Top 8 Ski & Snowboard Areas in Pocono Mountains Region, Pocono Mountains Region

October 24, 2021 Darwin Bolte

A green canvas of wooded hills and valleys, this region is a recreation haven in the summer for fishing, hunting, mountain hiking, horseback riding and whitewater rafting as well as a popular winter sports destination. When you add in casino gaming, a major racetrack and phenomenal golf courses, the Pocono Mountains region appeals to, well, just about everybody.

For the outdoors enthusiast, the Pocono Mountains have everything you need and desire. There are seven state parks in the region as well as one national park, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Automobile racing fans love to visit the Pocono Raceway, which hosts several major races every year. Skiers and snowboarders gravitate to major resort areas like Camelback Ski Area, Jack Frost Mountain and Big Boulder and the Shawnee Mountain Ski area. For golfers, the Pocono Mountains features courses designed by legendary icons like Donald Ross and A.W. Tillinghast and modern designers such as Jack Nicklaus and Robert Trent Jones. There are 35 courses in the region highlighted by two of the highest rated, Jack Frost National and Woodloch Springs.

1. Ski Big Bear

192 Karl Hope Blvd, Lackawaxen, PA 18435-7750 +1 570-226-8585 [email protected] http://ski-bigbear.com/
Excellent
63%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Ski Big Bear

Located in Northeast Pennsylvania, in the Northern Pocono Mountains, Ski Big Bear is celebrating over 40 years of winter fun with your family. Now closed for the Spring and Summer seasons, our mountain has something for everyone with a near equal amount of beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain for skiing and snowboarding. Snow tubing is also available on weekends and holidays. We are now closed for the season. Check out our website for early season hours.

Reviewed By Y2702BLrobertm - Babylon, United States

Had the best time skiing and tubing here. Staff were excellent and this small mountain packs in something for everyone.

2. Blue Lightning Tubing

124 Golf Dr Suite 2, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302-9663 +1 800-335-1113 [email protected] http://www.exploriaresorts.com/east-stroudsburg-pennsylvania/pocono-mountain-villas/nearby/blue-lightning-tubing
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Experience the thrill of snowtubing year-round at Fernwood Resort with the opening of Blue Lightning all season tubing, the only all season tubing facility in the Pocono Mountains with a Magic Carpet lift and two 400 foot tubing lanes. Ride to the top, walk off and start tubing by sitting down on the tube and gliding down on the special runs that allow tubing without snow or water.

3. Jack Frost Mountain Resort

434 Jack Frost Mountain Rd, Blakeslee, PA 18661-2033 +1 717-443-8425 http://www.big2resorts.com/
Excellent
35%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 157 reviews

Jack Frost Mountain Resort

Located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, this year-round resort offers a variety of winter ski facilities and summer recreation for all ages and skill levels.

Reviewed By cathnator - Plymouth Meeting, United States

I was pleased to see this place went above and beyond state mandates including: -limiting the number of tickets sold (there were long lift lines that were more bc of the lack of trails being open bc of lack of snow) -spacing out the parallel lift lines that fed into one -no indoor seating -no indoor food seating (kids enjoyed eating I'm the back of the suv) -seperating bathroom stalls so every other one could be used -cresdit cards only -rechargable cards We'll be back this year!

4. Big Boulder

903 Route, Lake Harmony, PA +1 570-722-0100 [email protected] http://www.big2resorts.com/
Excellent
33%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 144 reviews

Big Boulder

The first commercial ski resort in Pennsylvania offers a wide variety of outdoor sports and recreation for all ages and skill levels.

Reviewed By jerseymom1979

Had a great time snow tubing for the first time! Busy place so go early to get the time you want. Staff was friendly and helpful!

5. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area 401 Hollow Road East Stroudsburg, PA, Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18301 +1 570-421-7231 [email protected] http://www.shawneemt.com/
Excellent
32%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 326 reviews

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

Shawnee Mountain is your ticket to winter fun! The destination features 125 skiable acres, 23 trails, the Tomahawk Express high-speed quad lift, two terrain parks and a snow tubing park, 100% snowmaking, and daily grooming. A family-friendly resort, Shawnee Mountain offers excellent children's programs, unrivaled beginners' packages and some great terrain for the advanced skier and rider. Services and hospitality are a top priority, making Shawnee Mountain a favorite family and beginner-friendly ski resort. Visit the website for full details, snow report, discounts and more.

