Camelback Mountain Resort is a ski and snowboard resort located in Tannersville in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. The resort is partially located in the Big Pocono State Park. As the largest ski resort in the Poconos, Camelback offers 35 ski and snowboarding trails over 166 acres, accessed by 15 chairlifts. The Nile Mile is the longest trail at 1 mile long. Trails on the mountain have a vertical drop of 800 feet. The park sees an average snowfall of about 50 inches per year and relies on portable snow guns for the majority of its snowmaking. Each trail in the park is lit for night skiing.
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For freestyle skiers and snowboarders, Camelback Terrain Park is included with lift tickets and offers five trails with terrain for all levels and the only half-pipe in the Pocono Mountains. The Sunbowl Progression Terrain Park offers gentle, low-to-the-ground features such as boxes and rails for beginners to explore and develop their skills.
In addition to the ski and snowboard trails, Camelback Mountain is home to the largest snowtubing park in America. The mountain offers 100 vertical feet of snowtubing across 42 lanes, with 2 snowtubing lifts to take guests to the top. A Snowtubing Lodge recently opened in 2016 and features a restaurant and indoor space for snowtubers to take a warm break.
Outside of skiing, the Appalachian Express Mountain Coaster takes guests for a ride down a 4,500-foot steel track and is open all year round. No experience is needed, although it is recommended to purchase tickets online in advance of your visit due to high demand. The 1,000-foot dual zip-line is another year-round non-skiing adventure. Guests zip through the trees at a height of 8 stories above the ground. The zip-line offers an adventurous way to see the Pocono Mountain views. No reservations are required.
Visitors to the mountain may ski with a day pass or stay for a multi-day adventure. The Camelback Lodge and Aquatopia Waterpark opened in 2015 and is located at the foothills of the resort. The lodge features the largest indoor family entertainment center and indoor water park in the Northeast. The indoor water park is open all year round and maintains a steady 84°F climate. In addition to the indoor waterpark, entertainment options at the lodge include an indoor ropes course, arcade, laser-tag arena, and mini-golf. The lodge offers a large variety of room layouts, all designed to be family friendly, as well as a fitness center and spa and nine options for dining. Townhomes for up to 14 guests are also available to rent. Townhome rentals offer all the amenities of home and include lift tickets and Aquatopia waterpark entrance.
History: Camelback Mountain opened in 1963 and is the largest ski resort in the Poconos. Today, over 1 million outdoor enthusiasts visit the park annually. The outdoor waterpark Camelbeach opened in 1998 as a summer attraction of the Camelback Mountain Ski Resort. Camelback Mountain Adventures opened in 2009 and boasts the largest treetop adventure course in Pennsylvania. In May of 2015, the resort opened the Camelback Lodge Resort and the indoor waterpark, Aquatopia.
Camelback Mountain is a family-friendly resort and offers a variety of ski lesson packages for kids and adults. The mountain emphasizes safety and education with the motto “learn here, learn right.” Children can take private lessons or participate in 90-minute or half-day programs. The Terrain Learning Program is a special program for young children that emphasizes awareness of the terrain to take the fear out of sliding. Children learn on a special terrain learning course that offers gentle slopes, sloped curves, and pump tracks. Adults may also benefit from private or group lessons. The Adaptive Ski Program is a partnership with the Pennsylvania Center for Adaptive Sports and offers lessons and programming for people (over the age of 5) with disabilities. The Pocono Alpine Ski Foundation is a separate organization that works onsite to oversee the race and freestyle teams. Development and racing team programs are open to kids aged 7 to 18. The mountain is a host to a variety of entertaining events outside the skiing itself. There is an annual breast cancer fundraiser, race leagues, and ski and snowboard demos. The Thirsty Camel and Glen Lodge are onsite bars, offering a variety of live music entertainment in the evenings.
301 Resort Dr.Tannersville, PA 18372, Phone: 570-629-1661
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