and warm up in our rustic lodge. Curl up by the inviting fireplace in the common area downstairs, or sit on our spacious front porch and continue enjoying the great outdoors. We take great care to meet all the needs of our guests, so you will feel warmth not just from the cozy surroundings but also from the care you receive!
Our romantic Pines cabin suite is a wonderful place to recharge. Its the largest out of our cabin suites so you will have plenty of space to stretch out. Your muscles will thank you when you relax in the king-sized bed or soak in the large Jacuzzi. A window overlooks the woods at the back of our property, ensuring a feeling of privacy and tranquility when you stay here.