Why Skytop Is The Best Place To Learn To Ski in the Poconos  

Nov 6, 2020

For decades, the Poconos has been considered one of the best ski destinations in the world. Skiers of all skill levels love to hit the slopes that are located throughout this breathtaking, rugged terrain. However, those who are learning to ski for the first time will want to select a ski resort carefully. Not every resort will accommodate beginners with the support and care they need.

At Skytop Lodge, we welcome new skiers. In fact, we go above and beyond to offer unique services and amenities in order to help beginners learn to love the sport.

Skiing at Skytop Lodge: What You Need to Know

There are many resorts in the Poconos that offer skiing on-site, but few that offer the same level of comfort and convenience as Skytop Lodge. Skytop Lodge is located on West Mountain, which is one of the most beautiful mountains in the entire range. The people who stay at this resort love the fact that they can enjoy panoramic views of the Poconos around every corner, but the view from the slopes is particularly stunning.

Skytop Lodge’s slopes are located on Ski Hill. This hill is situated across from the pristine lake in the center of the resort and is easy for all resort guests to get to. Some guests opt to drive their cars to the hill, as it is a short ride. Others prefer the convenience of our resort shuttle, which also can get anyone to the slopes within minutes. Of course, there are some guests who want to maximize their time outdoors in the Poconos. Adventurous guests are able to traverse along the scenic Lake Trail and arrive at Ski Hill in about 15 minutes.

For the guests who are looking for lessons for beginners, Skytop is the perfect ski resort in the Poconos. Ski Hill has options for every skier, regardless of skill level. In addition, the convenient location of the slopes makes it a favorite among travelers. Not only will you be able to spend all of the time you want skiing down the mountainside, but you will also be able to enjoy plenty of free time exploring the rest of the resort.

The Ski School at Skytop: The Best Place for Beginners

Trying a new sport can be a bit overwhelming and intimidating, which is why the Ski School at Skytop is the best place to take lessons as a beginner. Those who enroll in the Ski School during their stay at Skytop will benefit from personalized instruction from skilled skiers in a small group setting. Without the crowds, new skiers feel more confident in their ability to hit the slopes.

Here is what you need to know about the Ski School at Skytop:

  • Guests ages 4 and up can enroll in ski lessons. This is ideal for families with young children who want to learn something new together. It allows people of all ages to take advantage of the opportunity to learn to ski.
  • Classes are typically broken down by age group. We offer lessons for beginners, advanced beginners, or intermediate skiers. There are small group lessons available, as well as semi-private and private options with our qualified instructors. At Skytop Lodge, we want to create an inclusive atmosphere where anyone at any age feels they can try something new during their stay.
  • All participants in the Ski School will receive personalized instruction. The Ski School instructors will meet you where you are at, and help you develop the skills you need to ski down any type of mountain terrain.
  • Classes last for about 50 minutes. This is the perfect amount of time to learn what you need to know in order to go skiing in the Poconos. The Ski School instructors create lesson plans that are designed to captivate the attention of any group of learners, including young children who want to learn to ski.
  • You do not have to bring your own equipment. You can rent ski equipment from Skytop Lodge directly, which minimizes the amount of gear you have to bring and also allows you to try the sport without investing a lot of money into personal equipment.

When you book a room at Skytop Lodge, you can also enroll in lessons at the Ski School. You can work with the concierge to learn more about when lessons are available during your stay.

Tips for Those Who are New to Skiing

If you want to learn to ski during your next trip to the Poconos, then it is important to come prepared. At Skytop Lodge, we have compiled a few tips that will help you be ready for your lessons:

Dress appropriately.

  • As a beginner, you may not realize the important role your clothing plays in your ability to ski properly. You will want to wear a warm, water-resistant coat, snow pants, gloves, ski boots, and sunglasses. When you dress for the elements and for the sport, you will be nimble, agile, comfortable, and safe during your entire time on the slopes.

Come to your lessons knowing you are going to fall.

  • No one gets it right the first time, and falling is part of the learning process. Rather than being disappointed by a fall, focus on getting up and trying again. If you do sense you are about to fall while you are skiing, try to fall to the side. Falling to the side will offer you some protection, and it also makes it easier for you to get back up on your skis.

Look out, not down.

  • It is only natural to want to focus on your feet when you are learning how to maneuver through the snow in your skis. However, looking down will actually make it harder for you to get the hang of it. Instead, focus on a marker about 10 or 15 feet in front of you. By looking out into the distance, you will be able to stay balanced and focus on what is coming ahead of you on the slopes.

Whether you are bringing your young children to the mountains to ski for the first time or you are hoping to try out the sport for yourself, Skytop Lodge is the best place to learn to ski. In addition to having a ski school on-site, our premier Poconos resort also has many other state-of-the-art amenities for you to enjoy during your stay.

Contact us today, and book your winter getaway at Skytop Lodge.