Guests to Pennsylvania’s Camelback Resort will notice a wide range of improvements this winter. Chief among them: the Black Bear 6, a brand new 6-person high-speed lift that is replacing the smaller Sullivan Express. Featuring enclosed chairs, the new lift will shuttle 3,000 passengers per hour up 667 vertical feet. The Sullivan Express is the latest lift upgrade at the Pocono-based resort: in 2020, Camelback added the Sunbowl Express lift.
Camelback has also relocated and expanded its terrain park. Serviced by the Glen lift, the new park will be located at Upper Moore’s Ramble, Oak Grove, Lower Moore’s Ramble, and Rhododendron Glen. Automations and new designs are on tap, and the park crew will rebuild and refresh the park throughout the winter using a Next Gen Pisten Bully Park Pro 400.
The ski area has also continued making enhancements to its snowmaking system, which now features more than 1,500 snow guns covering 166 acres of slopes. The system is capable of pumping 12,000 gallons of water per minute across the mountain. Fully automated snowmaking has been added to Nile Mile, and a new grooming machine equipped with snow depth technology has been purchased.
The resort has made improvements to the RFID-based lift access system it introduced last year, and added SkiLynx to its mobile app, allowing guests to track their total trails, miles, and vertical feet while checking real-time lift wait times.
With more than 40 snow tubing lanes, the tubing park at Camelback is one of the country’s largest. Camelback reports that its all-lit nighttime, after-dark experience called Galactic Tubing will return for the 2022-2023 winter season, turning tubing into a party experience with music and disco lighting.
M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.
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