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NEPA Ski Slopes Are Open for the 2020/21 Season

Due to recent increases in COVID-19 cases throughout the Commonwealth, newly updated health and safety guidelines may affect ski slopes and shops. We advise you to confirm directly with local businesses concerning any changes prior to visiting.

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.

This season, our local ski resorts are going above and beyond to offer safe, outdoor fun this winter. You’ll notice extra precautions like distancing at the lifts and grab-and-go food options. Some locations are requiring reservations or selling online-only tickets to cut down on crowds. Make sure to check each resort’s COVID safety procedures before you bundle up and head out.

Start Shredding at These NEPA Ski Slopes:

  • Montage Mountain Ski Resort

    Scranton, PA

    Enjoy 26 meticulously groomed slopes, from beginner-friendly trails to the thrilling double black diamonds like White Lightning. They also offer full-mountain night skiing, a terrain park and snow tubing lanes.

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  • Big Boulder Ski Resort

    Lake Harmony, PA

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

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  • Blue Mountain Resort

    Lehighton, PA

    This Pocono favorite is home to the Pennsylvania’s highest vertical at 1,082 feet. The resort features 40 epic trails, 5 terrain parks, 16 lifts and the longest snow tubing lanes in the state.

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  • Jack Frost Ski Resort

    White Haven, PA

    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

    East Stroudsburg, PA

    Master all 23 individual slopes at this idyllic Pocono resort. There are also 2 awesome terrain parks and a family friendly snow tubing park.

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  • Ski Big Bear

    Lackawaxen, PA

    It’s a 650-foot vertical drop from the top of Masthope 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

    Union Dale, PA

    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, lighted night skiing and plenty of professional instructors on hand for the beginners.

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  • Camelback Mountain

    Tannersville, PA

    With 39 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 Pennsylvania’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 These Local Ski Shops:

  • The Ski Shack

    Moosic, PA

    Stop by this family-owned shop 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

    Dickson City, PA

    You’re in good hands at this popular 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 Ski Shop

    Wilkes-Barre, PA

    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

    Tannersville, PA

    This massive ski shop near Camelback Mountain 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

    White Haven, PA

    Find all the right gear at this ski and snowboard shop. 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

    Tannersville, PA

    This full-service rental shop located at the foot of Big Pocono Mountain 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

    Tannersville, PA

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

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  • Peterson’s Ski & Cycle

    Blakeslee, PA

    Skiers and snowboarders have geared up at this Pocono ski shop every winter since 1992. They offer equipment, apparel, rentals and repairs so you’re ready to hit the slopes.

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  • Timberline Ski & Sport

    Pocono Lake, PA

    For nearly twenty years, this convenient shop 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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