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(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.

10/30/2014

(Blue Mountain's "mountain cams" were showing plenty of skiers and plenty of snow on the slopes this week.)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: One of the Longest Ski Seasons In Memory

This brutal winter has provided a bonanza for at least one group of getaway seekers: skiers and snowboarders will be snow-sliding right into spring.

03/20/2014

(credit: Russell Berman)

Getaway Guide: Night Skiing

The guy who wrote, “The night was made for lovers,” apparently wasn’t a skier or snowboarder.

01/16/2014

(credit: Jay Lloyd)

Getaway Guide: Spring Mountain

If your wintertime fun includes cruising down a snow covered trail on skis and snowboards, chances are pretty good that you made your first turns on the slopes of Spring Mountain.

12/26/2013

(credit: Jay Lloyd)

Guide To Snow Tubing In The Poconos

From barrel staves to barn doors, whenever people, snow and hills are thrown together for an awesome downward plunge, anything that will slide will suffice. Here’s where and how to find the world of snow tubing.

02/14/2013

(Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Getaway Guide: Spring Mountain

Ask any skier or rider raised in the Philly area where they learned, and the answer will likely be “Spring Mountain.”

01/10/2013

(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

(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.

09/27/2012

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Top Tiki Bars

What’s summertime without a tiki bar to look forward to at the end of a day? You know – those island and tropical themed outdoor watering holes that provide breeze-blown relief from the heat and a cool drink to fuel an evening of tall tales and salty yarns.

07/12/2012

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After Major Renovation, Woodside Lodge Opens In Montgomery County

A piece of Montgomery County history reopens today after a major renovation project giving area residents a chance to get away to a bed and breakfast without going too far from home.

02/02/2012

(Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Top Ski & Snowboard Lessons For Kids

Our region is endowed with first class ski schools that have even sent Pennsylvania youngsters to America’s Olympic ski team.

01/26/2012

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Top Ski & Ride Bargains

Bargain fever has hit the nearby slopes, and discount skiing and snowboarding have become the norm. That is, if you know where and when to look.

12/19/2011

(Snow at Spring Mountain.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: They’re Making Snow at Pennsylvania’s Ski Slopes

Skiers and snowboarders are about to get their first taste of a new season, and Jay Lloyd reports it’s just a short drive to a snow sports getaway.

12/15/2011

(Credit: www.skibluemt.com)

What’s New On The Slopes Part 2

From the foothills of the Pocono Mountains just north of Allentown to central Montgomery County where generations of skiers made their first turns, the region is alive with snow sports action. Here’s what’s new for the upcoming season at the three area resorts closest to home.

11/16/2011

(Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Winter Fun While Earning A Living

Now is the time to make a winter dream come true for anyone who just can’t get enough of skiing and snowboarding. Jay Lloyd describes how you can work and play at the same time.

10/27/2011

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