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Supper On The Slopes: 8 New Ski Resort Restaurants

Ski or snowboard into one of these ski resort restaurants and fill up with lamb chops, bison burgers and beef tenderloins before carving up the rest of the mountain.

12/06/2013

(credit: Jack Frost/Big Boulder)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: An Early Start For The Slopes

It was a start to one of the earliest seasons in recent memory. As a cold snap set in, Big Boulder opened its terrain parks before Thanksgiving and other Pocono resorts weren’t far behind.

12/05/2013

(credit: Jay Lloyd)

Getaway Guide: Bargain Ski Trips

How do you enjoy a day, much less an entire season, on the snow without stumbling into nation sized debt? Here’s how.

11/21/2013

(credit: Shawnee)

What’s New On The Slopes For 2013: Pocono Mountains

Take a look at what’s new for this season at some of our favorite Pocono Mountain resorts!

11/14/2013

(Credit: Dave Figenshu)

Spring Skiing Guide

The month of March and the closing days of another ski season also jump starts some carnival hi-jinks at the slopes – everything from clown suits to tailgate parties.

03/07/2013

(Jay Lloyd hits the slopes in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Winter Fun

A winter Valentine’s getaway can blend romance and action. Here are three places to enjoy it all.

01/30/2013

(Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Top Area Ski Trails

The following list of top trails is subjective, but you’ll have fun testing them.

01/25/2013

(Credit: Liberty Mountain)

Getaway Guide: Liberty Mountain

While Liberty Mountain is little known in the Philadelphia area, it’s only a two hour ride from the western suburbs. If you’re looking for something different on the snow this winter, here’s an intro to skiing here.

01/17/2013

(Rick Buckman, owner of Spring Mountain, stands in front of a snowmaking machine at Spring Mountain Resort.   File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Montco Ski Resort Owner Persevering Amid January’s Too-Warm Weather

Rick Buckman — owner of Spring Mountain ski area in Montgomery County, Pa. — says he has about half the trails open, thanks to yeoman efforts by his staff at all hours.

01/09/2013

(Kids their their first skiing lesson at Spring Mountain, in Montgomery County, Pa.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Learning To Ski

“All our instructors love kids. They love teaching,” says Rick Buckman, who owns and operates Spring Mountain.

01/03/2013

(Glade skiing at Jack Frost.  Photo provided)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Glade Skiing

Jay finds a western tradition that has reached Pennsylvania slopes.

12/27/2012

(Credit: Big Boulder)

Getaway Guide: Big Boulder

Big Boulder Park can have eyeballs bulging with its stunning summit view overlooking Big Boulder Lake and a pristine countryside of lakeside cottages and evergreen forest.

12/26/2012

(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.

12/21/2012

(Credit: Camelback)

Getaway Guide: Camelback Mountain

For high octane skiing and social hijinx, Camelback Mountain Resort in the Poconos has been the “in” place for generations.

12/14/2012

(The indoor water park at Great Wolf Lodge.  Photo provided)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Poconos, With or Without Snow

Mother Nature can be fickle this time of year, but Pocono mountain ski areas have lots of alternatives if there is no blast of winter before the big holiday week.

12/13/2012

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