Ski tune up pocono mountains

Tune-Up Center

Don’t let the mountain get you down, get the best tune around at Camelback’s on-site equipment Tune-Up Center! We have technicians available on-site to get your equipment ready for the slopes! Back by popular demand are our master technicians. With over 30 years of combined experience, why go anywhere else for your equipment tune-up?

Conveniently located within The Loft retail location within the base lodge, the Tune-Up Center offers you a variety of services that include hand sharpening, quick edges, hot waxing, binding release checks and installs, boot fitting and a full repair service for all of your equipment needs.

Location

Located at the base area of the ski mountain

Hours

Closed for the Winter Season

Contact

(570) 629-1661

Tune-Up Services

Basegrind, Stone Grind Structure, Edge & Wax

$41.99

Base Grind, Edge & Wax

$36.99

Quick Edge & Wax

$31.99

Quick Edge

$21.99

Quick Wax

$16.99

Add Premium Hand Wax to any tune

$8.99

Binding Mount & Test

$60.00

Binding mount & Test (Touring Bindings)

$75.99

Binding Adjustment & Release Test

$27.99

Snowboard Binding Mount

$22.99

Boot Fitting (hour + materials)

$20.00

Add Binding Release to test any tune

$17.99

Seasonal Tune and Storage

$205

FAQs

Face coverings are required in all Public Areas at the resort, this includes indoor and outdoor areas. Camelback Resort is following all CDC and state guidelines. It is now required by the state of Pennsylvania.

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.

We continue to follow Pennsylvania Skier Association and PA State guidance. Currently there are no restrictions for occupancy. With over 167 skiable acres with 39 trails at Camelback and each trial averages 4 acres there is plenty of space for everyone to practice physical distancing. We plan to open all Snow sports on Friday December 18th, 2020 (weather and conditions permitting). The ski mountain will open with 7 trails (conditions permitting). We will continue to communicate as we have updates.

We continually monitor the direction from PA officials. Because the commonwealth does not dictate how businesses should implement the requirements for testing, Camelback Resort is leaving monitoring to government entities and we are not requiring any proof of testing at the resort.

Outside food & beverage is not permitted in restaurant and concession seating areas. These areas are for mountain’s Food and Beverage use only. Outside food and beverage, pizza parties or small group gatherings, are not permitted in these areas, unless authorized through the Camelback Lodge Group Sales office. There is no glass whatsoever allowed at the base of the mountain. We do allow sealed bottles of water and baby formula (as long as it’s not in a glass container).

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.

If you plan on going on the snow, yes you have to have a lift ticket.

Yes! Camelback Lodge is the premier ski-in, ski-out, slopeside Lodge in Pennsylvania. The Stevenson high-speed quad lift, Raceway Triple Lift & The Glen Lift access a variety of beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain along with Camelback’s terrain park. Trails End Bar & Grille at Camelback Lodge sits just steps away from the snow and the Stevenson high-speed quad lift. 

The queue line will be physically distanced at 6 feet. In addition, signage with the Code of Conduct will be throughout the mountain area to reinforce messaging. Only parties that arrive together may ride together. Hand sanitizer stations will be located at the bottom and top of the lifts. Due to the proximity to each other at loading areas, guests are required to wear masks.

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.

Inventory on our platform may have tickets and passes “market-priced,” so ticket and fee prices may adjust over time based on demand. This is similar to how airline tickets and some live event tickets are sold and is commonly referred to as “Dynamic Pricing.”

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.

Ski resorts across the country use a universal trail rating system. It’s your responsibility to stay on terrain that you can handle, and avoid terrain that you cannot handle. The rating system utilizes four shapes to designate trail difficulty:

Orange Circle: Learn Right.

Green Circle: Beginner

Blue Square: More Difficult.

Black Diamond: Most Difficult.

Double Diamond: Extremely Difficult.

View Our Trail Map and Current Conditions

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!

