Camelback Mountain Resort

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  • Diverse terrain serviced by high speed lifts
  • Easily accessible from New York City (Less than 2 hours) and Philadelphia (2 hours)
  • Fantastic family resort with great package deals and facilities
  • New large lodging nearby is perfect for groups
  • Crowded on weekends and during holidays
  • No true ski-in/ski-out lodging
  • Small terrain means it gets skied off quickly and can develop icy conditions in bad weather

Camelback Mountain Resort Ski Packages

Lodging + Lift Tickets Discount Price
Sullivan Trail Inn & Suites
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
48% off $213
Paradise Stream Resort
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
42% off $750
Pocono Palace Resort
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
41% off $1,244

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One of the larger resorts close to New York City, Camelback is mostly for beginners and intermediates and is an ideal family destination. It's known for its Camelback Resort Lodge which offers ski, stay and play packages including access to their indoor waterpark. Camelback's convenient location makes for a great weekend trip but get there mid-week or outside of the holidays for some crowd-free fresh turns.

16/17 Historical Snowfall

Best month to go

January and February

January and February are the best months to visit Camelback as the cold weather will keep any natural snowfall and for the resort to make snow.


John F. Kennedy International Airport


Camelback Mountain (2 hours)

Base of Camelback Mountain (Walk)

  • The Camelback Resort Lodge is the main accommodation at the resort
  • While not true ski-in/ski-out, the lodge provides access to the Stevenson Express lift
  • The lodge offers great ski, stay and play packages

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Tannersville (1-5 mi)

  • Wide range of townhouse rentals featuring 1-4 bedrooms
  • Budget accommodation available such as Days Inn
  • Short drive to slopes

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For beginners

Camelback has plenty of suitable trails for beginners. First timers can start off on the extensive beginner area that spreads across the entire base area. Those with a bit more experience can make their way to the top of the mountain and cruise down the few long green trails Camelback has on offer. Our favorite for beginners include the nice and wide slopes of Julius Caesar to Honeymoon where there is enough room to weave between other skiers.

For intermediates

Intermediates can find a number of blues to cruise across the mountain while park rats can test their skills on the large terrain park mid-mountain where there's even a fun airbag if you dare. Our favorite run for intermediates would have to be Nile Mile. Located off the fast Stevenson Express lift, this long blue gently curves and meanders from the summit down to the base.

For experts

Advanced skiers and snowboarders will most likely get bored quickly at Camelback with the limited amount of black trails here, most of which are not-so challenging. The trail layout isn't great either with 6 black runs on the east side of the mountain and just 2 on the west side and involves skiing between less experienced skiers to get to the other side. If we had to pick one, Cliffhanger is the best run for experts as it's the only double diamond run here and is a straight shot with no interruptions.

Find freshies

Given its close proximity to Philadelphia and New York City, Camelback sees plenty of weekend warriors who tend track out freshies rather quickly. To find the best powder, visit during the week after fresh snow.

Ditch the crowds

All beginner areas and any intermediate areas that lead to beginner areas can get quite crowded so it's best to avoid these spots if you're more experienced. Weekends and holidays also see long lift queues so go in the singles lines to get on the mountain faster.

Non skiers

Non-skiers will have a range of fun activities to do while their counterparts on the slopes including tubing, zip lining, riding the mountain coaster, swimming at the Aquatopia waterpark or just getting a spa treatment.


Families are well catered for at Camelback where they'll find a wide range of great facilities from family changing rooms to large family lodgings. The real drawcard for families is the Camelback Resort Lodge which offers the great ski, stay and play packages including access to the Aquatopia waterpark. Kids will also love the other fun activities such as tubing, zip lining and riding the mountain coaster. Camelback also has a great ski school for first timers and a nursery for the little ones who are not yet old enough to ski.

Camelback Mountain Resort

Camelback Mountain ResortElk Mountain Ski Resort
beginner32 %22 %
intermediate33 %37 %
advanced32 %41 %
expert3 %-
total runs37 27
ski area160ac 180ac
summit elevation2,100ft 2,692ft
total lifts16 7
child lift ticketFree Free
adult lift ticket$67 $67
back country
value for money
average total snowfall24″ 14″

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Camelback Mountain Resort Reviews

Good 3.6 / 5
based on 26 reviews

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Average!3 / 5Oct 07, 2017
JRJeff R.
Great place to ski during the day, they have fast lifts and great trails especially for beginners but it can get very icy by end of day and night. It all depends on the weather though.
Poor!2 / 5Nov 01, 2012
nicely groomed but the ski patrol is just rude.
Very Good!4 / 5Oct 08, 2012
Best Mountain terrain close to my home area. I can get to this mountain weekly and it offers a few challenges. Although not huge, certainly a good day of skiing.
Poor!1 / 5May 05, 2011
Dislike the narrow runs and number of snowboarders
Very Good!4 / 5Aug 27, 2010
Was easiest for us to visit. Started looking elsewhere for the posible convenience of bringing our rv instead of getting other accomadations which we must do in Pa

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