Poconos ski resorts see their best season in years amid COVID-19 escapes, lots of snow

As November’s weather ended on a mild spell, and with COVID-19 restrictions looming, Pennsylvania’s ski resorts started the season with trepidation. “We were definitely a little nervous,” said Rachel Wyckoff, spokesperson at Shawnee Mountain in East Stroudsburg. “We weren’t sure what to expect.” But the season has exceeded expectations of even the most cautiously optimistic. “It’s been amazing,” Wyckoff said. “We’ve never seen so many skiers, tubers and snowboarders want to be out there all day. We have sold out every weekend this season.” Though she did not share numbers, Wyckoff said online …

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