TANNERSVILLE, PA – Camelback’s winter ski and snowboard season of 2011/2012 will always be infamous, but unfortunately it’s not for epic snowfalls. This season has been plagued with warm, spring-like weather and barely a snowflake from December through today. Even though Mother Nature has tried in every way to disrupt winter as we know it, Camelback opened with all 34 trails in early January and still remains fully open with a significant base of snow.
“The weekend crowds have been as steady as in previous years, but midweek business has been challenging”, states Brian Bossuyt, Camelback’s Director of Winter Marketing. Bossuyt continues, “As long as we’re open and making snow, the skiers, snowboarders and snowtubers who love the winter outdoors will always come out to enjoy it.”
Two areas of business at Camelback that haven’t been affected this year are snowtubing and first-time ski and snowboard lesson programs. “We’ve seen significant growth in both of these areas, which is a good sign for seasons to come” adds Bossuyt.
No matter what kind of winter you have in your backyard, it’s a winter wonderland at Camelback. Steve Mergner and his fiance met at Camelback two years ago where he taught her how to snowboard. It was love at first sight and just last Saturday, March 3, Steve asked Taylor to marry him at the summit. The staff at Camelback wrote a message in the snow with blue dye that Taylor saw on the way up the chairlift to find Steve waiting on bended-knee for her with an engagement ring.
For the love of the sport, the love of winter, or just for the one you love, this winter past-time brings everyone together for memories that last a lifetime. Check out the weekend video with clips of Steve proposing to Taylor and winter fun at Camelback. B-roll clips are available if needed.
Camelback plans to be open until the end of month and since the resort is still making snow on March 5th there’s a great chance they’ll beat Mother Nature at her own game.
SnowEast Magazine Readers’ Survey voted Camelback Mountain Resort the favorite resort in Pennsylvania. There are 34 trails, ranging from beginners to double black diamonds with 100% of the trails open for night skiing. Camelback is continuing on the cutting edge by adding a 50′ x 50′ airbag that tops out at 12 feet tall….just like stunt persons use in Hollywood films. Guests of all abilities can ski and board downhill, hit a jump and try any trick seen at the X Games and land safely and softly! Always true to its name and mission, Camelback Mountain Resort, ensures action, adventure and excitement 365 days a year.