Camelback Mountain

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Opening at Camelback

Camelback Mountain features the most open acreage in the Poconos, with thirty-seven trails, up to fourteen lifts, and 116 acres of terrain to ski and ride. Camelback Mountain Resort is just a quick hour and a half from New York City. We have pickup locations uptown, midtown, and downtown, so getting on the bus is super easy. We arrive at the mountain before around 8:45am and depart 4:30pm for a quick ride home. Food and drinks are available at three base lodges and the summit lodge, with afternoon drink specials arranged by our hosts. We’ve done all the work—just show up and have fun, Sherpa-style.

Snowtubing Galore—Maximum Fun, Minimum Fuss

Camelback boasts up to Forty-two lanes for snowtubing and two Magic Carpet Conveyor Walkways that take you and your tube back to the summit of the snowtubing terrain. With single or double tubes, race with friends and family to see who can reach the bottom first, then jump on the Magic Carpet and get an effortless ride back to the top of the hill. Your snowtubing ticket entitles you to a two-hour session, beginning on the hour.



Official Burton Learn-to-Ride Mountain

Camelback partners with Burton Snowboards and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) for the best in equipment, teaching, and programs. Burton’s Learn to Ride (LTR) programs incorporate the right equipment with proven teaching methods to help anyone build confidence and control, with programs designed for Kids, Adult, Women, Freestyle, and Progression.

COVID-19 Safety

Urban Sherpa Travel is committed to the health and safety of our guests and our team. Please be aware that exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present. We have taken numerous steps to reduce this inherent risk and ask that you familiarize yourself with our COVID-19 health and safety requirements and precautions prior to your visit. You should evaluate your own level of risk when determining whether to visit. By traveling with Urban Sherpa Travel you acknowledge and agree that you assume these inherent risks associated with your attendance as we have explained them to you. Please see our complete COVID-19 Safety Statement.


Basic Package includes a round-trip bus pass and lift ticket $119.00
Full Beginner Package includes a round-trip bus pass, a lower mountain lift ticket, 90-minute group lesson, and a board or ski rental $189.00
Round-Trip Coach Transport Only includes a round-trip bus pass. You may also add lift ticket, lesson, or gear rental options $59.00
One-Way Coach Transport Only includes a one-way bus pass. You may also add lift ticket, lesson, or gear rental options $49.00

Custom Options

Lift Ticket Just need a lift ticket? Buy it here and pick it up on hill from your Urban Sherpa Leader $75.00
Lesson Add a 90-minute group lesson to improve your ride (beginner, advanced beginner, or intermediate levels available) $55.00
Gear Rental Ski rental includes shaped skis, poles, and boots; snowboard rental includes board, boots, and bindings $55.00

Logistics | Pickups & Departures

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early.
  • Bring water and weather-appropriate clothing.

Pickup/Dropoff Locations

  Union Square Times Square
Depart 6:45 AM 7:00 AM --
Depart Camelback Mountain 4:30 PM
Return 6:30 PM 6:00 PM --

Permissions Slip for Minors

A parent or legal guardian must complete and bring along a Minor Permissions Slip for each child age sixteen (16) and under.

How do I select the correct snowboard stance?

Your bindings settings usually follow your batting stance. If you are right-handed and bat right-handed, then you will probably feel most comfortable with your left foot forward (regular). If you are left-handed or bat “lefty,” then you will likely feel right foot forward is more natural (goofy).

These are just guidelines to start. We can help you find the right fit for your ride.

What type of skier are you?

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Determining your ski ability is your responsibility!

Your ski ability, height, weight, age, and boot-sole length are used by the shop to determine the visual indicator settings of your ski bindings. Be sure to provide accurate information, as any error may increase your risk of injury. Consult the skier type descriptions to select your classification. These descriptions are compatible with ASTM and ISO documents.

Type I Skier (Beginner)

Cautious skiing at lower visual indicator settings

  • Prefer slow to moderate speeds
  • Prefer gentle to moderate terrain
  • Receive lower-than-average visual indicator settings (this may increase the risk of inadvertent binding release in order to increase the likelihood of release in a fall)
  • Type I settings apply to entry-level skiers uncertain of their classification
  • Type I- setting apply for skiers who desire visual indicator settings lower than settings for a Type I skier

Type II Skier (Intermediate)

Moderate skiing at average visual indicator settings

  • Prefer a variety of speeds
  • Prefer varied terrain
  • Type II settings apply to skiers who do not meet all the descriptions of Type I or Type III classifications

Type III Skier (Advanced)

Aggressive skiing at higher visual indicator settings

  • Prefer fast speeds
  • Prefer steep terrain
  • Receive higher-than-average visual indicator settings (this may reduce the likelihood of release in a fall in order to reduce the risk of inadvertent binding release)
  • Type III+ settings apply for skiers who desire visual indicator settings higher than settings for a Type III skier