Ski Camelback Mountain For An Easy Family Vacation

Ski Camelback Mountain
Big John and Little John on the chairlift

Ski Camelback Mountain For An Easy Family Vacation

It’s that time of year again… the time when Winter Break is just around the corner and also the time you probably forgot to book a vacation. Now you’re home with your gaggle of kids who are out of school for 7 whole days with nothing to do! Not to worry…  break up your vacay with a  trip hitting the slopes at Camelback Mountain Resort. The resort is a great day trip at just under two and half hours from New York City to the Poconos Mountains, PA. Stay even longer and book your room at  Camelback Lodge! Here’s some tips on how to ski Camelback Mountain for an easy family vacation.


Ski Camelback
Having fun with Ava

I was thrilled when MomTrends asked me to come with my family last Sunday and experience all that Camelback Mountain Resort has to offer. Here’s what to do when you get at Camelback Resort for your vacation.





Camelback Mountain Resort
Camelback Mountain Resort


You don’t need to be an expert skier at this resort because with over 30  trails and 16 lifts there’s a trail for just about every level skier.  Skis, boots, poles, snowboards and helmets are all available for rental too.  Ava and John enrolled in snowboarding school as the resort offers ski and snowboarding lessons for adults and children. The schools focuses on fun first and skill second which makes learning fun. The kids said ski school was their favorite part of their trip! They are begging to go back  and have another full day of snow school with their trainer Kyle! – I thought I’d never hear them say that! Below is an idea of the affordability of the lessons.

Includes open-close lower-mountain lift ticket, open-close equipment rental and 90-minute lesson
Midweek (excluding Holiday Periods) $85
Weekends & Holiday Periods $99


After spending the morning skiing we headed over to one of the largest tubing parks in the country.  John grabbed his tube and got ready to  fly down the mountain.

Tubing isn’t just during the day anymore. Now the resort offers Galactic Snowtubing, which is a laser-lit, after-dark tubing experience. Ava, little John and Big John had a ball whizzing down the mountain.




Skiing is fun but makes you hungry and my family LOVES to eat! So we headed over to the Resort’s Thirsty Camel and Waffle Cabin. We chowed down on a tower of nachos and then a nice hot waffle with chocolate syrup. While we ate we listened to two musicians playing guitars and singing, Easy Like Sunday Morning which was perfect on a fun Sunday of family skiing. 


Our day was too packed with skiing to go over and enjoy the resort’s awesome waterpark, Aquatopia.  Click here to catch our fun visit to the waterpark last year.


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