Skiing in the Poconos is an age-old tradition, but many of today’s winter visitors like to shake things up a bit and give other winter sports a try. From ice skating to snow tubing and snowshoeing to snowboarding, there’s always something exciting to do after the snow falls, and snowboarding is fast becoming the most popular sport and Poconos things to do winter! Requiring a different skillset than that of skiing, while many feel it’s a sport solely geared to the younger generations, we think once you give it a try you’ll be thoroughly hooked, and this guide to snowboarding in the Poconos is where you should start your new hobby!
Camelback Mountain, Blue Mountain Resort, and even the Shawnee Mountain Ski Area have all become the go-to spots for snowboarders from all over the world looking for one of the best Poconos things to do winter. Offering snowmaking machines to stretch the season out longer, the terrain at Camelback Mountain is a favorite for skiers and snowboarders, and reasonable season passes make it popular for vacationers on tight budgets. Practicing smart style snowboarding, its CBK park is considered a top to bottom terrain park, and its location under the Stevenson Lift allows quick access and the opportunity to get more runs in than on one that might be further away from the lift.
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The Shawnee Mountain Ski Area is famous for being beginner friendly and offers lessons in both skiing and snowboarding, while Blue Mountain resort offers 16 lifts and five terrain parks for snowboarders of all skill levels. Two beginner parks, the Yeti and the Terrain Run, are not intimidating at all; two intermediate parks, the Come Around and Central Park, offer a little more competition for those who have been snowboarding a little longer or are fast learners. Finally, the expert park, the Lower Sidewinder, is for those daredevils who live to be challenged in their winter sports.
The best part of having a choice of snowboard spots is knowing that no matter which of our winter escapes you are staying in, you’re practically guaranteed to be close to one of these snow parks and things to do in Mount Pocono PA! As the sun sinks behind the mountain tops, the anticipation of the warmth and welcoming you receive from our properties will keep your spirits high as your day on the slopes winds down. Reserve your stay with us today!