Camelback Mountain Ski Vacation Guide

Ski & Ride Guide

Camelback offers a diverse terrain of approximately 166 skiable acres on about 34 trails, quite possibly the largest amount of terrain in Pennsylvania. All the trails are lit for night skiing, riding and tubing. The terrain is diverse and rated 39% beginner, 26% more difficult, 26% most difficult and 9% for experts only. The runs are serviced be no less than 16 lifts up to an 800 foot vertical.  Cambelback is one of the few ski areas with 100% snowmaking to cover all terrain.  Their fleet of 1200+ snow guns produces enough firepower to cover two acres with one foot within one hour. 

This mountain is an excellent mountain to learn how to ski and ride for people of any age, and it has offers the terrain to develop expert level skills. Their unique terrain-based learning program teaches riders how to slide and turn on all types of surfaces, including a mini-pipe.

Après Ski

You can find good food and drink in and around Camelback Mountain area. There are about a dozen snack shops, bistros, grills and restaurant within the ski area to choose from. The Cameltop Mountain Lodge at the ski area offers après entertainment of food, beer and live music. The Thirsty Camel and Glen Lodge are also good hangout spots to grab a beer after hours.  Since Camelback is so close to many urban areas, city nightlife is just a two-hour drive away.

Family-Friendly Activities

The Aquatopia water park housed inside the Camelback Lodge is a popular family attraction.  The 125,000 square-foot water oasis is kept at 84-degrees year-round. And the park is covered by a transparent roof, allowing for tanning by day and star gazing at night. Parents can enjoy food and drink service in private cabanas while the kiddos swim, or go grab something from the park's swim up bars.

An alternative to skiing that everyone in the family from toddlers to grandfolks might enjoy is a trip down Camelback on the 4500-foot steel-track Mountain Coaster.  Riding down this massive hill through trees and down steep slopes in the winter does not require any experience, and is truly a thrilling ride and hours of fun.

There's no shortage of snowtubing at Camelback, which boasts the largest snowtubing park in the USA at 42 lanes and counting!  You can ride one or two people per tube, and this area is also lit up through the night. Two magic carpet serves the huge tubing area for quick access and many laps down the hill.  Night skiing and riding is a popular activity at Camelback and a great place for teens and tweens to expend their adrenaline. 

Camelback Mountain Snowboard Vacation Guide

Parks & Pipes

Beginning park riders and freestylers can have their day at the Sunbowl Progression Park, a beginner park that can be found adjacent to the Sunbowl slope. There, riders test their skills on low features with softer landings. Perfect practice makes perfect so there’s also a lift so that riders can lap the features, and many of those features are lower versions of the boxes and rails that you will find at the Neon Terrain Park. After gaining shred cred at Sunbowl, riders can step to the more challenging Neon Terrain Park to progress their tricks and turns.

The Neon Terrain Park is a graffiti-painted park with an East Coast vibe and culture. Five trails and many features ranging from M to XL make up the park, and you’ll find in-park events such as the Nike Chose Tour, concerts and other happenings throughout the season.

Out of Bounds

The Neon Terrain Park was created for freestylers and is THE place for riders on the East Coast.