Winter is the most picturesque time of year in the Pocono Mountains. Snow-capped summits and constant flurries paint the picture of a winter wonderland. Behind the scenes, winter in the Poconos features locals and visitors alike shredding through the Poconos snow via skis, tubes, and sleds! These are just a few of our area’s most dearly-held winter season activities. The Poconos get roughly 50 inches of the white stuff each year, so snow conditions are almost always good! Request a copy of our free Vacation Guide for more exciting ways to spend your snowy winter getaway in the Poconos!
Take Advantage of the Poconos Snow With These Winter Activites
Hit the slopes and enjoy the Poconos snow this ski season! Skiing is one of the most popular winter activities in our area— and for good reason. No matter your skill level, there’s a Pocono ski resort or park for you! We recommend Shawnee Mountain Ski Area for family or group travelers with a mix of skills. The Shawnee Mountain’s ski trails are made up of various difficulties — 25 percent beginner, 50 percent intermediate, and 25 percent expert. Other ski areas include Big Boulder Park, Blue Mountain Resort, and Camelback Mountain.
Try your hand at snow tubing in the Poconos for something a little physically intense. This winter activity is fun for all ages! Simply rent your tube, and take off from your lane on a downhill adventure. When you reach the plateau, take a conveyer back up and do it all over again. Jack Frost and Big Boulder Ski Resorts are popular spots for this winter activity. At $25 per two-hour session, it’s affordable family-fun, too!
Take a sleigh ride like never before with Arctic Paws Dog Sled Tours. This dog sled tour company is the only of its kind in the Poconos. For enjoyable and humane dog sledding, the conditions have to be just right. There must be at least four inches of snow on the ground, all riders must be at least 8 years old, and you must get some basic training in with the experts. While it’s an exciting way to enjoy the Poconos snow, it’s also no easy feat!
More Snow-Themed Fun Awaits at Mountaintop Lodge
After a day outdoors, retreat to Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi for more fun in the Poconos snow. Join us from Jan. 18 – 20, 2020 for a winter-themed festival at the Lake Naomi Club! Members and guests of the Lodge can enjoy various winter activities during peak snowfall. Stay tuned for more details about the specific schedule of events.
In the meantime, reserve your room in the Lodge to guarantee your spot at this snow festival. Traditional Room #4 – “Winter” is the coziest place to stay during your winter season getaway. This Lodge guest room features a queen-size sleigh bed, private bathroom, dresser and small closet, and more. Check our availability and start planning your snow-covered getaway today!