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Getaway Guide: Top Stays Near Favorite Slopes

Where do we find “ski-in, ski-out” lodging at some of our favorite Pennsylvania mountains? Follow me!

01/29/2015

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Guide To Big Boulder In The Poconos

Located on Big Boulder Mountain and rising above Lake Harmony, the mountain holds seven full-featured parks where riders of all levels can ski or snowboard the night away.

12/04/2014

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What’s New On The Western Pa. Slopes

There are five resorts near locations where Philadelphia skiers and riders frequently travel west of the Susquehanna – Harrisburg, Gettysburg, State College and Seven Springs Conference Center. Here’s what’s new at those spots.

11/26/2014

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What’s New On The Eastern Pa. Slopes

Skiers and riders will see dynamic innovations on the eastern Pennsylvania snow scene this season. Millions of dollars have been poured into resort improvements from parking lots to lodges, accommodations, lifts and summits.

11/20/2014

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Getaway Guide: Scoring A Ski Area Job

The resorts are hiring right now, with many part time jobs available, from lift attendants to food service workers. Starting closest to home, here’s where they are and how to get in on the action.

10/30/2014

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Getaway Guide: Spring Skiing

The ski slopes of Pennsylvania have more March snow today than they’ve had in decades. Here’s what kind of hijinks, from carnivals to St. Pat’s themed ski-a-thons, we can expect.

03/11/2014

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Getaway Guide: Pennsylvania’s Top Ski Bars

The ski bar is the only sippery where glamour doesn’t matter – where you can sit back, mellow out, brag, boast and just feel on top of the world.

02/21/2014

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