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When Does It Snow in the Poconos?

There’s only one thing more beautiful than the Poconos in the summer, and that’s the Poconos in the winter. The sea of lush, green hills gives way to reveal a snow-covered paradise that presents visitors with some of the best mountain views east of the Rockies. But if you’re serious about planning the perfect winter getaway, you may find yourself asking, “When does it snow in the Poconos?” Wonder no more! Here is everything you need to know about the winter season in the Pocono Mountains! While you’re here, dig up the best things to do in the area with our complimentary Vacation Guide. Full of the area’s best restaurants, attractions, and seasonal events, our guide is your passport to the Poconos!

When Does It Snow in the Poconos? and Other FAQ’s

When Does It Snow in the Poconos?

With an average annual snowfall of 50 inches, there’s plenty of opportunity to experience the beauty of winter in the Poconos. To make the most out of your getaway, however, you’ll need to know when the best time to visit is. While it’s impossible to venture beyond speculation, the first snowfall of the year usually occurs sometime in late October or November with the snow season extending into early April. If you’re looking for fresh snowfall, the best time to visit is from January to February, and the single day forecast with the highest chance of snow is on January 11th.

What Are the Best Poconos Ski Resorts?

There are an incredible number of options for skiing in the Pocono Mountains or within driving distance. Shawnee Mountain features 125 acres of skiable terrain, high-speed lifts, terrain parks, and even night skiing on Fridays and Saturdays. Additionally, Camelback Mountain is a great choice and was voted the best ski resort in Pennsylvania four years in a row. This resort in Tannersville, PA, has plenty of trails for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels! The perfect day trip awaits!

What Are Some Other Poconos Winter Activities?

Here for the winter but skiing just isn’t your thing? Luckily, the Poconos snow season offers plenty of other spectacular winter activities. For example, one of the best ways to explore the terrain is on a snowmobiling adventure. Chisel out a fresh path in the snow and enjoy the scenery with Pocono Outdoor Adventure Tours. Still not satisfied? Ice skating or snowshoeing at Promised Land State Park is another way to enjoy the winter weather. If you want to stay out of the cold altogether, Mohegan Sun Pocono is an 82,000-square-foot casino that offers endless 21-and-over fun.

Where to Stay in the Poconos?

After your snowbound adventure is over, recharge with the warmth and comfort of The French Manor Inn and Spa. With luxurious accommodations, a beautiful day spa, and gourmet dining options, our gorgeous Inn has everything you need to turn your Poconos getaway into the vacation of your dreams.

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For an exceedingly restful stay, take a look at one of our Spa Suites. The Soleil Room, for example, is a decadent room that features a king-size bed, free internet, and a private balcony with panoramic views of the mountains. Start planning your winter getaway before it’s too late!