What’s New for 2002: Bear Creek
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Over $2 million has been spent on improvements at Bear Creek Resort over the summer, as the Pennsylvania resort (located 60 minutes from Philadelphia) adds a new tubing park and new trails. (Bear Creek was formerly known as Doe Mountain.)

Snow tubing seems to be the theme of the 2002-2003 winter season for the Mid-Atlantic, and like many of its peers, Bear Creek is opening a new tubing park. The Park will offer nine 750-foot runs with a 17% grade.

For those who prefer to slide down the slopes in skis or a snowboard, Bear Creek has added two new trails, including Sasquatch, a black diamond run.

The resort’s terrain park and 570-foot long half pipe have been re-designed and enlarged, and hundreds of pairs of new skis and snowboards have been added to the rental shop.

$1.2 million worth of new snow guns have been added to Bear Creek’s snowmaking arsenal, and a newly enlarged pond and additional pumps should help the resort crank out artificial snow on 100% of terrain.

The lodge café has also seen some renovations of its own: a new menu will be offered, and diners will have the option of eating outside on the lodge deck, under brand new portable heaters.

View what’s new for 2002 at other Mid-Atlantic resorts
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About M. Scott Smith

M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.

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