POCONO MOUNTAINS, Pa. (PRWEB) November 15, 2012
As the last of autumn’s leaves fall to the ground and the air turns chilly, it is time to prepare for winter excitement in the Pocono Mountains (800poconos.com). The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB) is eager to welcome this year's winter 2012-13 season with the latest additions and improvements to area ski resorts. Look forward to enhancements with snowmaking to ensure open and snow-covered trails, new children's programs and expanded family-fun areas such as snowtubing, a luge track and a mountain coaster.
“We anticipate a successful winter season with cooperation from Mother Nature,” said David West, PMVB vice-president of marketing. “While our ski areas have perfected snow-making since its beginning here 60 years ago, natural snow allows for greater opportunities such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and dog sledding.”
Blue Mountain (skibluemt.com)
Camelback Mountain Resort (skicamelback.com)
Shawnee Mountain (shawneemt.com)
Big Boulder (jfbb.com)
Jack Frost (jfbb.com)
Ski Big Bear (skibigbear.com)
Alpine Mountain (alpinemountain.com)
With over 185 ski trails and seven major ski resorts, the Pocono Mountains allows guests of all skill levels to take full advantage of winter’s offerings. For more information regarding winter in the Pocono Mountains region, visit poconoski.com.
About the Pocono Mountains
With 2,400 square miles encompassing Pennsylvania’s Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties, the Pocono Mountains region is home to rolling mountain terrain, breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls, thriving woodlands and 170 miles of winding rivers. Winters offer guests the opportunity to ski, snowboard, snow tube and even snowshoe their way through snowy wonderlands encompassing over 185 ski trails, while summers also cater to the active traveler allowing exploration of 261 miles of hiking and biking trails, over 30 golf courses, whitewater rafting, boating, fishing and open access to nine state and two national parks.
Any time of year is a good time to visit the Pocono Mountains, located within driving distance of most major East Coast cities. This region teeming with history offers year-round cultural tours and art exhibitions, abundant antiquing and brand-name shopping and a full calendar of festivals showcasing the heritage, music and food of the Pocono Mountains.
Even the most discerning traveler will find comfortable accommodations in the Pocono Mountains, which offers an eclectic mix of resorts, distinctive properties and quaint, country inns and bed and breakfasts.
Pocono Mountains visitor information is available online at 800poconos.com or by phone at 800-POCONOS (800-762-6667). Follow @PoconoTourism on Twitter to stay current with up-to-date information. Established in 1934, the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is a private, non-profit, membership organization. The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for the four counties of Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne in northeastern Pennsylvania.