By Kaitlin Ahern; research by Alyssa Sparacino

Family-Friendly Ski Mountains and Resorts in the Poconos- 2011 Guide

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We've compiled a comprehensive guide to the family-friendly ski mountains in the Poconos, Pennsylvania. Many of these locations feature kids' lesson programs and child care for the littlest ones in your brood. You'll also find up-to-date information on the best way to get there with your brood -- without breaking the bank.

 

 

  

Alpine Mountain Ski & Ride Center

Route 447 North Analomink

570-595-2150

Learn to ski and snowboard lessons for children up to age 12. Snow tubing for those over 42 inches tall. Children 5 years old and under receive a free lift ticket with the purchase of one regular full-priced Day or Twilight Adult lift ticket.

 

Blue Mountain Ski Area

1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Danielsville

610-826-7700

37 trails, four terrain parks, snow tubing, and night skiing. Explorer program offers ski lessons for ages 4-12 and snowboarding for ages 6-12.

 

Camelback Mountain Resort

One Camelback Road, Tannersville

570-629-1661

34 trails, most for novices and beginners. Learn to ski and snowboard classes for kids ages 6-12. Snow tubing with double tubes available for children as small as 33 inches, accompanied by an adult. Night skiing. Ages 5 and under receive free lift ticket with paid adult.

 

Jack Frost

1 Jack Frost Mountain Road, Blakeslee

Sister resort: Big Boulder

1 South Lake Drive, Lake Harmony

570-443-8425

Ski programs for ages 3-10; snowboard lessons for ages 6-10. Both offer terrain parks and tubing; only Big Boulder has night skiing. Sunday night is Family Night at Big Boulder, with reduced pricing on lift tickets, rentals, and tubing.

 

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

I-80 Exit 309, Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg

570-421-7231

23 trails, two terrain parks, night skiing, and snow tubing, with tandem tubes for parents and children under 42 inches. Offers a SKIbaby program for ages 3 and under; a Mommy & Me program for 3-year- old children and parents; ski lessons for kids as young as 4; snowboard lessons for kids as young as 7.

 

Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain

192 Karl Hope Boulevard, Lackawaxen

570-685-1400

18 trails, with group ski and snowboard lessons for ages 8 and up, and tubing for those over 42 inches. Children 5 years and younger receive a free lift ticket with paying adult.

 

Snö Mountain Ski Resort

1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton

570-969-7669

30 trails and a terrain park. Ski lessons for kids as young as 3. Snow tubing for those

44 inches and taller. Located two miles from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport and Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport.

 

 

Also see: Our complete 2011 Guide to Family-Friendly Ski Mountains and Resorts in the Northeast

 

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