The Times-Tribune

Hit the slopes

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Temperatur­es plummeted in recent weeks, providing the perfect weather for the area’s ski slopes —

Montage Mountain Resorts in Scranton, Elk Mountain Ski Resort in Susquehann­a County and Shawnee

Mountain Ski Area and Camelback Mountain Resort, both in Monroe County — to open for the season. And skiing is not all they have on tap.

Many resorts offer live music and dining options as well as opportunit­ies for all ages to learn how to ski and snowboard. Guests can take their own equipment or rent some on-site. For a more a family-friendly activity, check out snow tubing, in which people of all ages slide down the snow atop a round, inflated tube. Resorts usually supply the tubes and even offer tandem ones that let kids and adults traverse the snow together.

For more informatio­n, including weather and slope conditions, visit montagemou­ntainresor­ts.com, elkskier.com, shawneemt.com and skicamelba­ck.com.

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