Ski Season Returns to Camelback, Pocono Mountains

Thanks to round-the-clock snowmaking -- & some of the real deal -- Pennsylvania mountains are welcoming back skiers & snowboarders

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A sure sign of winter in the greater Philadelphia region arrived Thursday as skiers and snowboarders returned to the slopes of Camelback Mountain in the Pocono Mountains.

The Tannersville slope opened its 53rd ski season with limited trails open Thursday morning but seeing skiers back on the mountain had people excited.

"We’re experiencing ideal snowmaking conditions and have been running the snowguns around the clock, allowing us to open more terrain literally day after day," said Camelback vice president of sales & marketing Brian Czarnecki. "We’ll open Thursday with really fantastic conditions due to the man-made snow and the near foot of snow that has fallen already this season. With ideal snowmaking temperatures into late next week we anticipate excellent conditions and a fully opened mountain for the Christmas Holiday week."

The plan is to open their Snowtubing Park – claimed to be the nation’s largest – on Saturday.

Other Poconos-area ski slopes also welcomed back skiers this week. Elk Mountain in Union Dale opened Tuesday; Blue Mountain in Palmerton and Shawnee Mountain in east Stroudsburg opened Wednesday; and Jack Frost/Big Boulder in White Haven also opened Thursday. And, Spring Mountain in Spring Mount planned to open Saturday.

Stay safe on the slopes this season.

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