When the temperatures drop, the Pocono Mountains come alive. Skiers and snow enthusiasts from all over the northeast United States fill this winter wonderland with a frenzy of downhill activity from December to March. But Camelback Resort is cranking up the heat and extending peak season with the addition of its new lodge and indoor water park.
Embracing a trend popping up across the world, this 52-year-old ski resort is capitalizing on the seven months outside of prime snow sport season by adding elements from other parts of the attractions industry. Camelback Lodge and Aquatopia is the largest project in the site’s history as an attraction. The project, which opened in summer 2015, boasts a 453-suite hotel, 125,000-square-foot indoor water park, family entertainment center, restaurants, spa, and conference facilities—all located at the foot of the great Camelback Mountain.