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Camelback Ski & ride academy


301 Resort Drive
Tannersville, PA 18372


(570) 629-1661


The mountain is closed for ski/board, see you during the 2022/23 season!

Ski and Snowboard Lessons for Adults & Kids in the Poconos

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. Find the lesson that’s right for you – choose from Children’s Lessons, Family & Friends Beginner Lessons and Private Lessons.

Please book your lessons online, in advance as they fill up quickly. 

Lesson Types


Yes we offer Children’s Lessons through Camelback Ski & Ride Academy. Children’s Lessons take place at Adventure Basecamp (Camelback Mountain Adventures). Children will be permitted inside to get their rentals and lift tickets.

Yes and Yes again! Under the new Camelback Ski & Ride Academy, we have Family & Friends Beginner Lessons and and Private Lessons. These lessons will be located at The Learning Center at Mountain Village (Camelback Ski Mountain Base Area). These lessons are available for purchase online.

We follow the state and CDC guidelines regarding masking. Safety and well-being are our key focuses and we encourage all associates and guests to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. 

Reservations are non-refundable. Lessons can not be changed or modified.

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!

Rental equipment is included with Children’s Lessons and Family & Friends Beginner Lessons. Private Lessons do not include equipment rentals.

We do not require proof of vaccination for our guests to stay and play. We think of our guests like family and just like family, we trust that you follow Camelback Resort Safety protocols.

Creating memorable getaways are our top priority which is why we encourage individuals to practice social distancing while enjoying our resort activities.

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. 

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 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.

Children’s Lessons are for kids ages 4-12. Family & Friends Beginner Lessons are for groups ages 4 and up, with one person in the group age 13 or older.

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 Aquatopia, Snowtubing Park, Mountain VIlliage (Camelbeach Outdoor Waterpark & Ski Mountain) or Mountain Adventures:

  • General Parking starting at $12/vehicle
  • Premium Parking Lot D2: Mon- Fri $40/vehicle | Sat – Sun (plus holidays) $50/vehicle | Handicap Parking $12/vehicle Daily
  • Premium Parking Lot D3: Mon-Fri $30/vehicle Daily | Sat – Sun (plus holidays) $40/vehicle Daily
  • Click Here to access the full parking map

Season Passholders receive free general parking, excluding premium lots. Lodge guests may park in general parking lots, please display your parking permit which will be issued at check-in.

Make it simple and buy general parking in advance of your arrival. Follow the Cashless payment instructions on lot signage.

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.

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!


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Ready to work where you play? We are seeking enthusiastic and energetic instructors to join our team. Bring your sense of adventure to help visitors find theirs at Camelback Resort. We offer competitive wages, generous benefits and incredible perks.

 Ask one of our instructors about joining the team or email us at skischool@camelbackresort.com for more information.

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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