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The 2021-2022 winter season officially starts this month at Camelback Resort, recently cited as one of the “Best Ski Resorts in the U.S. and Canada” in Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Set within the picturesque Pocono Mountains, this year’s snow sports lineup offers something for everyone from the youngest of snow enthusiasts to grandparents who wish to experience a multigenerational memory with the family.
Traditional activities have been updated, multi-day lift tickets options have been added and new exciting high-tech virtual reality adventures await at Aquatopia. A year-round adventure land that rises to 2,100 feet above sea level, snow enthusiasts, boarders, and avid skiers of all levels will find Camelback Mountain is the perfect getaway for locals and destination fun-seekers, and it’s only 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Philadelphia.
“This year’s winter season may be our best yet,” said Shawn Hauver, managing director of the 560-acre resort. “We have so many new adventures and dining options in store this year. We are especially excited for the new VR water slide at Aquatopia. We predict it will be a huge hit with kids and their adventure-seeking families and friends. And of course, health and safety will always remain a top priority for our staff and guests with briefings and inspections of our
Multiple Ticket Options Available
To accommodate those who want to visit for the day or return multiple times throughout the season, there is a ticket package for all.
Both the Super Season Pass and the Value Season Pass include savings for Aquatopia Indoor Water Park.
A new Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) system offers a hands-free, streamlined and efficient lift access. Season pass and lift ticket holders can reload their pass online and go directly to the lift.
Camelback’s Snowtubing Park
Boasting one of the country’s largest snowtubing parks, the all-lit nighttime after-dark experience, Galactic tubing, is back and just as exhilarating. It’s a tubing party slope side complete with music, disco lighting, up to 44 lightning-fast lanes and two magic carpet lifts. For those who work up an appetite is a Meatball Mayhem food truck hitched to a Tap Bar beverage trailer serving soups, sandwiches and beer on draft to be enjoyed around fire pits for tube watching or
Snowtubing costs start at:
Camelback Ski School
Excellent ski and snowboard instruction continue at Camelback Resort at its Ski & Ride Academy for learners starting at age four and levels from beginner to advanced. Children’s Lessons for ages four to 12 will begin at Adventure Base Camp and run for 1.5 hours. During the Family & Friends Beginner Lessons, beginner skiers aged four and up will head to The Learning Center for one hour of lessons on the snow. Also available are private lessons for beginners through advanced skiers. Ski rentals are included in both the Children’s Lessons and Family & Friends Beginner Lessons.
Ski-in/Ski-out at Camelback Lodge
The only ski-in/ski-out resort in the Poconos, Camelback Lodge offers 453 luxury guest suites with 21layouts to suit couples, families, and groups, along with an array of dining choices (including ski-in/ski-out restaurants), USA Today’s #1 waterpark Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark, the much-loved Arcadia Arcade, and Arcadia Adventures, and seasonal and souvenir shopping.
New Virtual Reality Water Slide Adventure at Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark
For an I-can’t-believe-my-eyes moment, Aquatopia’s new virtual reality experience will have sliders enthusiastically returning to the top of the slide over and over again for a new, fully immersive over-the-top virtual adventure each time. Taking water slides to the next level, sliders choose from multiple different VR technology adventures, and experience lights, music, and exciting visuals inside the slide.
Food for Famished Fun Seekers
Exclusively for Camelback Resort’s hungry skiers and snowboarders, Summit House is a ski-in/ski-out only restaurant offering breathtaking views serving classic Philly cheesesteaks, oysters on the half, Bavarian-style hot pretzels, along with a variety of German beers. New this year is Big Pocono Food Hall featuring a collection of various grab-and-go offerings. Other delicious dining options include the recently renovated Thirsty Camel Bar & Grille, an indoor/outdoor
restaurant featuring local breweries and pub-style menu; Tacos & Beer Truck, offering street tacos and draft; and Meatball Mayhem & Tap Bar, a draft beverage trailer, for meatball sandwiches, bread bowl chili, and chowder along with beers and wines on tap, cocktails and hot beverages.
At Berrelli’s Italian Chophouse, this new Italian steakhouse features an extensive wine list in a fine-dining ambiance and a downstairs speakeasy-vibe game room for playing pool, darts, and shuffleboard.
Camelback Lodge houses the new Café & Bar La Columbe a brasserie-style restaurant with coffee, pastries, sandwiches and salads to-go; Hemispheres, a family-friendly breakfast buffet eatery; Trails End Pub & Grille, a ski-in/ski-out American brewpub open daily; Graffiti Pizza, a New York graffiti-themed pizza spot; and Oasis, the Poconos’ most unique indoor pool and swim-up bar reserved for guests 21 or older.
The Arcade Introduces New Interactive Games
The two-level arcade has been updated with new fun attractions including a mirror maze and a new western-outlaw escape room where the infamous Jesse James has been injured – gunshot of course – so participants have to attempt to break open a bank vault without his obvious expertise and haul away its contents before the sheriff arrives.
Another new and innovative arcade attraction simulates the popular sport of axe throwing, and VR Rabbids is a virtual reality game simulating a twisting, turning, thrilling, and spilling rollercoaster.
About Camelback Resort
Nestled in the scenic Pocono Mountains, which were formed 400 million years ago, Camelback Resort is a year-round destination ideal for adventure-packed multi-generational family travel and experiences. The 560-acre resort includes Camelback Mountain for unsurpassed skiing, snowboarding, and snowtubing; Camelback Mountain Adventures for ziplining, a treetop obstacle course, and alpine mountain coaster; Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, Pennsylvania’s
biggest outdoor waterpark; and Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark, the latter voted USA Today’s 2019 #1 Indoor Waterpark.
Accommodations are available at Camelback Lodge, an eight-story mountain modern-designed hotel with 453 guest suites, featuring many dining choices including ski-in/ski-out restaurants, a fitness center, 20,000 square feet of flexible conference and meeting venues, and 170,000 square feet of indoor adventure and entertainment space.
For reservations and more information, call 1-855-515-1283 or visit www.CamelbackResort.com.
December 14, 2021