Planning a ski trip to the Poconos this winter? Check out the Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, a family-friendly Pennsylvania ski resort with an elevation of 1,350 feet. Whether you’re an experienced skier or are just starting out, a trip to Shawnee will leave you with unforgettable memories. And it’s just an easy 45-minute drive from the French Manor Inn!
Learn more about attractions near the French Manor Inn & Spa when you download our free vacation guide! It’s full of recommendations for the best things to see and do, like visiting Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. And check out some other awesome mountains to spend a day on some runs!
Spend a Day at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area offers 125 acres of snow-covered terrain. Visitors can enjoy 23 ski trails, two freestyle terrain parks, and an awesome snow tubing park. There’s also a ski and snowboard school for those who want to hone their skills. So what else can you do at Shawnee Mountain? Take a look!
1. Explore the Trails
Shawnee Mountain offers a variety of trails to accommodate guests of all ages and skill levels. The terrain ranges in difficulty with 25% beginner, 50% intermediate, and 25% expert trails. Some routes are even open for night skiing on Fridays and Saturdays. The average ski season runs from early December through March, weather permitting. Be sure to look at the online trail map before heading out.
2. Visit the Terrain & Snow Tubing Parks
Perfect for more experienced snowboarders and skiers, The Bushkill Terrain Park offers jumps, boxes, rails, and stairs. The Incubator Park is ideal for beginners and allows riders to practice their moves before moving up to Bushkill. If skiing or snowboarding isn’t your thing, head to the Pocono Plunge Snow Tubing Park where you can ride down six thrilling chutes in single or two-person tandem tubes.
3. Check Out the Ski Shop
Forget something or looking for some new gear? The Shawnee Mountain Ski Shop has everything you need for a great day on the mountain. Skiers and snowboarders can browse a variety of equipment including boards, bindings, boots, and poles. The shop also offers jackets, pants, gloves, and other clothing to help keep you warm. Be sure to pick up a souvenir t-shirt or sticker to commemorate your trip!
4. Attend An Event or Festival
From fireworks in July to BBQ festivals in August, there’s always something happening on Shawnee Mountain. Visit the Pocono Food Truck Festival in October where you can try delicious eats from 20 tri-state area food trucks. Also in October, you can head to the Art On the Mountain show and admire stunning work from the region’s most talented painters, crafters, photographers, and sculptors. Upcoming events include the Pocono Puppy Palooza (so cute!) and the Autumn Timber Festival.
Come Home to the French Manor Inn & Spa
The French Manor Inn & Spa is the perfect place for your romantic mountain getaway! After a day on the slopes, cozy up with your loved one in front of a crackling fire in our suites, or take a long soak in our saltwater pool. This Couples Mountain Spa Package might be just what you need!
You’ll sleep comfortably in our luxurious suites, and the gourmet breakfast in the morning will refresh you for the day ahead. We also offer gourmet on-site dining options, as well as many amenities you can’t get at the average B&B. And our excellent spa services make sure the body is relaxed as well.
While planning your vacation to the Poconos, don’t forget to download our complimentary Vacation Guide. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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