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Friday, 04 October 2013 14:23

Snowmaking and potential opening

It looks like our next snowmaking window arrives on Saturday. We will be putting all our guns to work in hopes of opening by Christmas. The window looks brief and the temperatures are going to be fairly marginal during the majority of the cold snap.
Our system was originally built to open 90% of the mountain with 120 hours of snowmaking at 25F Wet Bulb temperatures.  This was viewed as a aggressive approach to snowmaking that should serve us well in moderate temperatures.  The 2006/2007 season redefined the worst case scenario for a warm winter.  As a result we upgraded the system to open 100% of the mountain in 85 to 90 hours of snowmaking at 27F wet bulb.  The 2011/2012 season again redefined worst case scenario so we upgraded 21 snow guns to further boost production in marginal temperatures and further decrease the number of ours required to open.
This December has followed a similar trend to last year and the snowmaking windows we have been presented have been miniscule.  As we approach this next window we spent $100,000 this morning to add 6 new guns to our fleet and and give us the best opportunity to open some terrain by Christmas.  The guns will arrive in time for Saturday snowmaking and hopefully will be just what we need to make the holidays white!
Keep your fingers crossed and think cold thoughts!
Friday, 04 October 2013 14:22

A Little Bit About Snowmaking

You might be wondering how we actually make snow. While searching the Internet to find a great way to explain how snowmaking works, I came across two great informational videos.

These videos were produced by, their meteorologist, Joel Gratz, explains the science behind snowmaking, why skiers and snowboarders should care and why resorts across North America need man made snow to keep the lifts running.

In the first, Making Snow On The Mountain, you will learn about what a snow gun does, how it works and what our snowmaking team has to do to make great snow. In the second, The Business Of Snowmaking, you will learn about the logistics, economics and elements required to make snow.

I encourage you to take a few minutes to learn about the snowmaking process and why it is so important to Bear Creek.


Friday, 04 October 2013 14:22

HOT DEAL: Lodging + $10 Dining Card

Don't Miss The Final Hot Deal Of The Year!

Why not get in a last minute getaway before the holiday season?

This Hot Deal includes:

  • Overnight Accommodations
  • $10 Bear Creek Dining Card

Starting at $99 per night in a standard room. Upgrade to a suite for only $20 more. Rooms are based on double occupancy and availability. Must stay between December 2, 2012 and December 6, 2012

Book online using code HTDL or call The Hotel 1-866-754-2822 to book your package today!


Friday, 04 October 2013 14:21

Thanksgiving Fun!

Gobble, Gobble and Happy Thanksgiving!  November is a time for homecoming and historically Thanksgiving is one of the most travel heavy times of the year.  According to various websites 56% of modern day Thanksgiving Pilgrims will travel at least 100 miles by car, with the average distance of 214 miles, but Orbitz, the travel website, has air travel at its peak in July. So armed with this information, the moral of this story is that all travel can be a hassle no matter what day you travel, it just depends on who you ask!

I am blessed with the fact that all my family now lives nearby and my even more special family of friends are right in my neighborhood.  The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is a huge night for us to get together and enjoy some quiet time before the hectic holidays hit.  This year we will be at Bear Creek together for the Pub Crawl.  What a great way to host a party…let Bear Creek do all the work! 

We will begin the night in the Trails End Café where Victoria and Ben are the Mixologists for the night.  Bar None Entertainment will be spinning tunes and handing out prizes for trivia.  Then we will crawl on down to The Turkey Bar that will be set up in the rock garden with patio heaters and fire pits to keep us toasty and warm.  But it is the cool games that I am most looking forward to at The Turkey Bar.  There will be four of them all based on Minute to Win It games but with a Thanksgiving twist. 

When it is time to move on to the third bar we will be heading into The Grille for a drink special and to listen to Jake Kaligis and The New Constitution play.  By crawling through the resort and visiting all three bars, I can then be entered to win an off peak season pass OR an overnight stay in The Hotel at Bear Creek.  What an awesome prize!!! 

So on Monday of Thanksgiving week I can say that I am so looking forward to this Wednesday night and spending a fun night at Bear Creek with all my friends.  Hope to see you at the Turkey Bar.


Friday, 04 October 2013 14:21

Who said Trick-Or-Treat was just for kids

Are you tired of being stuck inside after this past storm, did you miss your chance to show off your impressive costume for a second year in a row? Well you still have a chance to get out and show it off.

Join us tonight, October 31 for a 21+ Halloween party at the Trails End Café.

The festivities will begin at 7PM, and include $5 drink and $2 draft specials all night. We have a whole list of special drinks for the evening. Try a Cranberry Ginger Martini, Spiked Apple Cider, Pumpkin Nut Martini or a Carmel Appletini. If these sound a little too sweet for your taste buds, we will also have Victory Ale and Red Hook Pumpkin Ale beer specials all night.

There will be Halloween themed games and horror films played all evening. Don’t forget to enter our Halloween costume contest. You just might have a chance to win prizes. We will be awarding prizes to the Best Overall Costume, Prettiest Costume, Scariest Costume, Best Couple and Best Group.

Don’t sit around at home in the dark alone for another evening, grab your friends and come to the Trails End Café for an evening of frights and delights.

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