Seasoned travellers know that there are few resorts in the world where you can find both an ideal summer destination that will be just as enjoyable during winter. Blakeslee is just such a location; a veritable ski resort in which summer visitors also won?t suffer boredom. On top of that the place is so picturesque avid photographers will find it impossible to stop clicking away. But perhaps the major draw of this corner of Pennsylvania is how conducive it is for family fun, regardless of the season. Simple but cosy log cabins, rustic riverfront cabins and the inevitable ski chalets are some of the accommodation options holidaymakers can expect.
Skiing and other winter sports are what Blakeslee tourists look forward to most. And the beauty of it is that its trails are beginner-friendly enough for visitors to get their first taste of skiing there.
Those who have always dreamt about being a NASCAR driver can get firsthand experience of just how it feels with a day at the Pocono Raceway. All that is required is for visitors to show up at the race track and they will be given everything from the racing suit and helmet to the instructions they need. It is a once-in-a-lifetime thrill holidaymakers will not want to miss.
All that fun and activity is bound to work up an appetite and visitors can cure their hunger pangs at any of Blakeslee?s fine restaurants and pubs. Among them is Da?s Irish pub where they can get a tasty sandwich and a cold beer at amazing prices.
The Jack Frost Mountain resort is a great place to ski as it provides established surfers and novices alike with interesting trails. Those travelling with their family will in particular find this locale extremely enjoyable; frolicking along the steep slopes while snow tubing makes for great laughs. The managers of the course spare no effort in making sure the trails are well prepared for maximum enjoyment. For maximum pleasure, visitors should be sure to slot in their skiing for during the week as they are sure to avoid crowds, and pay less for their ride on the ski lift.
Like most parts of the USA, January is Blakeslee?s chilliest month with temperatures dropping to as low as -10°C. Temperatures do rise as the year goes by, and as April ends they are already in the twenties. When summer fully settles in, highs of up to 32°C are recorded. Though spring sees quite a bit of rainfall, autumn experiences far more precipitation with October being particularly wet.
The Wilkes-Barre International Airport is the world?s gateway to Blakeslee. Despite its name, visitors shouldn?t expect to get a direct flight on established international carriers to this airport. They will likely land at JFK or any other major international airport in USA and then climb a Delta Air Lines or United Airlines plane to get to Wilkes-Barre. From there they can travel the 18 miles to Blakeslee by taxi or rental car.