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|Resort Overview - reported by M. Scott Smith, DCSki Editor|
Camelback has made regular improvements to its snowmaking system. During the summer of 2008, Camelback installed 110 new low-energy snow guns, in a move that should save 50,000 gallons of diesel fuel annually.
Camelback’s Ski School offers programs for children and adults, with specialty racer programs and an “introduce-a-friend-to-skiing” program. Camelback offers complimentary helmets to children 12 and under participating in Ski School programs.
A number of lodging options are available near Camelback.
During the summer, Camelback’s base area is converted into a full-scale waterpark with ten waterslides, a wave pool, an action river, bumper boats, a kids’ play area, miniature golf, and other attractions.
|34 (61% beginner, 24% intermediate, 15% advanced)|
|18,600 per hour|
|15 (2 high-speed quads, 3 triples, 6 doubles, 1 SunKid surface lift, 1 Coolmoor Magic Carpet, 2 tubing Magic Carpet lifts)|
|Yes, on 100% of terrain|
|Three terrain parks are available. A 650-foot handle tow lift was added to the Rhodo Terrain Park in 2007.|
|Two halfpipes, including 14-foot walled halfpipe.|
|Services by two magic carpet lifts.|
|P.O. Box 168
Tannersville, PA 18372
|(570) 629-1661 or (800) 233-8100 (ski report)|
Estimated Distances from Major Cities
|Baltimore, MD||3 hours, 30 minutes||206 miles|
|Washington, DC||4 hours, 5 minutes||229 miles|
|Arlington, VA||4 hours, 15 minutes||247 miles|
|Richmond, VA||5 hours, 50 minutes||346 miles|
|Pittsburgh, PA||5 hours||285 miles|
|Harrisburg, PA||2 hours||126 miles|
|Philadelphia, PA||1 hour, 50 minutes||103 miles|
|Charleston, WV||7 hours, 35 minutes||488 miles|
|Raleigh, NC||8 hours, 30 minutes||522 miles|
|Charlotte, NC||9 hours, 30 minutes||600 miles|
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A snow condition report for Camelback is shown below. Because condition reports may not be updated regularly, be sure to check the date and timestamp on the report. Before making a trip, we recommend contacting resorts directly for the latest conditions.
As of 07:20:00 on 2011-04-03
|Report data is over 2 days old -- please check back later.|
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Camelback has an official webcam page here.
The past five articles related to Camelback are shown below.
Mid-Atlantic Ski Season Gains Momentum (December 27, 2012)
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DCSki Introduces New Features to Track Resort “Tweets” (November 15, 2009)
The Twitter microblogging service allows individuals and companies to create and share short text-based updates called “Tweets.” Over a dozen ski areas in the mid-Atlantic region have created a presence on Twitter, using Twitter to post announcements and information. DCSki now captures these updates and makes them readily available to skiers and boarders, whether or not they have their own Twitter account.
What’s New for 2008: Camelback (November 15, 2008)
Camelback will eliminate the use of 50,000 gallon of diesel fuel annually through its purchase of 110 new low-energy snow guns. Improved lighting and a new park groomer round out improvements at the Pennsylvania ski area.
Guess What? It’s Not Too Late to Ski (April 3, 2008)
The vast majority of Mid-Atlantic resorts have ended their ski and snowboarding season. However, if you’re itching to get in a few last turns, it’s not too late. Several resorts plan to offer skiing and boarding for one last weekend, on April 5 and 6.
(4 reader comments)
Who’s Open? A Detailed Look at Mid-Atlantic Ski Areas (March 17, 2008)
Spring is a mixed blessing: Mid-Atlantic resorts begin to close one by one, but the weather is nice and the rates can’t be beat. DCSki provides a detailed look at the current operating status of Mid-Atlantic ski areas.
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Comments on Camelback - posted by Yuliya Karnayeva
February 8, 2008 at 11:19 am
As an Intermediate skier, so far Camelback has been a rewarding exprience and in top of the three close to home mountain resorts. The trails are wonderful, especially the twilight skiing is superb. The staff are great, helpful and friendly.
Hot chocolate has been delicious.
Couple of things to mention though. First, the outside ticket booths, it's unbearable especially when it's freezing, lines are long and even longer when you're standing in the cold just to get your lift ticket. Also, last time I visited Hunter, they have a great way of securing the rentals. The whole system has been computerized and the IDs are being scanned. Camelback try to catchup! I am student and on a very tight budget, Camelback doesn't offer student discount lift tickets or any coupons, but Hunter does. I ski about 3-4 times a season, and getting a seasonal pass just isn't something I can afford. looking forward visiting again.
Watch Out....! - posted by njski09
February 24, 2009 at 8:02 am
The mountain trails themselves are pretty good. For the beginners, you will find some of the beginner trails a challenge, they are much steaper then they should be with this rating. Also, if you are an avid skier, you know ski boots can make or break your day. This ski area DOES NOT CARRY 1/2 sizes, so if you are a half size you will be uncomfortable, either the boots will be too big and sloppy on the feet or too small and your legs will ache pretty quickly. Down the road is a couple of ski shops that rent equipment for $20 which is a $12 to $18 savings over Camelbacks rates. They are open past the close of the mountain to return gear, this is a much better deal. The staff is 50/50 when it comes to demeanor. Remember, most of these places are run by teenagers and thus not exactly service oriented. Watch the times you go, I suggest the evenings, here the evenings are from 3pm to close. When school it out, the buses are abundant and lines very long. The buses start to leave late afternoon, so the evening sessions will get you more runs. Parking, be prepared to hike, I suggest dropping your party at the lodge and only one of you make the long trek to the back parking lot. The shuttles run every 15min, but fill quickly, it's easier to have one person go with the car then the whole family. This is my second time this year, same experience both times.
watch for rabbits crossing the trail - posted by bobbert el bob
October 12, 2009 at 3:08 pm
One day i was skiing on a trail and a bunny came out of the forest and almost hit me
Comments on Camelback - posted by bobbert el bob
October 12, 2009 at 3:09 pm
elk is way better
Comments on Camelback - posted by Tommy G
January 17, 2012 at 8:45 pm
Camelback is an awesome time, good people, fun trails and just enough challenge to keep you entertained. Terrian Park Sweet. PS- Watch out for the rabbit's crossing the trail, they will try and take you out!!
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