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Welcome to Winter in PA: We Call It Ski Season

With ski season officially here, we’re getting ready for three months of snow, hot chocolate, and a cozy fire. But we’re also gearing up for the outdoors and hitting the slopes. With the Alleghenies to the west and Poconos to the northeast, PA is a winter adventurer’s wonderland. From cross-country skiing and snowshoeing to an Olympic-size half pipe and the best Learn to Ski program in the nation, Pennsylvania’s ski resorts have something for every age and experience level. So don’t waste winter away. Plan your trip with a stay at one of PA’s quality bed & breakfasts or purchase a gift certificate as a holiday surprise for someone special. With Cabin Fever in January offering your second night FREE or 50% off and a whole month dedicated to learning to ski, the timing couldn’t be better. Take your pick of Pennsylvania’s many premier ski resorts, pack your gear, and plan your bed & breakfast winter getaway today!

Camelback Ski Area

301 Resort Drive

Tannersville, PA 18372

(570) 629-1661

Camelback is the largest of the Poconos ski resorts and it also boasts the country’s largest snow tubing park. It’s been voted No. 1 Winter Resort four years in a row by Snow East Magazine and also features a dual zip line and a 4500 foot mountainside rollercoaster.

Blue Mountain

1660 Blue Mountain Drive,

Palmerton, PA 18071

(610) 826-7700

Beat the winter blues at Blue Mountain’s five terrain parks, 39 trails, and the highest vertical in the state. Celebrate 40 years of Blue Mountain skiing this season with affordable tickets, packages, parties, and more. 

Jack Frost Big Boulder

434 Jack Frost Mountain Road

White Haven, PA 18610

(570) 443-8425

Return to where it all began at Big Boulder, the site of the first successful use of artificial snowmaking for a commercial application. Eight parks and a two-for-one deal give Jack Frost Big Boulder a reputation as one of the best on the East Coast. Enjoy night skiing at BB and glade skiing and riding at Jack Frost.

Shawnee Mountain

401 Hollow Road

East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

(570) 421-7231

Are you impatient? Shawnee may be the resort for you. And not just because it’s usually the first to open its doors. With its signature Tomahawk Express Quad Lift, skiers and riders soar to the 3,100-foot summit in just three minutes. The lift can transport 2,400 people per hour, meaning you get more chances to soar back down.

Blue Knob Ski Area

1424 Overland Pass,

Claysburg, PA 16625

(814) 239-5111

Blue Knob is not only Pennsylvania’s highest skiable mountain, it’s also home to the most challenging slopes (and some of the best food!) Wine tasting events are also held at the clubhouse if you’d rather sip a glass instead of ski the slopes.

Roundtop Mountain Resort

925 Roundtop Road

Lewisberry, PA 17339

(717) 432-9631

In the capital area, Roundtop draws crowds to its winter sport trifecta alongside Liberty and Whitetail. Enjoy its snow tube park and take advantage of the best learn-to-ski program in the country.


PA Inns Nearby

Stay at One of These Great Inns

Times House Bed & Breakfast

Times House B&B Jim Thorpe getaway
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 12.2mi

The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast

The Parsonage B&B
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 12.4mi

Rustic Dreams Bed and Breakfast

Rustic Dreams
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 16.9mi

The Lafayette Inn

Lafayette Inn an 1895 Georgian Mansion
Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 18mi

Landhaven Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 26.6mi

Pigeon Creek Bed & Breakfast

Pigeon Creek
Average Rate: 
Under $100
Distance: 30.2mi

Galvanized America Inn & Art Gallery, LLC

Galvanized America
Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 33.8mi