The largest ski area in the heart of the Poconos, this winter wonderland of the Pocono mountains awaits us. Carve and shred the slops and trails of Camelback Mtn then local microbrewery tour and tasting after. Never skied before - no worries - we will get you set up with rentals and lesson. Includes tour/tasting and continental breakfast.
Please note that you must register and book this trip on the Outdoor Connections website to reserve your spot. See link below ....
Cruise down pristine snow covered trails and slopes in the beautiful snow belt region of the Pocono Mountains – home of Camelback Mountain Resort – our destination for this winter adventure. Known as the Pocono's largest and favorite ski resort, Camelback Mountain is a long time favorite for east coasters and has that big mountain feel so close to home!
This outing will accommodate skiers of all ability levels from first timers to experts. From simple and safe beginner's runs to challenging expert runs, fun can be had by all, regardless of experience level. If you already know what you are doing, go cut loose on your own, the mountain is all yours. If you never skied before then stick with us and we will get you up on your skis in no time - we are not like other outfitters that simply drop you off and have you fend for yourself. No gear? No problem, we will help you get situated with the rental gear at the mountain. First time - need a lesson? We have rental and lesson packages starting at $26. The lessons are ninety minutes in duration and provided by certified ski school instructors at the mountain.
Camelback Mountain boasts the longest ski season in the Poconos and offers skiing, riding, and winter fun for everyone. With the largest and closest major ski resort to Manhattan (about 1 ½ hours) and 100% snow making coverage, Camelback makes the most of winter. A true alpine experience close to home with 34 slopes and trails, 15 lifts and two terrain parks (and the only half pipe in the Poconos) with an equal mix of beginner, intermediate and expert terrain and a longest run of over one mile. And did we mention that Camelback doesn’t have the crowds that some other ski resorts have so you won’t have to deal with swarms of kamikaze skiers bombing downhill next to you.
Hold your horses, the day is not over yet..... a little apre-ski fun to come! Next, we will head on over to a local brewery where we will get a custom tour of their facility and then get to sample some of their own specialty hand crafted brews and, if you wish, refuel with some tasty grub. Shawnee Craft Brewery makes their brews according to centuries old traditions - small batch, hand made beers often aged for months or years in oak barrels - unfiltered, unpasteurized, free of any artificial preservatives or shelf stabilizing agents - and all in keeping with the Fidelis Philosophy, "True to nature, True to the craft". What a great way to reward ourselves, relax a bit, and take in the alpine afterglow.... This trip includes transportation costs, all-day ski pass, brewery tour and beer tasting at brewpub. Continental breakfast in route. Gear rentals and lessons not included in costs - contact us in advance to reserve.
Determining your skiing ability is your responsibility! Not sure about your ability or have a question, contact us at [masked] All trip details and final trip itinerary will be e-mailed to all registered guests the week of the trip date.
About this Adventure
Trip Date: Feb 9, 2014
Departure: 6:45a.m. for check-in – 8th Avenue between W31st and W33rd streets - on the steps of the US Post Office.
Return: 9:45p.m. (approximately)
Trip Rating: Moderate (requires moderate fitness) - We will have the opportunity to ski from approximately 9am to 4pm. First timers welcome!
What's Included: Trip includes transportation costs, all mountain ski day pass, brewery tour and beer tasting at brewpub, and continental breakfast. Optional: gear rental/lesson is additional.
What to Bring: Dress appropriately for the season and in layers - this means have the ability to take tops on/off as needed to keep you comfortable. Wear comfortable clothing that is warm and wicking - polypropylene, wool, fleece, coolmax, etc – No Cotton! We recommend long underwear underneath and waterproof or water resistant outerwear. Wear at least one pair of thick ski/hiking socks or two thinner pairs that are warm and wicking – No Cotton! Wear a warm hat and gloves. Chemical hand/foot warmers are a good idea as well (they are cheap and can be found at sporting goods and major department stores). Bring a backpack/daypack to carry your stuff – extra fleece/rain jacket, extra socks, water, extra snacks, camera, etc. If you are not sure, bring more clothing than you think you need – extra items can be left in the lodge or the van. Bring lunch or money for lunch. Bring money for food/dinner afterwards.
Meet-Up / Membership Price with Transportation $99
Meet-Up / Membership Price with Drive Yourself Option $79
Gear rentals/lessons not included in above costs. For trips that list multiple dates, please e-mail us at [masked] to let us know which date you prefer after you have registered and paid on-line.