Whether you prefer a heart-pumping downhill adventure or a peaceful trek through the snow, skiing in the Poconos has something for everyone. Guests can choose from a variety of experiences that will add up to some unforgettable winter fun. With plenty of local resorts to explore, planning an unforgettable ski trip is a breeze! Below, we’ve listed everything you need to know before hitting the slopes. If you’d like even more local insight into the area, be sure to claim your free Pocono Mountain Vacation Guide. It’s full of recommendations for attractions in the area, including entertainment, attractions, restaurants, and more!
Where to Enjoy the Best Skiing in the Poconos?
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
If you’re skiing in the Poconos for the first time, head to Shawnee Mountain Ski Area in East Stroudsburg, PA. This family-friendly resort has a ski school, two freestyle terrain parks, and a snow tubing park. It’s comprised of 125 acres of terrain and offers 23 trails. Some slopes are even open for night skiing when snow conditions allow it. There resort also offers a ski shop with equipment, clothing, gear, and more. Be sure to pick up a souvenir t-shirt or sticker to commemorate your trip!
Camelback Mountain Resort
Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville, PA, was voted the best ski resort in Pennsylvania four years in a row. It features some of the best skiing and snowboarding terrains in the area and is fun for beginners and advanced riders alike. Feel free to spend a day on the trails, or visit the largest snow tubing park in the country. You can even take private lessons to help you learn to ski, or hone your skills.
The on-site ski and snow shop is Camelback’s one-stop-shop for all your ski and snowboard needs. They have equipment designed with the learner in mind, as well as high-performance gear for the experienced skier. Visit the rental shop next to the main ticketing area before you head up the mountain.
Blue Mountain Resort
About an hour southwest of the Poconos, Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton, PA, is a great place to go for a change of scenery. Blue Mountain has the highest vertical drop in Pennsylvania and offers the longest ski runs on varied terrain, with 39 trails that challenge every level of skier and rider. Take a day trip to Blue Mountain Resort for an awesome day of thrills.
Your Itinerary for the Perfect Day of Skiing in the Pocono Mountains
Morning: Fuel Your Body
Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That’s especially true if you plan to spend a few hours shredding up the slopes! At The French Manor, guests are treated to a freshly prepared, gourmet breakfast each morning that will keep you energized. Our freshly-prepared breakfast begins with warm coffee and continues with a mosaic of seasonal fruit, homemade coffee cake, and something sizzled on the griddle. We offer a delicious menu each day, so you’ll have gourmet breakfast day after day!
Afternoon: Tear Up the Mountain
The Pocono Mountains offer various unique ski areas for guests to enjoy. To get your adrenaline flowing, purchase lift tickets to your favorite resort. Then get ready to experience some of the best slopes in the region.
After an incredible day on the slopes, you’ll need a cozy, warm, and beautiful place to stay. The French Manor is one of the region’s best places to stay, and it has everything you need to relax and recharge. Our elegant accommodations and luxurious amenities pair perfectly with the stunning surroundings, which are packed with panoramic vistas. You’ll love coming back after an adventure-filled day in the snow and curling up by your ensuite fireplace!
Ready for the ultimate Poconos ski trip? Check our availability and book your stay while there’s still availability! We look forward to hosting you.