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Camelback Ski & ride academy

Ski and Snowboard Lessons in the Poconos

Hooray, you found us! Camelback Ski and Ride Academy is the place to go when you want to learn to ski or ride whether you are new to snow or a seasoned skier. Voted #1 Pocono Ski Resort, our lessons help you get the most out of your ski or snowboard experience. Even the most seasoned of snow enthusiasts will benefit from lessons with our stellar instructors – after all, professional skiers & boarders have coaches, why shouldn’t you! Plus our SnowClub Kids program will have your little ones skiing and riding like a champ. Find the lesson that’s right for you – Private & Family Instruction, Package Instruction, and Group Instruction.

Please book your lessons in advance as they fill up quickly. All guests are required to purchase a lift ticket to ski & ride. Rental equipment and Lift Tickets are not included in lessons unless you opt for a Package. Face coverings are mandatory this season – for more information on our Safety Protocols and what to expect please Click Here.

SnowPro Private Instruction

SnowPro Private Instruction is geared toward your specific coaching needs. Enjoy a one-to-one experience with one of our stellar instructors, or opt to bring the family and friends along for a private group experience.

SnowPro Package Instruction

Ski and Snowboard Packages include everything you need to get you going downhill. We’ll bundle the rental equipment and lift ticket with your lesson with a Pro. You bundle up and get ready to get stoked!

SnowPro Group Instruction

SnowPro Group Instruction allows you to join a group of skiers or snowboarders with similar ability so you’ll go at a pace that’s right for the whole group. Make new friends while learning to master the mountain.

The Absolute Best! The slopes are the absolute best within the state. From rentals to lessons to special events, there is no comparison ANYWHERE in the area. Camelback has consistently led the way in all aspects of the sport.

Bob B Jan 2020

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FAQs

Yes and Yes again! Under the new Camelback Ski & Ride Academy, we have SnowPro Group and SnowPro Private lessons. These lessons will be located at Mountain Village (formerly known as Camelback Ski Mountain Base Area). These will be available for purchase online.

Yes and Yes! A new location was decided on for Kids Learning Center which has also been renamed SnowClub Kids Lessons under Camelback Ski & Ride Academy. All lines for ski school will form outside of the Adventure Basecamp building (formerly known as Camelback Mountain Adventures). For SnowClub, children only with one parent/guardian will be permitted inside. Face coverings are required. Six feet of physical distancing will be maintained at all times. Only members of the same household are permitted to ride the chair lift together. Students and instructors will ride on the opposite side of the quad when possible. All equipment and facilities will be regularly sanitized and disinfected.

Reservations are non-refundable. Lesson reservations can be changed up to 24 hours in advance with no fee or penalty provided they are rescheduled for the current season.

All lift tickets are to be purchased online. Guest must complete a waiver online too. There will be kiosks for guests to print and retrieve tickets once they arrive to the mountain. We will disinfect touch screens between each guest/group.

Arrive early enough so you wont be rushed. On weekends and during prime (holiday) periods, plan to arrive at Camelback’s main ticket plaza at least 90 minutes prior to your lesson start time. On (non-holiday) midweek days, we plan to arrive at the ticket plaza 60 minutes prior to your lesson start time. Remember… earlier is always better!

When purchasing a beginner package, yes rentals are included along with a beginner lift ticket.

If you will be arriving by car, at the lodge a standard overnight self-parking is $25 per night/vehicle plus tax, which will be applied at check in. Permit must be displayed until departure and is valid in all lots. For day guests visiting the Ski Mountain, Aquatopia, Snowtubing Park, Camelbeach or Mountain Adventures there is a $10 fee to park and at the Ski Mountain/Camelbeach there is $30-40 for premium parking lots (rates vary and depend upon availability) – follow payment instructions on lot signage. Lodge guests please display your parking permit which will be issued at check in.

