Jay Lloyd

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Guide To Shawnee Mountain

On a winter day in 1979, the Shah of Iran had already been deposed. What’s this have to do with skiing? I’ll tell you. I was sitting in a Pocono Mountain Lodge interviewing Jean Claude […]

01/22/2015

(The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Quick Trip Back 100 Years

The preservation of a major American institution in a Berks County town celebrated a half-century last week.

01/22/2015

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Guide To Safety On The Slopes

A pair of recent Pennsylvania chairlift accidents has focused attention on skiing and snowboarding safety. And while there are risks, following the rules and staying alert can minimize those risks.

01/21/2015

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Guide To Camelback Mountain

Camelback Mountain near Tannersville can have you cruising in languid, lazy turns for over a mile or taking a nosedive plunge on a bounty of bumps.

01/15/2015

(Villas at Fernwood Resort.  File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Not Too Late For a Long Skiing Weekend

For a nearby, last-minute weekend getaway with winter activities, there’s space still available at many destinations in the Pocono Mountains.

01/15/2015

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Guide To Spring Mountain

There aren’t too many people who can boast of having a neighborhood ski area, but we can. Suburban Philadelphians count the travel time to Spring Mountain in central Montgomery County in minutes. For me, it’s […]

01/08/2015

Ski Lift (Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Flying Solo On Winter Getaways

Togetherness getaways can be overhyped, which is why a winter odyssey with family or friends where everyone does their own thing may be a good suggestion.

01/08/2015

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Guide To Bear Creek Mountain

Is it possible? Snow and a total destination resort, on a single tank of gas in the Pennsylvania banana belt? As a much-quoted snow bunny might say, “You betcha.”

01/01/2015

(A fuel dock on the Chesapeake Bay.  Boaters are hoping lower fuel prices will stick around for next summer's boating season.  File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: 2014 Was a Year of Getaway Surprises

Here are some of the highs and lows.

01/01/2015

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Guide To Jack Frost Ski Resort

One advantage of Jack Frost is that you don’t stand in line for a lift to get that first run of the day — just boot up and go. Let’s head out for the tour.

12/26/2014

(A ski lesson on Bear Creek Mountain, in Berks County, Pa.   Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: It’s Time To Learn Skiing and/or Snowboarding

Yes, you will fall. Even advanced skiers and riders do. Learning how to fall is the key to fun on the mountain.

12/25/2014

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Guide To Elk Mountain

Elk Mountain is the northernmost ski area in eastern Pa. Here, you’ll find some of the longest runs over the region’s steepest terrain. Let’s take the tour.

12/18/2014

(New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Rabbi Shmuel Butman stand in a cherry picker as they light the world's largest Hanukah menorah on December 3, 2013 in New York City.   Photo by Andrew Burton/ Getty Images)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: New York For the Holidays, Whatever Your Religion

If New York City is a mecca for area Christmas shoppers and tree-gazers, it’s also a getaway destination for Hanukah celebrations.

12/18/2014

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Guide To Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain is one of the most versatile snow sports resorts in eastern Pennsylvania, and it’s close to home.

12/11/2014

(A horse and carriage in Central Park, New York City.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The End of Clip-Clop, Clip-Clop?

You’ve probably heard that New York City mayor Bill de Blasio is asking his City Council to ban those iconic horse-drawn carriages so familiar to Central Park visitors.

12/11/2014

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