Escape from the Pocono's

by: mstanford215 - Mar 23, 2013

  • Overall Rating 4
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 4
  • Terrain Park 2
  • Nightlife 2

    Pros: Varied Terrain, Family Atmosphere, Big for Southwest New York

    Cons: Lifts, Terrain Parks, Open Terrain

    Recommended For: Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Feb 1, 2013

Full review

Greek Peak is a great escape from the Pocono's, if you're coming up North but dont want the drive to Gore/Vermont, etc. If it get's fresh snow, the conditions can be amazing, with powder runs all over and glades easy to find. Pending on which runs they have open, you could find nice, long cruiser's or steep technical drops. Terrain Parks leave plenty to be desired but have been getting progressively better. During dry spells it can get a bit icy, crowds form only during peak times. The layout of the mountain disperses these crowds pretty well, though. The lifts feel and run as old as they look. This is a fantastic family resort with plenty of easy terrain, gentle stuff starting from the peak all the way down, on/off mountain activities (mountain coaster, etc), and Ithaca/Cortland are 20 minutes away. If you're looking for advanced runs, you'll find them but only a handful. Overall, fun place to visit, good "local" moutain feel.