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Bear Creek Mountain Resort

Macungie, Pennsylvania

Vertical drop:510 feet
Base elevation:590 feet
Peak elevation:1,100 feet
Skiable acres:86
Longest run:7,400 feet
Trails:21
Bear Creek Mountain Resort doesn’t claim a lot of natural snow or a high vertical - an average annual snowfall of 40 inches falls on its 510 feet of vertical - but it does claim close proximity to Philadelphia, which draws a lot of urban skiers, and 100% snowmaking kicks in when Mother Nature doesn’t. 21 trails are available to skiers and boarders, appealing mostly to novice skiers. There are several trails with short but steep pitches for the advanced skier. Two large areas are available for new skiers, with their own rope tows and chairlift. All trails are lit for night skiing. In 2003, Bear Creek replaced its older “B” double chair with a brand new (fixed grip) quad chairlift. In 2005, Bear Creek replaced three rope tows with two new Magic Carpet lifts. Lift enhancements continued in 2006, with the installation of a new fixed-grip quad. The quad replaced a triple, which was then moved to replace an existing double lift. And in 2008, Bear Creek added a new, 2,200-foot long quad chairlift, concluding a 5-year chairlift renewal plan that resulted in no lift on its property being over six years old.

For those who would rather slide down the mountain on an inner tube, Bear Creek also has a snow tubing park, with 750-foot long runs and a 17% grade. Tubing tickets are sold separately from lift tickets.

Bear Creek has three separate terrain parks spread over 13 acres. Cascade Park is geared towards the beginner skier or snowboarders and includes small jumps and easy rails. Black Bear Park contains more advanced features, such as as 20- to 50-foot tabletops. Timberline Park is a boardercross course and includes features such as berms, rollers, and kickers. A 750-foot long halfpipe, a 46-foot S Rail, and a 24 by 24-foot Wall Ride are other features found in the parks.

4 or 8 hour lift tickets can be purchased at Bear Creek. The clock starts when you purchase your ticket.

Although Bear Creek primarily receives day visitors, there are many lodging and dining options available nearby. Several local hotels offer inexpensive “ski and stay” packages. The Inn at Bear Creek is a full service hotel located directly at the resort. The hotel offers discounted midweek packages including lodging and lift tickets. As with many mid-Atlantic resorts, you will find better prices and less crowds if you visit Bear Creek midweek.

Bear Creek was previously known as Doe Mountain but changed its name when it switched ownership in the late 90’s.

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Key Statistics

Resort Name: Bear Creek Mountain Resort
Vertical Drop: 510 feet
Base Altitude: 590 feet
Peak Altitude: 1,100 feet
Trails:
  • 30% beginner
  • 40% intermediate
  • 30% advanced
  • Skiable Acres: 86
    Longest Run: 7,400 feet
    Lift Capacity: 7,000 per hour
    Lifts: 6 (3 quads, 1 triple, 2 carpets)
    Night Skiing: Yes, on 100% of terrain
    Terrain Park: Three terrain parks covering 13 acres; expert, beginner, and family-oriented parks.
    Halfpipe: 750 feet long
    Tubing Park: 5 lanes with a 17% grade. The tubing park is 1,000 feet long.
    Address: 101 Doe Mountain Lake
    Macungie, PA 18062
    Phone: (800) 682-7107 or (610) 682-7100
    Latitude: 40.476200
    Longitude: -75.625822
    Links: http://bcmountainresort.com/
    3:15 am on September 1 / Quakertown Airport
    72° F
    Fair
    Humidity:100%
    Wind Speed:0 mph
    Barometer:30.02 in
    Dewpoint:72 °F
    Visibility:7.00 mi
    Sunrise:6:28 a.m.
    Sunset:7:37 p.m.
    Way too warm for snowmaking. 

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    News about Bear Creek

    Mid-Atlantic Ski Season Gains Momentum

      December 27, 2012 - A shot of cold air and some natural snow has helped launch the 2012-2013 winter season in a big way. Find out the status of Mid-Atlantic ski areas.

    The Weekly Altitude

      November 18, 2012 - The Weekly Altitude provides a look at what’s happening in the Mid-Atlantic ski and snowboard scene. In this week’s issue: Wisp Resort to change hands; Wintergreen’s “Snow License Program” offers free skiing to 5th and 6th graders; Thanksgiving Eve Pub Crawl at Bear Creek; and Whitetail pledges $10,000 to the MPMC Project.

    Mid-Atlantic Ski Season Kicks Off, with Help from Mother Nature

      December 6, 2009 - The return of colder temperatures has allowed mid-Atlantic ski areas to fire up the guns, and Mother Nature helped kick off the festivities with some natural snow. Several resorts in the mid-Atlantic are now open for skiing and boarding, with more expected to come on-line soon.

    DCSki Introduces New Features to Track Resort “Tweets”

      November 15, 2009 - The Twitter microblogging service allows individuals and companies to create and share short text-based updates called “Tweets.” Over a dozen ski areas in the mid-Atlantic region have created a presence on Twitter, using Twitter to post announcements and information. DCSki now captures these updates and makes them readily available to skiers and boarders, whether or not they have their own Twitter account.

    What’s New for 2008: Bear Creek

      November 15, 2008 - Pennsylvania’s Bear Creek Mountain Resort has added a new quad chairlift and amped up its snowmaking arsenal with fourteen new automated guns.

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    Reader Comments about Bear Creek

    LOUDINI
    2 years ago
    BEAR CREEK IS THE BEST/ THEY TREAT YOU LIKE YOU OWN THE PLACE, EVERY ONE IS SO NICE THAT WORKS THERE SEE YOU SOON
    Speak truth to powder.
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