Spring Mountain

(AWAY HE GOES!  The zipline experience starts atop a tower at Spring Mountain.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Treetop Canopy Tours at Spring Mountain

Thrill seekers get some high-flying adventure on a “zipline,” which carries the timid and bold at daunting speed above the trees, harnessed to a cable.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/14/2015

(credit: Jay Lloyd)

Owner Of Ski Resort Where Child Fell Says Supervision Is Responsibility Of Parent

Just hours after a nine-year-old took a frightening fall more than 20 feet from a Fairfield, PA ski lift, another child took an even bigger plunge at a different Pennsylvania slope.

01/12/2015

Spring Mountain File Photo (Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Child Falls 30 Feet From Ski Lift In Montgomery County

It happened around 7 p.m. Saturday at Spring Mountain Adventure in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania.

01/10/2015

(credit: Jay Lloyd)

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

Snow making at Spring Mountain. (Credit: Rick Buckman)

Mild Weather Slows Down Start Of Ski Season

Ideal snow making conditions call for temperatures below freezing with low humidity. With temperatures regularly in the 40s and 50s, December has given us better golf weather than ski weather.

12/26/2014

(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

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