Originally Posted by TeleMac
Acme grocery will too once the season gets started.
Speaking of Acme, if anyone close to one can send me a package of as many Voortman's cookies as will fit in a USPS box, I will be eternally grateful (or at least until I eat them all!) I'm talking about those flat chocolate ones with the chocolate glaze that are sold by the pound...no luck finding them in NYC yet and I'm craving them! The 25¢ original Peanut Chews sold at Wawa come at a close second...at least I'll be back on voting day and will grab some then!
Back on topic, though, I skiied at Shawnee for 15 years. GREAT SkiWee Ski School (I went through it and then started instructing there), and if all the trails are open there's lots of nice diversity in the trails. One of the better lodges I've been in, as well, if we're talking about that. Better crowd control than either Blue or Camelback. I'll say it again...GREAT ski school.
Snö Mountain (formerly Montage) is pretty decent, and has a nice "small-town" feel to it. Few crowds, decent runs, though not as much spread as at Shawnee. They split the mountain in the middle so that the bottom 500' of vertical are blacks and the top 500' are blues and greens. Snö has some of the steepest trails in PA, though like all trails in the Poconos, they tend to be pretty short!
Elk is also good to get away from the crowds and get some good runs in. The people are great there, and the mountain has some great spread, especially for something in PA. Pack some warm clothes if you go, though: Elk is sort of the Whiteface of the Poconos, bringing in the highest number of frost-bite warning days out of all the resorts in the area! Cold weather means good snow, but they can get some wind up there that'll make you wish you were actually gaper enough to buy a ski mask.
If you're equidistant from both the Catskills and the Poconos, I'd opt for Windham or Belleayre in the Cats. Less crowded than Hunter, same skiing, and (especially true at Belleayre), better grooming/snow. For my own personal tastes, I'm trying to hit up the Adirondacks or the Greens as much as possible...slightly longer commute, but much better vert!