Reviewed By aloysNJ

Took kids to the ski school for first time ever lesson.Every person we dealt with, the kid that gave us rental boots, the girl in the rental shop, the coordinator for children’s lessons, and the instructor, were super helpful and patient, and got kids onto the mountain to get a lesson. kids and parents were nervous and everyone at shawnee had a been there done that attitude (like teachers) that got the kids out there. i really can’t stress enough how good the ski school people made me feel.

6. Blue Mountain Resort

1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton, PA 18071 +1 610-826-7700 [email protected] https://www.skibluemt.com
Excellent
43%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
8%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 400 reviews

Blue Mountain Resort

Year round Family Friendly Outdoor Adventure. Nestled in the Pocono Mountains, Blue Mountain Resort is just a short day trip from several major cities including New York City and Philadelphia. Come check out all the fun!

Reviewed By kandrejko - Bethlehem, United States

We ve been season pass holders for the last 4 years. At the end of the season they have a sale for the passes at a great rate They have the best snow making capacity in the poconos hands down There are times when it gets crowded but I have never waiting more than 12 or 15 min to get on a lift. A lot of complainers out there. This is a local gem. Varied terrain Slopes are rarely overcrowded Yeah if you show up there at noon on a Saturday there are going to be people there (let’s be real ). Overall the slopes almost always have good cover on them The ski shop is great very knowledgeable staff and VERY friendly They have a great ski demo program too Ski instruction there is top notch Looking forward to buying another season pass at the end of the season

7. Alpine Mountain

Route 447, Analomink, PA 18320 +1 570-595-2150 [email protected] http://www.alpinemountain.com
Excellent
34%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
2%
Terrible
28%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 44 reviews

Alpine Mountain

Ski recreation area, consisting of 120 acres with a vertical drop of 500 feet, offering 21 trails, 6 snowtubing chutes and a lighted half-pipe.

8. Camelback Mountain Ski Resort

301 Resort Drive, Tannersville, PA 18372 +1 570-629-1661 [email protected] http://www.camelbackresort.com/ski-tube/poconos-ski-resorts/
Excellent
33%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
9%
Terrible
20%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 706 reviews

Camelback Mountain Ski Resort

Camelback Mountain Resort is one of the only ski resorts in PA to offer year-round family fun! Our ski resort is a place where kids can be kids... and adults can be too. It offers you a year-round supply of unadulterated fun. Camelback ski resort challenges if allowed to but never intimidates. It's a place that is both lively and quiet no matter what hour of the day. It's one of the only ski resorts in PA that has something for everyone to enjoy no matter what race, color or creed and doesn't care what equipment you use to traverse its slopes or what clothes you wear to keep you comfortable. Camelback speaks many languages, but no matter what language is yours, "Winter Fun" is always translated here. Come out and discover Camelback and experience winter fun like never before at the most diverse and exciting ski resort in PA.

Reviewed By KB045 - Galloway, United States

Camelback once again came through, as the leading resort in PA! Our family of 5 had a fantastic 3 day trip. This was our children’s first time skiing. Additionally, for our family, it was the first time vacationing in over a year due to COVID restrictions in NJ, preventing teachers from leaving the State. We were so pleased with the protocols and cleanliness of Camelback. Next Winter can’t come soon enough!!! The rental ski shop was great. Lines moved very quickly. The staff was great and very knowledgeable. There was plenty of room to try on your boots and plenty of lockers for your personal possessions. Shout out to Ryan for fitting our children properly and not having to return for swapping out equipment. Friendly, efficient, and inexpensive rentals on property made our trip so easy! Camelback Resort was fantastic, as they held our skis for the duration of our 3 day stay. I highly suggest the kids’ ski lessons. Their knowledgeable instructors possessed the patience needed for helping children. The kids loved them! Above all, we appreciate the time you took to work with our disabled daughter. Thank you so much for building her confidence! Overall the ski conditions were excellent! The lift lines ran smoothly and efficiently with COVID restrictions practiced and safe social distancing. The chair lift operators were wearing mask and very helpful with our first time skiers, on and off the lifts. I highly recommend Camelback Mountain Ski Resort for an amazing ski trip and vacation! Great job!????????????????

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.