What Are the Best Ski Mountains in the Poconos?

If you’re still deciding where to spend the ski season, don’t overlook Northeastern Pennsylvania! The Poconos are home to more than just beautiful scenery and rolling hills. The mountains also harbor spectacular skiing destinations that make for the perfect winter day trip or weekend getaway. Read below to learn all about the best ski mountains in the Poconos. Additionally, don’t forget to take a look at our complimentary Vacation Guide. Our expertly crafted guide is easy to access and puts all of the area’s best restaurants, attractions, and events right in the palm of your hand. It’s never too early to start planning your winter getaway.

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The Best Ski Mountains in the Poconos

Blue Mountain Resort

With 39 slopes, the state’s highest vertical, and five terrain parks, Blue Mountain Resort is the biggest ski resort in Pennsylvania and an incredible destination for skiers and snowboarders of any skill level. The mountain also hosts snow-tubing lanes, state-of-the-art ski rentals, and ski lessons with expert instructors. The resort is just 90 minutes from Philidelphia, making it the perfect place to escape for the weekend.

Camelback Mountain

Camelback Mountain, also known as Big Pocono, is not really a mountain at all. It’s merely a piece of the Pocono Plateau that, when viewed from three sides, appears to be a mountain. Despite its ambiguous geography, Camelback Mountain is a popular ski resort that offers guests an impressive amount of things to do. The mountain features 37 runs, snow tubing, ski lessons, and much more! Grab your lift ticket today!

Elk Mountain Ski Resort

Rivaling the best ski resorts in the Poconos, Elk Mountain Ski Resort is an excellent option for your next Pennsylvania ski trip! The trail map outlines 27 trails that range in difficulty level. So whether you’re a beginner or an expert skier, there is plenty of room for fun on Elk Mountain. Stop by Scranton, PA, this winter for some unforgettable snowbound adventure!

Jack Frost Big Boulder Ski Resort

Point your ski’s towards White Haven, PA, this year. Jack Frost Ski Resort has served as the area’s premier ski resort since its opening in 1972. Peak Resorts operates the mountain as well as the 36 trails and 17 high-speed lifts that make it the ideal playground for your next winter excursion. With plenty of events and activities throughout the year, you’ll never run out of excitement here. Start planning your trip now!

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

At 1,350 feet, Shawnee Mountain isn’t the tallest in the area, but it still harbors plenty of excitement on its slopes. The mountain has trails for skiers of any skill level, an excellent tubing park, multiple terrain parks, and a world-class ski shop! Add an extra day to your Poconos getaway to experience the thrill of Shawnee Mountain Ski Area.

The Best Place to Stay in the Poconos

interior view of the chambord suite

After you’re done carving your path through the fresh snow at one of the best ski mountains in the Poconos, it’s time to sit back relax at The French Manor Inn and Spa. Our luxurious resort is the perfect way to spend your evenings in the beautiful Pocono Mountains. Enjoy a gourmet meal in our elegant dining room or completely escape with one of our Spa Packages.

Our Chambord Suite, one of our La Maisonneuve Suites, is a gorgeous room that offers a king-size bed, 20-mile mountain views, a private Jacuzzi, and a fireplace. No matter how you spend your days in the area, you can guarantee that The French Manor is the ideal place to spend your nights. There’s no better time to visit the Poconos! 

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