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Hit the Slopes in NEPA: 2019/2020 Season

Winter Fun is Serious Business in Northeastern Pennsylvania


There’s no better way to beat the cold than by carving your way down a mountainside.

Whether you make your way down on skis, or a board, our renowned slopes deliver some of the finest winter recreation in the country. And here’s the best part, anyone can do it.

You don’t need to be an experienced skier to get out there on the powder. And you don’t have to drop a week’s pay just to bring your family to the mountain for a snowy evening. Many regional ski resorts offer daily discounts on everything from lift passes to ski and snowboard rentals. And if you’re not sure you have the skills to shred from top to bottom, many slopes offer lessons with trained professionals.

Enjoy the crisp, cool air and the pristine, snowy mountain scenery. Then, warm your bones by the cozy fire at a comfy slope side restaurant. At NEPA’s top-rated ski slopes, you’ll find all the ingredients for a perfect winter day on the mountain.

Don’t spend another winter inside. Embrace the cold. Get out there and hit the slopes.

Start Shredding at These NEPA Ski Slopes:

  • Montage Mountain Ski Resort

    Enjoy 26 meticulously-groomed slopes and the longest snow tubing lanes in the state. They also offer night skiing, airboarding, terrain parks and 7 lifts.

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  • Big Boulder Ski Resort

    Pennsylvania’s first commercial ski resort features a 475-foot vertical rise, 15 daring trails, 5 terrain parks and snow tubing lanes. And getting back to the top couldn’t be any easier with 10 lifts.

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  • Blue Mountain Resort

    Featuring the highest vertical rise from base to summit (1,087 feet), this Pocono favorite hosts 39 unique trails, 5 terrain parks and 16 lifts. There are also 39 snow tubing lanes and 3 tube lifts.

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  • Jack Frost Ski Resort

    Challenge yourself on one of 8 daring, Black Diamond slopes. This popular winter destination offers 20 perfectly-maintained trails, 2 terrain parks and a snow tubing park with its own Magic Carpet Lift.

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  • Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

    Master all 23 individual slopes at this idyllic Pocono resort. There are also 2 terrain parks and a snow tubing park. And when the fun on the mountain ends, it’s just beginning at any one of 5 dining options.

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  • Ski Big Bear

    It’s a 650-foot vertical drop from the top of the mountain to the serene Delaware River Valley below. And you can enjoy every foot of that drop on 18 trails, ranging from green to double black diamond.

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  • Elk Mountain

    This popular Endless Mountains ski resort boasts a 925-foot vertical drop and 27 trails including 11 black diamond runs. There are also 2 terrain parks for the freestylers and plenty of professional instructors on hand for the beginners.

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  • Camelback Mountain

    With 37 unique trails, 16 lifts, lighted trails for night skiing, and the largest snow tubing park in the country, it’s easy to see why this Pocono gem is continually voted PA’s #1 Ski Resort.

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Gear Up!


Hit the mountain prepared and in style.

In NEPA, anywhere there’s a hill to ski, you’ll find a reliable ski shop. And you won’t have to drop a ton of cash to get the equipment you need. Most shops offer rental programs for everything from skis and snowboards to pants, boots and jackets. Rent them for a day or for the entire season. You can also visit these winter sports experts to get your own gear tuned up for the next few months on the slopes.

Check Out This List of Local Ski Shops:

  • The Ski Shack

    Stop by this family-owned shop in Moosic at the base of Montage Mountain. With over 35 years of experience, this ski shop will set you up just right for your next trip to the slopes.

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  • The Ski Corner

    You’re in good hands at this popular Scranton stop for all things snow, ski and board. Browse top brands in gear, apparel and accessories, and hit that mountain in style.

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  • Top of The Slope

    Since 1972, this Downtown Wilkes-Barre ski shop has been the local authority on skiing and snowboarding. Stop by before hitting the slopes for everything you need and more.

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  • The Loft

    This massive ski shop near Camelback Mountain in Tannersville lets you test run skis and snowboards. And they offer one of the largest selections of gear and apparel in the region.

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  • Alpina Ski Shop & 940 Snowboards

    Find all the right gear at this ski and snowboard shop in White Haven. You can buy or rent top-of-the-line, new or used skis, boards and much more. They even operate a gear consignment program.

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  • Pocono Ski Rentals

    This full-service rental shop located at the foot of Big Pocono Mountain in Tannersville offers over 40 years of experience in winter fun. Get it all from gear to goggles and gloves.

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  • Alpine Ski Shop

    Hit up this rental shop at the base of Camelback Mountain in Tannersville for all the necessary gear. Choose from a massive selection of skis, snowboards, apparel and accessories.

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  • Timberline Ski & Sport

    For nearly twenty years, this conveniently located shop at Pocono Lake has featured the latest in ski and snowboard gear. They even offer pre-owned skis, boards and more for rent or purchase.

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