If you are bringing your own gear to our Pocono ski resort, make sure to transport them in the proper way, this will make your trip from the parking lot to the ski resorts’ base area much easier:

Skis:

Place the skis base-to-base, with the brakes locked together. If you’re outdoors and have plenty of space, carry the skis on a shoulder, with the ski tips in your hand. Your other hand is free to carry your poles (and boots unless you’ve changed footwear at your car). When indoors or near other people, carry the skis upright, with the tips pointing up and your hand below the binding toe piece.

Snowboard:

Boarders have the advantage of more comfortable boots. Tuck your board under one arm like a stack of books and you’re on your way.

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.

Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.

People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.

You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.

Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.

Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.

Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.

Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.

At each and every ski resort, this Skier Responsibility Code is taken very seriously. Any failure to ski responsibly, and to use good judgment and common sense, can result in the revocation of skiing privileges. There typically isn’t much tolerance for those who disobey the rules. Be aware, that in many cases, state law becomes involved in flagrant violation of boundary restrictions and unreported collisions.

View Our Mountain Safety Page

Most importantly, if everyone follows the Responsibility Code and adheres to these basic safety tips, a good and safe time can be had by everyone on the slopes.

Boot Fitting:

Both ski and snowboard boots are designed to hold your foot snugly to the surface of your skis or snowboard. Any movement of the foot within the boot translates into loss of control and lessens performance.

For the best fit, make sure you:

Wear only one pair of socks.

Pull up your pant gaiter and the cuff of your first layer.

Do not tuck your first layer into your boots.

Ski Boots are engineered to fit snugly. The critical area is the heel, which needs to be held tightly into the “heel cup” of the boot. Slide your foot into the boot, making sure that the tongue is pulled forward and out of the way. Push downwards on the heel of the boot to properly set your heel into the cup. Latch the buckles to a comfortable tightness, starting at the bottom and working your way up. Buckles may be readjusted after all have been fastened. Pay particular attention to the buckles on top of the instep of the foot as they hold your heel in place. When you stand up, your toes should have just enough room to wiggle. Press into the front of the boot by bending your knees. If your heel lifts up and out of the heel cup, the boots are too big. Camelback staff can be found in most locations throughout the ski resort and will be happy to assist you.

Snowboard boots fit differently than ski boots. First you open the boot bladder wide and slide your foot into the boot. Use the pull loops to get the boot onto your foot. Slide the lace lock down while tightening the inner laces until the fit is snug but comfortable. Now tighten the outer laces as tight as possible. If done properly, your toes will almost be touching the end of the boot. Stand up, bend your knees and make sure your toes are snug, but not cramped. Make sure your heel is being grabbed by the boot bladder and not lifting. As always, if you have questions or need assistance, look for any of our staff in an orange jacket or Blue Jacket with the Camelback Mountain logo. They can be found all around the ski resort and will be happy to assist you.

Ski/Snowboard Length:

Correct length is a correlation of your height, weight and ability level. Modern shaped skis and snowboards turn much more easily than those of just a few years ago.

Are You Goofy?:

Snowboarders have to decide on their stance on the board. Most people are right-foot dominant, meaning their right leg is their “balance” foot. In this case, the right foot goes in the back binding, facing the rider to the right on the board. This is known as a “regular” stance. Some people are left-foot dominant, and ride facing the left side of the board…this is known as “goofy” stance. Here’s how to tell which foot is dominant before you even set foot on the ski resort. If you run and slide on a linoleum floor in your socks, whichever foot goes second is your balance foot. This is the foot that does most of the work by supporting the majority of your weight.

Helmets:

Most snowboarders choose to wear helmets for a variety of reasons. Because beginner boarders tend to fall backwards a lot, helmets should be strongly considered. Advanced boarders like to do tricks which greatly increases the level of risk in the sport. Beginner skiers; however, tend to ski at slow speeds, and falls are usually forward or to one side. We suggest that you consider helmet use and make an informed, educated decision.

