close to Philly
short runs, insanely narrow trails, crowded, icy
Camelback is an older resort built for skiers. Make that an extremely low volume of skiers. How else to explain the tiny, narrow trails that seem to invite pile-ups. The black trails are less crowded, but every time I've visited they were totally icy. And sadly, as the saying goes, the trail map writes a check that the snowmaking can't cash... I've never been here and seen all the trails open.
But I'm not going to write off Camelback altogether. There are a few nice cruisey runs here, it's convenient to Philly, lift tickets are reasonable, and the facilities are adequate. I'd just recommend visiting on a weekday to avoid the throngs of wobbly first-timers and reckless pre-teens.