(Spring Mountain ski area operator Rick Buckman, standing in front of snowmaking equipment, is hiring winter staff  right now.  File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Wintertime Work-and-Play Ski Adventures

Ski resort operators can’t wait till the snow flies to obtain the staff they need for a brisk season on the slopes. They’re hiring now.


(credit: Shawnee Mountain)

Getaway Guide: Shawnee Mountain

At Shawnee, there are just enough challenges to keep young, energetic sliders interested and laidback parents feeling relaxed.


(Credit: Shawnee Mountain)

Getaway Guide: Shawnee Mountain

Shawnee Mountain is a forgiving kind of ski area that’s frequently described as “family friendly.” Here’s what you’ll find there.


(Fall colors at the Shawnee Inn.  Photo provided)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Leaf-Peeping Above The Treetops

For Delaware Valley leaf peepers the color shift may still be a few weeks away, but in New England the parade of fall hues is already shifting.


(Photo provided by Shawnee Mountain)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Celtic Festival in the Poconos

KYW’s Jay Lloyd looks at a fun getaway in the nearby Pocono Mountains.


(A snowmaking gun in operation.  Credit: Jack Frost)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Finally, Some Real Ski Weather

Skiers’ and snowboarders’ luck is improving for the upcoming President’s Day weekend.


(Whitewater rafting in the Poconos.  Credit:

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Post-Irene Whitewater Rafting in the Poconos

The more adventurous getaway seekers this weekend are looking forward to traditional whitewater rafting, now in faster-flowing mountain streams thanks to the passage of Hurricane Irene.



Top Skiing Bargains Near Philadelphia

Are you a man? Discount. Are you a woman? Discount. A student? Discount. You get the picture. It sounds like the effervescent TV tout of auto insurance fame. In this case it’s Pennsylvania ski and snowboard resorts


(credit: Shawnee Mountain Photo)

A Guide To Shawnee Mountain

SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN Shawnee on Delaware, PA Skiing and riding is a family affair at the venerable Shawnee Mountain which traces its roots back to the turn-of-the-century Shawnee Inn. That the last century, of course. […]



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