What’s New for 2005: Bear Creek Mountain Resort
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Pennsylvania’s Bear Creek Mountain Resort has spent $1.5 million in capital improvements for the 2005-2006 winter season. Two new carpet lifts, an expansion to the Grille at Bear Creek restaurant, and the construction of a loft in the Ski and Snowboard School highlight the improvements.

A 690-foot Magic Carpet lift has replaced the handle tow on the beginner trail Cub Run. This carpet extendes 50 feet higher than the rope tow it replaces. In addition, two handle tows in the snowtubing park have been replaced by one Magic Carpet lift. This will transport guests to the top more quickly and comfortably, and reduces staffing needs from four to one.

Seating capacity has nearly doubled from 80 to 150 guests at the mountainside restaurant the Grille at Bear Creek. A new mezzanine has also been added in the Ski and Snowboard School, providing space for 85 guests. Finally, electrical capacity at the base of the mountain has been increased by 20% to allow all 80 snowguns to be in use at one time.

Seating capacity at the Grille at Bear Creek has nearly doubled. Photo provided by Bear Creek Mountain Resort.
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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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