Well…October is officially here at Bear Creek. The summer is over and the leaves are just beginning to show us signs that winter is on the way. October has always been a transitional month. It is a time where we can still enjoy some of the benefits of summer, like warm days, but also enjoy the cooler evening air. It is definitely the month that offers some of the most beautiful sights at the resort. October has become a highly sought after month for weddings and corporate events, and leisure guests. The mountain scenery begins so show a great deal of character, and guests want to be a part of the beauty. In addition, the ambiance of our resort lends itself perfectly towards the fall season. Many guests enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in front of one of our fireplaces. Others, stop by The Grille for a pumpkin flavored beer along with an excellent dinner. There are a number of ways to enjoy the fall season at Bear Creek, all of which will offer a unique experience.
If you have not had the chance to see Bear Creek during the fall season, try visiting us for Harvest Wine Festival on October 23rd. This event has been a highlight of our events calendar and features over 20 wineries. In addition, the event will feature craft vendors, food vendors, and live jazz music. All of this will create the perfect fall Sunday at the resort. Also, we have half-priced sushi continuing through the month of October in The Grille. If you haven’t tried it, you must! Skiers and boarders, don’t forget to buy your season pass early. Early-bird pricing expires on October 31st.
Make sure you take some time to enjoy all of the great sights that the month of October offers. Enjoy the cool evenings, warm days, fall foliage, serious baseball, trick or treating, and everything else that makes it a great month. We hope you share some of it with us.
Marketing & Public Relations Manager- Bear Creek Mountain Resort.
With the welcoming of September, we welcome back some familiar things. This is the very beginning of the fall season. The days begin to shorten, and the weather begins to provide a little more comfort from the late-summer heat. Also, during my youth, this would be the time I had my first thoughts of the winter season. Usually it took a night or two below 50 degrees to move my mind from baseball, beaches, and amusement parks to the thoughts of hitting the slopes. This is also the month where we welcome in a new school year, start a new football season, and enjoy a slew of outdoor festivals.
At Bear Creek, September is a very busy month. Brides and grooms will fill our outstanding property for perfect fall weddings. Skiers and snowboarders will get the first glimpse of the winter of 2016/2017 with season passes going on sale and the Winter Brochure release. Festival goers will begin the Oktoberfest season on September 18th, with free admission this year. And best of all, is that the month of September still offers some of the best aspects of summer. Music Under the Stars is back for 3 more weeks, concluding on September 15th. Furthermore, we will continue to have live jazz music on Sunday nights with great dinner specials. All of this creates a very exciting start to the fall season and a fitting farewell to what was a great summer at Bear Creek.
We hope to enjoy this new beginning with everyone, take some time and enjoy all the month has to offer. We wish you all a happy September!
Jeff Zellner- Public Relations Manager at Bear Creek Mountain Resort.
Blue collar or white collar, everyone is subject to the summer slow down. Sometimes when your trying to beat the heat, the heat wins. Many times the office can seem like a ghost town and productivity dips to its annual low point. So what is the magic bullet to pick up your game? How do you stay in tune or even rise above the dog days of summer? It is easy to get into a routine of leaving early to mow the grass, or to get the grill fired up for dinner, and who doesn't want to kick back with a cold drink on a hot afternoon? An old adage goes, "if you can't beat em' join em". As with all things in life, a little moderation goes a long way. If your company allows you some summer flexibility, don't be afraid to use it. Take your vacation time! You don't have to look far to find a number of studies that indicate that productivity levels go up when you take advantage of some downtime. Your family will appreciate your presence and you will finally get to clear your mind. The beautiful Pennsylvania scenery awaits your free time. Take some time to go for a hike. Enjoy someone else cooking for you this time, and go find some great outdoor dining. Take a Monday off work and do an overnight stay so you can relax by the pool or book yourself a service in the spa. You work hard, but don't forget who you are under that efficient machine you call an employee. Indulge yourself, but don't become a lazy glutton either, remember moderation. Vacations are great, but spread it out. Saving all your relaxation, recreation, dining out and partying one week a year is a quick way to burn out. We are in a great part of the country where we have the benefit of four distinct seasons. Pick a getaway in each of the seasons. It does't have to be a long vacation, but if you can, make the best of it. Spring is a great time to take on a new sport like mountain biking or disc golf. Summer is clearly the best weather for a dip in the pool, kayaking, paddle boarding or a walk in a stream. Autumn is great for a hike in the changing leaves and the winter is your time for a ski and stay getaway. These things might not be your preference, but the point is that there are plenty of options and reasons to get out and enjoy yourself. Don't be a victim of work place burnout and the summer slow down, Get out and live a little!