Last updated: 8/21/19 -- Check back December 19, 2019 when this blog will be updated! Time to hit the slopes; Pocono Mountains ski season is here! All six ski areas are currently open, and each one is offering new enhancements this winter season. 

Poconos skiing and snowboarding has begun, and you don’t want to miss park upgrades, equipment expansions and ski specials this year. Each resort offers world class learning programs for those that are new to the sport and for those that want a refresher, too! So, get your gear tuned and head for the mountain. See below for details about skiing and snowboarding in the Poconos. 

Big Boulder Ski Area
Lake Harmony, PA
Now open
Trails: Up to 16
Lifts: Up to 8
This season: New this year, $500K has been put into snowmaking and grooming equipment upgrades and restaurants, lodges and trail improvements. Five terrain parks allow the ultimate Pocono freestyle at Big Boulder. Operations are primarily at night, with extended daytime hours over holidays and weekends. Check out holiday specials and exclusive discounts for military, with expanded savings for active, retired and honorably discharged vets. Learn more.

Blue Mountain Resort
Palmerton, PA
Status: Now open
Trails: Up to 39
Lifts: Up to 16
This season: Gear up for this season with Blue Mountain, literally. Blue has updated its rental equipment by a modest $400,000. And to make things easier, a new e-store will allow guests to rent equipment and buy tickets online, and check-in with a simple phone scan once arriving. Why wait in line when you can hit the slopes faster? Cruise down the trails, or challenge yourself on Razor's Edge, a 3,000-foot double black diamond trail. Learn more.

Camelback Mountain
Tannersville, PA
Status: Now open
Trails: Up to 38
Lifts: Up to 16
This season: Prepping for the season, Camelback has upgraded its snow equipment and added a new trail, terrain park and beginner acreage. Two new ski-in, ski-out restaurants have been added as well; Berrelli’s Family Style Italian and Kartrite’s Summit House. For a limited time, grab your Triple Ticket and experience three days of snow sport fun or purchase your Hero or Super Pass for the ski season, and get a Camelbeach Season Pass valid for summer 2019! Learn More.

Jack Frost Mountain
Blakeslee, PA
Status: Now open
Trails: Up to 20
Lifts: Up to 9
This season: Upgraded snow equipment calls for optimum conditions at Jack Frost. Purchase your Peak Pass and sign your kids up for the Junior Development and Competition Teams for an additional fee. With your Peak Pass, you’ll even gain access to seven Peak Resorts across the Northeastern United States, including sister mountain Big Boulder! New this year, the Peak Discover Program provides three step-by-step packaged learning lessons available at all Peak Resorts. Learn More

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
East Stroudsburg, PA
Status: Now open
Trails: Up to 23
Lifts: Up to 11
This season: Shawnee Mountain caters to all level skill types, so everyone can take advantage of the newly upgraded grooming and snowmaking equipment. Save on winter fun this year with Shawnee’s Maxi-Misers programs. Buy these prepaid savings cards by December 24, 2018 and enjoy skiing and riding any day, any time with either the Lift, Lift and Rental or 3 Day Learn to Ski/Snowboard passes. Enjoy newly upgraded rental equipment and charging stations in the Hope and Trepp Lodges. Learn more.

Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain
Lackawaxen, PA
Status: 12/22/18
Trails: Up to 18
Lifts: Up to 7
This season: Starting December 22, Ski Big Bear operates on holiday hours before opening on January 2, 2019 for the season. New and improved for the 2018-19 ski season, Ski Big Bear has installed new snow guns throughout the mountain. With new incentives for residents as well as nearby lodging packages for visitors, Ski Big Bear is bringing the savings to the slopes. Catch even more deals and discounts in January during Learn to Ski/Snowboard month. Choose from rental packages, unlimited season passes or become a member and receive new, exclusive perks. Learn more.

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 and browse happenings on our ski season event calendar. For deals on places to stay in the Pocono Mountains, view the ski and stay packages. We’ll see you on the slopes! 

Not a skier? Pocono Mountains winter fun doesn’t stop at the slopes! Check out our winter adventure bucket list, day trips and blogs for exciting ways to explore the region. You can experience additional snow activities, enjoy an abundance of both indoor and outdoor happenings or step out for some holiday shopping