Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau launches live cameras

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Visitors Bureau Offers Live Beauty Shots

Pocono Mountains, PA – Is it snowing? Are there skiers skiing? Take a live look at the Pocono Mountains (800poconos.com) with our four live cameras (800poconos.com/livecameras) and get a real-time view of different locations around the four-county region.

“The Pocono Mountains is where you want to be this winter… with its powdery conditions out on the slopes and crisp mountain air – the best way to share that is to show it,” said David West, vice-president of marketing for the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB). “A picture is worth a thousand words, and a real camera view is worth a thousand paid photographers. That’s why we’ve taken the step of not only hosting the cameras on our official website (800poconos.com/livecameras), but also partnering with NBC Universal, Inc.’s Philadelphia and New York affiliates, NBC10 and NBC4.”

As released earlier in the season, the PMVB has a new winter campaign and competitive slogan called “Life’s Greater in the Pocono Mountains.” As part of this, live camera feeds from participating tourism partners are integrated with the news and weather on WNBC and WCAU showing the beauty shots from around the region. Current Pocono regional partners featured include Blue Mountain Ski Area, Shawnee Mountain, Fernwood Winter Fun Center and Woodloch Resort. Additional cameras will be added this spring/summer, such as ones at Lake Wallenpaupack and Camelbeach Waterpark.

The goal of installing these live cameras is to allow potential visitors to get a real live glimpse of the natural beauty and activities of the Pocono Mountains. Participate in our social media engagement with Twitter (@PoconoTourism) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/poconotourism) by sending and posting photographs of your Pocono winter experiences. To stay up-to-date and receive specials and discounts, text POCONOSKI to 77950 and be part of our mobile community. For more information on the Pocono Mountains, visit 800poconos.com.

About the Pocono Mountains

With 2,400 square miles encompassing Pennsylvania’s Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties, the Pocono Mountains region is home to rolling mountain terrain, breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls, thriving woodlands and 170 miles of winding rivers.  Winters offer guests the opportunity to ski, snowboard, snow tube and even snowshoe their way through snowy wonderlands encompassing over 163 ski trails, while summers also cater to the active traveler allowing exploration of 261miles of hiking and biking trails, over 35 golf courses, whitewater rafting, boating, fishing and open access to nine state and two national parks.

Any time of year is a good time to visit the Pocono Mountains, located within driving distance of most major East Coast cities.  This region teeming with history offers year-round cultural tours and art exhibitions, abundant antiquing and brand-name shopping and a full calendar of festivals showcasing the heritage, music and food of the Pocono Mountains.

Even the most discerning traveler will find comfortable accommodations in the Pocono Mountains, which offers an eclectic mix of resorts, distinctive properties and quaint, country inns and bed and breakfasts.

Pocono Mountains visitor information is available online at www.800poconos.com or by phone at 800-POCONOS (800-762-6667).  Follow @PoconoTourism on Twitter to stay current with up-to-date information.  Established in 1934, the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is a private, non-profit, membership organization.  The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for the four counties of Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne in northeastern Pennsylvania.