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.
November is upon us! When I began working at Bear Creek in 2005, November was a month that was stuck in between the upcoming ski season and remnants of our summer operations. At that time, Bear Creek only had 53 rooms and really only operated a single ballroom space for most of the year. There was no Spa, no Trails End Café, and The Grille was only a fraction of the size that you see today. November was a wait and see month. It was a month to hope for the best for the upcoming winter and hopefully drive some excitement through the anticipation of ski season. As an avid skier of many years, this was the time of year that I would take my annual pre-season trip to the ski resort to get my pass picture taken. It was also the time I would call in to an 800 number to listen for snowmaking updates on any cold night. I realize this ages my story, but it shows the anticipation building for the winter season. Upon arriving at the resort, it looked quiet and calm. There was no action and felt like it was a pure waiting game, it felt like visiting a baseball field or amusement park in March, nothing but waiting, anticipation, and quiet.
Things have changed at Bear Creek since 2005 and certainly since the 1990’s, when I would drive to get my pass picture. The month of November still has the excitement of years past, but it also has a lot going on. The wedding season is running strong through November as brides and grooms will share their perfect day at Bear Creek. The Grille has great specials throughout the month, including Half-Priced Sushi on Wednesdays, Prime Rib Fridays, and the very popular Thanksgiving Buffet. The Spa is hosting the second Sangria at Sunset, featuring Apple Cider Sangria on November 16th. The Hotel is offering great fall getaway packages, perfect for a couples escape. In addition, for the winter enthusiast, we are offer an exciting new product, the 5 for 150 ticket pack. This is limited time only and will get you 5 lift tickets for 150 dollars. They can be exchanged, gifted, or as I would have done, used for myself. This is a great option for holiday gifts and busy skiers or riders with the need for flexibility.
November is not what it once was, and thank goodness for that! It has become an exciting time at the resort, having little resemblance to 2005. It now incorporates all the excitement of years past with the action of an active, vibrate resort. Enjoy all that the month of November offers, including the beginning of the holiday season, and we hope to be in your plans during this great month.
Marketing & Public Relations Manager- Bear Creek Mountain Resort.