One of eight resorts situated in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountain Range, Camelback packs a lot of punch despite being moderately sized. The mountain offers five months of skiing, seven days a week on 34 well-groomed and snow-packed slopes thanks to an arsenal of snowmaking equipment and 100% snow coverage.
Unlike other smallish resort locations, Camelback makes a concerted attempt at attracting and servicing snowboarders, vis-à-vis two terrain parks and a 300-foot halfpipe. Resort operators employ a Zaugg pipe groomer purchased from Switzerland to keep the pipe in peak condition.
Another distinction that separates Camelback is the even distribution of runs for all skill levels, something not typically seen at this type of resort. Usually, beginner runs dominate the landscape, which, more often than not, keeps advanced riders from attending.
Additionally, Camelback is a certified “Burton Learn to Ride” ski resort, an initiative aimed at increasing snowboard participation and advancing individual board skill. Those participating in the program receive beginner-friendly equipment from Burton and lessons from Camelback ski instructors. The cost of a lesson is $90, but an individual can invite two other guests to the lesson for free. Various other lessons and ski schools are also available at the resort.
Other resort perks include: night skiing, numerous food service locations, bars, mountaintop lodge, retail shop, equipment rental and repair shop, snow tubing park, nursery for 12 months and older, parking lot shuttle, and ATM on premises.
- Seasons: Winter: Early December through Early April
- Lift Operations: Monday through Friday: 9a – 4:30p, Saturday and Sunday: 8:30a - 4:30p; Terrain Parks open 10a – Close; Special Holiday and Night Hours
- Elevations: Base Elevation: 1,250’; Peak Elevation: 2,100’; Vertical rise: 800’
- Snow: Average Annual Snowfall: 50 inches; Snowmaking: 100%
- Trail Classification: Skiable Acres: 160 (39% Beginner, 26% Intermediate, 26%, 9% Expert Advanced); 34 trails
- Lift System: Total Number of Lifts: 15
- Uphill Capacity: 18,600 people per hour.
- Terrain Parks: (2) Glen Terrain Park and a 300-foot-long 14-foot-high walled halfpipe on Oak Grove