If Camelback Resort must close due to COVID-19:

  • Ski/board pass or triple ticket will be valid through end of 2022 snow sports season if guest is unable to pick up pass this season.
  • Ski/board pass or triple ticket credit based on amount of time resort is closed will be applied in the 2021/22 season if guest has already picked up pass.

If resort is open and guest has COVID-related issues that make it impossible to use or pick up pass, the ski/board pass or triple ticket transferred to 2021/22 season.

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.

Skiing and snowboarding can be very physically demanding sports. If you are an athletic person that plays sports, chances are that you are in pretty good condition to ski or ride. Just remember to pace yourself. You do not have to push yourself to the limits. If you get tired, take a break and catch your breath, this way you can get your second wind and get out there again and again.

You’ve made it to the snow! Now the fun begins. The instructors at our ski resort are trained to do one thing…teach. All of our instructors are trained to teach first-time lessons in a very specific, effective method. You’ll start out by doing exercises to develop your balance and get you accustomed to the feeling of sliding, with a focus on teaching you to feel the ski or snowboards “edge.” Edge control is what the game is all about. By going through these simple exercises, you will quickly learn how to do the two rudimentary actions needed to progress…stopping when and where you want, and turning when and where you want.

You shouldn’t expect miracles your first time out. As we’ve said earlier, it takes three lessons for most people to reach the point where they can start to explore the mountain a little bit.

Kids Lesson Options

Adult Lesson Options

Adaptive Programs

Stay Focused:

It’s important that you pay attention to your instructor. While the exercises may seem a bit repetitive, they are important in the big picture. Not everyone learns at the same pace, mostly because some people are naturally more athletic than others. Those who enjoy summer activities like surfing, skating or skateboarding, will have a distinct edge over those who don’t, but you can do it!

The important thing to remember is not to overdo it. We don’t recommend a trip to the top of the mountain after your first visit…you probably won’t be ready for it. Spend some time on our ski resort’s learning trails practicing the exercises you learned in your lesson. Save the trip to the top for another day, when you’re more prepared.

View Our Mountain Safety Page

Clothing that will absorb water. Stay away from the denim jeans and knit gloves. If these articles of clothing get wet they will not dry fast. Just remember Wet = Cold and Cold = No Fun.

Playing in the snow at Camelback, whether you’re skiing, snowboarding or tubing, is fantastic winter fun! Dressing to stay warm is the secret to an enjoyable day at Camelback in the Winter.  Read our how to dress guide below:

Dress in Several Thin Layers
The first layer should be a wicking material to keep moisture away from the skin. For colder days, a fleece top or jacket, or a cotton turtleneck make a good second layer. Kids’ feet should stay dry too! Moisture-wicking socks work great for this purpose. Kids should wear one pair of socks, not more. Multiple pairs wrinkle and bunch up in the boot, causing discomfort.

Waterproof Pants & Jacket
Staying dry while playing in the snow is of the utmost importance. Once the clothes are wet, staying warm is virtually impossible. Remember, there is a difference between “water resistant” clothing and “waterproof” clothing. You can’t always tell by looking. The product descriptions will specify what level of water protection the clothing provides. Depending on how cold it is, you might want to have your child’s pants and jacket both waterproof and insulated for warmth. In Spring conditions, insulation might be too warm.

Waterproof Gloves or Mittens 
Just like clothing, not all gloves or mittens are waterproof. The product description will specify if they are waterproof. It has been our experience that mittens are better for young kids. Once kids are old enough to have the dexterity to benefit from each finger, gloves may be a better choice.  Mittens are always warmer than gloves.