This parking policy gives the ability to ensure that we may offer appropriate and safe parking for all of our guests, monitor/control the flow of traffic and assist in continuing to make parking lot improvements at the resort. Ensuring a smooth and safe process for all our guests.

While borrowing a friend’s skis or snowboard sounds like a good way to save money, having properly fit gear is well worth it. You need gear that is appropriate for your skill level and that has been tested and maintained for safety and performance. Rentals will give you a much better experience.  Not to mention, you don’t have to schlep rental equipment all over the place.  You simply return it at the end of your day!

Yes! The best way to set yourself up for a successful first-time experience is to schedule a lesson with one of our talented snow pros. They will help introduce you to the sport in a safe and energetic manner. They will also get you out on the hill enjoying the whole mountain faster than you could on your own. Having said that, if you want to try things on your own, consider the Coolmar experience. The Coolmar experience is a protected area away from all the fast skiers and riders where you can develop the fundamental skills at your own pace. The snow in this area is shaped to give novice level skiers and riders high level sensations in a safe environment. The best part about the Coolmar experience is that we have coaches stationed throughout the area ready to help should you get a bit stuck.

Ski (and Snowboard) boots should be snug without being uncomfortable.  They should feel like a strong hug or firm handshake without being tight or painful.  Both kinds of boots are stiffer than a regular shoe for both performance and safety purposes.  One key to success is the correct sock! Changing into a dry, mid-weight technical sock when you put on your boots can make a huge difference in how long your feet stay warm and dry.

Camelback Mountain staffs over 250 of the most talented and inspiring, professionally trained, ski and snowboard instructors who are dedicated to sharing their passion for these energizing winter sport. You’ll learn all the skills you need in the ski school area that you’ll use on the slopes.

Kids lessons range from 4-12 years old. 13 and up can go into adult lessons.

As a beginner, you should have reasonable expectations about your first day out at the ski resort. Hopefully, many of the things below will give you a better idea of what to expect. But there are some important basics to be prepared for:

  • Pace yourself and set reasonable expectations, focus on fun.
  • Learning something new is not always easy, but it will be rewarding and exciting when you succeed.
  • Everyone learns at a different pace.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask your instructor questions, they are there to help you learn.

The good news is that, after the first day or two, most of these problems go away. Even on the first couple of days, you can still find a lot of space for enjoyment at the ski resort, but that depends on a host of other important details. How good or bad your first day is depends on attitude going into your lesson. If you think it’s fun, it will be. So, HAVE FUN!

Moderate sized Group Lessons offered at the ski resort are appropriate for all ability levels and focus to hone and polish your skills (every lesson grouped by age and skill set.)
Private Lessons offer one-on-one attention that produces fast, fun results and focuses on what you want to learn. For more information on getting your kids into a lesson check out our Kids Lesson Options.

It’s tempting to borrow equipment from friends or family, especially when the boots actually seem to fit your feet. But you’re better off renting. Here’s why: all of our beginner equipment is designed for beginners specifically. They’re specifically engineered to turn more easily and are more forgiving than either upper level or budget equipment. Our rental staff will make sure that your boots will properly match your feet; if you need a half size up or down, we can accommodate you. Your first time out should be enjoyable and productive. The beginner packages we offer at our ski resort include ski or snowboard rental equipment specifically matched to your size and stature. If any of the Camelback rental equipment doesn’t fit or feel right, come back to the rental shops to exchange for equipment that fits and feels correct.

View our equipment rental options.

Location

193 Resort Drive
Tannersville, PA 18372

Contact

(570) 629-1661

Hours

The Sweetest Suites

 You’ll need a comfy place to relax after a long day of doing, well, everything. Lucky for you we’ve got room for everybody. Book early and save.

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Bars & Restaurants

Fuel up after your lesson with a variety of on-resort places to eat & drink. We have heated tents and a food truck for safe dining options.

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Directions & Parking

Check out our tips for directions and parking before your trip. Be sure to allow for extra time to enter the Resort as traffic can be heavy on weekends.

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