Best Reasons to Live in the Pocono Mountains- Ultimate Skiing At Your Backdoor!

By: Don Hannig

Are you irresistibly drawn to snow-topped mountains, crisply groomed trails, short lift wait-times, and the whisper of skis through the midst of a winter wonderland? Me too! And guess what…. The best kept secret of the northeast is the winter ski haven nestled within our very own Pocono Mountain Region. So why spend thousands of dollars on unnecessary airfare when a skier’s paradise is right at your own backdoor?

Whether your focus is family entertainment or action-packed adventure, the Pocono Mountains offers an array of skiing destinations – many of which offer snow-boarding, tubing, terrain parks, and cross country skiing as well. Here’s a list of our top-five picks for you to visit this winter!

1. Jack Frost Big Boulder. Located in Blakeslee, this dual mountain package deal has something for everyone. Big Boulder Mountain is a wonderful family destination while Jack Frost has gained a reputation for thrill-seekers looking for a challenge.

2. Camelback Mountain. Located in Tannersville, Camelback Mountain exists purely for enjoying winter to its fullest. It’s snow-making prowess and legendary service has made Camelback a choice family destination for over 50 years.

3. Blue Mountain Ski Area. Located in the southern Poconos only a short drive from Allentown, Blue Mountain Ski Area is fast developing a reputation as a cutting edge snow park. Featuring six-passenger high-speed lifts and the highest vertical in Pennsylvania, Blue Mtn. has got just what you need in ultimate ski entertainment!

4. Shawnee Mountain. Located in historic Shawnee on the Delaware, this ski destination offers 23 trails and an array of excellent children’s programs and beginner’s packages, not to mention the great terrain for more advanced skiers. Shawnee is known for service and hospitality.

5. Ski Big Bear. Located at Masthope Mountain, Ski Big Bear offers a fantastic combination of events, festivals and competitions throughout the season, and features a cross-country ski map for a quieter experience in the heart of the Pocono Mountains.

So if chilly thrills and winter wonders are your cup of tea – you’re living in the right place! And if you’re out of town, why don’t you come visit the Pocono Mountains this winter – we’re thinking you might be back to stay!

To find out more about the Pocono Mountains, please call us at 570-646-4646, email us at or visit our website at

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