Goggles or Sunglasses with UV400 Protection
Children may not be as interested as adults are in the fashion aspect of “fashion eyewear”. But because kids spend much more time than most adults do outdoors and in direct sunlight, protecting kids’ eyes from ultraviolet light is especially important.
In fact, many experts believe that our eyes get 80 percent of their total lifetime exposure to the sun’s UV rays by age 18. Since excessive lifetime exposure to UV radiation has been linked to the development of cataracts/other eye problems, it’s never too early for kids to begin wearing good quality sunglasses or goggles outdoors. Lenses in kids’ sunglasses should be clearly marked as capable of providing 100 percent UV protection, with UV400 rated lenses.  For many people, goggles are a necessity when it’s snowing or windy.  In very cold weather they provide added warmth by covering the face.  Additionally, since they attach to the helmet, they are less likely to get lost than sunglasses.

Helmet (for Skiing and Snowboarding)
For all the same reasons your children wear bike helmets, ski helmets are essential for winter safety. If your child wears a ski helmet, remember you may have to raise your voice more to get their attention because the helmet may impede their hearing. Make sure the helmet fits correctly. A ski helmet is not an item you buy for your child to grow into. Educate your child about the benefits and limitations of the helmet. Wearing a helmet doesn’t give permission to ski/snowboard faster or recklessly. If you’re unable to buy one, we do rent helmets for kids.  Call our Snowsports School to learn more. If you’re not planning on using a helmet be sure to wear a warm hat. Kids should wear a hat or headband; 80 percent of heat-loss is through the head.

Plenty of Sunscreen and/or Face Covering
Be sure kids wear sun protection, even on cloudy days. The sun reflects off the snow and is stronger than you think! A ski vacation with a sun burn is no fun, trust us. Sunscreen also reduces evaporation and therefore helps prevent frostbite on very cold days.  A balaclava, face mask or scarf is the best protection against frostbite.  Lastly, winter air is very dry which greatly increases the chance of chapped lips. Plenty of lip balm is a necessity to avoid chapped lips!

Ticket Sales/Guest Services:

This is the first place you will stop at the ski resort. Whether you bought tickets online or still need to purchase them, you will need to get your lift ticket here. Lift tickets allow you access to the lifts and the slopes. Expect to show it to the lift attendant every time you board a lift. Attach it to something easily visible, but not someplace right next to your face. Avoid attaching it to your jacket’s principal zipper, as when the zipper is pulled up to your neck, the ticket may flap in your face on your way down the hill. Most ski jackets have a lift ticket loop somewhere on the front. A jacket pocket zipper is often a convenient attachment place. Make sure to attach it to something you’ll wear all day… not on a glove or a hat. If you have questions or need assistance look for any of our ski resort staff in an orange jacket with the Camelback Mountain logo and they will be happy to assist you.

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Restrooms:

Restrooms are conveniently located in multiple areas around the ski resort. The closest restrooms to Ticket Sales/Guest Services Center are to the right in the breezeway by the Tune-Up Center.

Rental Shop:

After leaving ticket sales, you will proceed to one of our two state-of-the-art rental facilities, conveniently located adjacent to ticket sales. On weekends and holidays if you have purchased one Camelback’s Learn To Ski or Snowboard Packages, you will be directed to our Discovery Center.

By pre-purchasing your rental equipment your equipment will be set-up and ready for you when you arrive. The fastest and most convenient way to get on snow, Online Rentals.

Snowtubing

Visit the USA’s biggest snowtubing park with more than 30 lightning fast lanes. Experience a different snowtubing adventure on Saturdays and Sundays after-dark, when the park transforms into an out of this world Galactic snowtubing experience featuring a disco light show and music.

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Ski Lessons

Learn To Ski Or Snowboard In The Pocono Mountains! Camelback offers Kids Half-Day Programs, 90-minute Learn To Ski/Ride packages, 90-minute beginner lessons & 90-private lessons. If you’re a beginner or simply want to brush up on your skills, we can help you and your child prepare for your ski or snowboard adventure.

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Snow Report

How much snow did Camelback Mountain Resort get today? Get up to date info on new snowfall and conditions. View the webcam and brush up on Mountain Safety. You’ll also find grooming, lift operation status & our Trail Map.

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