April seemed like it passed in a flash. I am sure May will do the same. Spring is in full bloom and summer is right on the doorstep, but May is a month to savor. A few really great things happen in the month of May every year. The first thing is Mother’s Day. This is a great opportunity to honor mom’s everywhere. Personally, I always take my mom out to dinner. Rather than physical gifts, she enjoys spending time together over a good meal with a good atmosphere. No matter what choice you make, make sure you enjoy every moment with your mom this year.
Aside from Mother’s Day, May is the kickoff to the summer season. The unofficial start occurs later this month when Memorial Day arrives. Memorial Day is a chance to say thank you to all of those who have served this country. It also is an opportunity to spend time with friends and family.
May at Bear Creek is the beginning of Music under the Stars. The outdoor concert series returns May 25th, this year with upgraded lighting on the deck that will make the atmosphere even more special. Margarita Mondays continues with half-priced margarita throughout the entire month. The weather is warming up, making this promotion even better in May. Finally, Bear Creek will debut a new event this month on May 21st with the Artisan Craft Festival. This event brings handmade products from around the region to Bear Creek for a fun day of sampling, shopping, and snacking.
Enjoy all the things that May brings. Most importantly, make sure to take a few moments this month to say thanks to all the mothers out there as well as all of those who have served this country.
What a winter season! It was a roller coaster ride of ups and downs, punctuated with a March snowstorm that rivaled the blizzard of 1993. Luckily we were able to provide 91 days of winter sports this year and look forward to a great ski season next year. With the departure of winter, we quickly turn towards warmer weather, flowers, and all the great things that spring has to offer. No matter how big of a winter sports fan you are, almost everyone enjoys getting back to grilling out, amusement parks, baseball, fishing, and all the great things that begin in spring. Spring is a return to the yard, a return to the ballpark, a return to flowers, and a return to longer, warmer days.
At Bear Creek, spring signals the return of the Spring Wine Festival. This two-day event takes place on April 8th and 9th and features live music, food and craft vendors, as well as the region’s best wine. In addition, Margarita Mondays return on April 10th with half-priced margaritas. This great promotion will take place at the Trails End Café every Monday through the summer. If margaritas, Tex-Mex cuisine, and poolside dining appeal to you, don’t miss this promotion. April is also Buy-One, Get-One month at The Grille for season pass holders. Show your season pass and get a complimentary entrée with the purchase of an entrée.
Have a happy and safe month of April. The weather is warming, trees are blooming, and there are a lot of great things ahead!
I want to first begin this note by thanking all of our winter guests. This season has been a season unlike any other in recent memory. We had extended warm temperatures that reached nearly 80 degrees in February, as well as extended warmth in January, forcing winter sports to stop for 6 days. After all of that, mother nature threw us a lifeline and we now have the season’s best conditions. We have received many questions regarding our operational plans and they are as follows:
Beginning on Monday, March 20th, we will operate with abbreviated hours. Monday, March 20th through Thursday March 23rd we will be open from 12pm-8pm with a $20 tubing session from 6-8pm.
Friday, March 24th we will operate from 12pm-10pm
Saturday March 25th we will be open from 8:30am-10pm
Sunday March 26th we will be open from 8:30am- 4pm. Closing for the 2016/17 season at 4pm.