February is upon us. February is traditionally a month that has the best winter conditions of the year. It is a month that allows us an opportunity to enjoy winter in its full glory. February is also the home of Valentine’s Day as well as the top ski weekend of the year, Presidents Day Weekend. As a child, I looked at February as the prime time for skiing. I viewed it much the same way I viewed July for amusement parks and baseball. It was the peak of the winter season. It was generally a month that was uninterrupted by warm ups, was a month when the snow had a deep base, and to top it all, a break from school was present right in the middle of the month. By the time March arrives, my mind would start switching to spring, but this month was the prime month for winter. I would often try to ski 15-20 times during the month of February, knowing it wouldn’t get any better than this for the ski season. With any luck, we would get help from Mother Nature and the month would be complete. Along with being a month to enjoy the sport you love, it’s also a time to share your love with others. My advice would be to make time for both this month and enjoy the month thoroughly.
At Bear Creek, February is a time of great excitement and great times. It is the perfect month to book your winter vacation, with the prime winter month ahead. In addition, we have live entertainment throughout the resort including music at The Grille on Tuesdays and a whole evening of entertainment at The Trails End every Saturday. This season, mid-week is very affordable for college students, club members, military, and fire department employees with $22 all-day lift tickets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays.
This month is a short month that will go by fast. Don’t miss out on everything it has to offer. At a time when other businesses and locations are slow, Bear Creek is full of excitement. Have a happy Valentine’s Day and Presidents Weekend.
Jeff Zellner- Marketing and Public Relations Manager, Bear Creek Mountain Resort
There is no denying that winter is a beautiful season with the sun glistening off the pristine snow, crystalline ice hanging delicately off the tree branches and the white color that is draped across every inch of where we live. It is unfortunate that those days are more of a memory than a reality, however, that doesn’t mean we still can’t enjoy the activities associated with winter. With Pennsylvania’s ever-changing winter, seasonal favorites can be hard to maintain. Luckily, Bear Creek Mountain Resort is the perfect place to accommodate a variety of interests.
If you are anything like me, an outdoor adventure enthusiast, the decreasing snow in this region can be a bummer. That means no more cross country skiing and fewer winter hikes through the woods. Fortunately, the slopes at Bear Creek provide a close and convenient outlet where I can still enjoy the alpine activities even when the conditions in my backyard aren’t favorable. For those of us who aren’t promoters of snow, this resort provides other year-round options to fight the winter blues. So, if you are going to stay indoors this season, try spending sometime at our dining facilities. Our café offers a variety of live music every Saturday starting at 4pm as well as trivia on Thursdays, while The Grille provides entertainment on Tuesdays from 6-9pm. If you live nearby, it is a great way to spend some quality time with great friends accompanied by great food, drinks and views any night of the week! If you don’t frequent the restaurants, Bear Creek also offers a place to rejuvenate and revitalize. The winter can be harsh on skin and hair, and after a long day of skiing, I could use all the help I can get. The Spa at Bear Creek is a wonderful place for any hair, skin or nail treatment you need with the friendliest staff available. After taking time to find my inner mountain-girl, it’s a perfect place to pamper myself with a massage. Winter is all about experiencing the seasonal fundamentals and there is no better ending to my adventurous day than to sit by the fire with a warm cup of hot chocolate, enjoying the local festivities. So, no matter what your style is, there is something for everyone at Bear Creek Mountain Resort!
Hard to believe that the holidays are right around the corner. Every year it feels like they show up sooner and sooner. As a parent of a 5 year old daughter named Ella, the holidays have brought additional challenges this year. As a child, I remember the craze over Cabbage Patch dolls. I remember waiting in long lines at the Lehigh Valley Mall waiting for the next available doll, which you could not choose. I also remember bouncing from store to store at places like Hess’s and Leh’s. Looking for that elusive toy. This year the toy of choice is Hatchimals. Now, instead of asking for a special toy, I am searching websites and stores at all hours of the night in hopes of delivering the home run of gifts this holiday season. As exhausting as the holidays can be, it is a time of year that offers so many great things.
At Bear Creek, the holidays provide a lot of special things to our guests. This year, we are offering holiday lunches in The Grille. These lunches are held in our beautiful restaurant, which will be decorated for the season, and are perfect for your office, or for you and some friends. If you can’t break away for lunch, try Holiday Happy Hour on Fridays from 5-7 featuring live holiday jazz. For the winter enthusiast, we have the 5 for 150 ticket pack, which is a great gift idea. The tickets are transferable, meaning that you can give them as individual gifts to 5 different people or to a single recipient. If you are like me and have trouble deciding on gifts, a Bear Creek gift card is a great option. Give this gift to a friend or loved-one that is looking for a great meal, relaxation at The Spa, a night away, or a fun day on the ski slopes.
Bear Creek would like to wish all of its guests and their families a happy and healthy holiday season. We are so grateful for all of your support throughout the year and are looking forward to sharing time together throughout 2017. On a side note, if you find a Hatchimal before the holidays, I will pay cash!
Marketing & Public Relations Manager, Bear Creek Mountain Resort.
Once the temps dropped last night our grooming team went out to assess the slopes. They spent a majority of the evening pushing stock piles of snow around to complete the coverage on trails. Given the past weeks overly high temps and rain, the slopes were left in good shape to finish off the weekend. We will be reopening today from 8:30am-9pm with 14 trails. Conditions are Spring-Like and some bare spots exist. The forecast is calling for a high of 42 and partly cloudy skies. Tickets will be $25 for the day.