Last updated: 9/7/17 -- Check back on December 21st when this blog will be updated for 2017! Grab your gear and get to the Pocono Mountains. It’s officially ski season! All six of the Pocono Mountains ski areas will be open by Saturday, and each one is offering something new for the season.

From equipment upgrades to new programs and facilities, there’s a lot to look forward to this year. We’ve got the scoop on what’s open and what’s new. Read on for details about the start of ski season in the Pocono Mountains.  

Big Boulder Ski Area
Lake Harmony, PA
: Now open
New this season: Increased rental inventory and newly refurbished lodges enhance the guest experience at Big Boulder.

Jack Frost & Big Boulder Ski Areas

Blue Mountain Resort
Palmerton, PA
: Now open
New this season: Blue Mountain boasts expanded terrain-based learning facilities and a new “Winter Adventure Camp” for intermediate and advanced skiers and boarders. The crew upgraded their point of sale system, and acquired a lumber mill to turn fallen trees into terrain park elements.

Pocono Mountains Snowboarding Locations

Camelback Mountain
Tannersville, PA
: Now open
New this season: Camelback Mountain unveils its Galactic Snowtubing park on December 17, 2016. This after-dark tubing experience features laser-lit lanes and an amazing LED light show. Also new to the tubing park is the Base Camp Lode, where tickets and refreshments can be purchased.

Snowboarding Fun in the Pocono Mountains

Jack Frost Mountain
Blakeslee, PA
: Now open
New this season: More SMI snow guns mean better conditions at Jack Frost Mountain. The rental shop has more high-performance gear, and the restaurant is bigger and better.

Snow Conditions in the Pocono Mountains

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
East Stroudsburg, PA
: Now open
New this season: Big things are happening at Shawnee Mountain. A multi-year, multi-million-dollar upgrade project is transforming snowmaking. Other improvements include new ski, board and boot rentals, and new timing equipment for the NASTAR program.

Skiing in the Pocono Mountains

Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain
Lackawaxen, PA
: Now open
New this season: Ski Big Bear’s teaching terrain expansion begins with the addition of a surface lift.

Snowboarding Fun in the Northern Pocono Mountains

Ready to shred? We’ve got tons of trip planning tools to help you make the most of your mountain experience. You can keep an eye on trail stats with our snow conditions report, watch snowmaking in real time through our live ski cameras, find early bird ticket deals on our ski specials page, and browse happenings on our ski season event calendar. For deals on places to stay in the Pocono Mountains, see the ski and stay packages on our ski/snowsports special offers page.

Not a skier? Pocono Mountains winter fun doesn’t stop at the slopes! You can take the family tubing, enjoy indoor and outdoor fun at our resorts, or step out for some holiday shopping. Visit for everything you need to make this your best winter yet. We’ll see you on the slopes!